A pet owner came up with the perfect solution to their dog's daytime loneliness ...
Out of all the pets out there, it is our dogs who reign supreme.
via: GettyIt's no secret that dogs are the nation's favorite pet - They're cute, they're loving, and, most importantly, they're loyal.
There is nothing else quite like the loyalty of a dog...
via: GettyAnd we all know that our pooches would, quite literally, walk to the ends of the earth for us.
But, with this loyalty, comes one major issue.
via: GettyAs pack-oriented animals, dogs are happier and more content as part of the household "pack" and can become distressed and, sometimes even depressed, when left alone for long periods of time.
Now, we would all love to spend every dying moment with our dogs, I'm sure.
via: GettyBut, with jobs and other commitments, this is sadly just not possible for the majority of us.
So, as a result, our dogs have to be left at home alone.
via: GettyGranted, a couple of hours of alone time won't do our pooches much harm. But, sadly, there are many dogs out there who are left completely alone in the house all day long.
Dogs are social animals, and they form strong attachments with their humans...
via: GettyStudies have even found that dogs don’t just tolerate human presence; they actively seek it out. So, it’s safe to say that these animals need social closeness with humans, and deprivation of this contact poses welfare concerns.
Dr. Sean O'Hara, lecturer in wildlife cognition and behavior at the University of Salford, seconded these findings.
via: GettyHe explained: "Dogs have evolved to living in fully cohesive groups, i.e. ones that don't temporarily fragment. Social isolation is therefore often problematic to them and they can experience anxiety due to separation. "It's also true that with dogs being social animals they are likely to feel less secure in those times they are left in social isolation. Social animals have shown to crave social contact when isolated more than food."
Yep, dogs can experience high levels of stress when left alone...
And many can grow to become anxious and aggravated as a result. Who else is suddenly rushing home from work?
They should not be left alone for more than a few hours because these dogs suffer from separation anxiety if they are alone for too long.— French Bulls (@French Bulls)1595241747.0
Anyway, many of us will never actually see these side effects...
via: GettyBecause, as soon as we return home, our dogs are happy and full of beans once again.
But many of us can't help but wonder...
via: GettyWhat exactly do our dogs get up to when left all alone in the house?
Well, one dog owner came up with an ingenious solution to keep her pooches entertained.
via: GettyAnd she shared video of her hack on TikTok, where they quickly went viral.
We all know dogs are curious creatures.
via: GettySo this clever lady found a way to allow her dogs to access the outside world - safely.
The lady in question cuts these ingenious holes in the fence.
via: TikTokAnd these curios pooches absolutely love it!