If my dogs had to pick a least favorite month, it'd be September. After the hullabaloo of Summer, when foot traffic is high and laughter surrounds them, back to school spells one thing: BOREDOM.
Frantic activity in the days leading up to school can ratchet up the overall household anxiety level. Dogs may start to act out, hoping for attention. It's a good time to remember this favorite phrase—anytime your dog acts out, or your kids for that matter: My dog's on the rollercoaster; I'm on the park bench. The angrier you get, the more reactive your dog will be.