A: It's time to pay more attention to the dog. If the dog looks really depressed, this is the time to spend more time with him. Spend more time, make a concentrated effort to go on walks, get involved with a canine sport, like canine musical freestyle or tribal or rally-O, agility — whatever suits you and the dog. Don't do anything that doesn't make you both happy, because that's only going to make things worse. Getting into a dog sport will not only keep you both active, but activity is good. That sets off lots of good brain chemistry, and it will get you involved and the dog involved. You'll see other people, the dog will see other people and other dogs.
You can arrange play dates for your dog if your pet doesn't have any other dogs to hang out with, but I highly recommend getting into something that involves both of you, so that you're not only building the bond even more and solidifying it, but you're giving the dog something else to think about, something else to put his mind on and take his mind off of how sad he is. You'll have a lot of fun. You'll be surprised at how much more fun you can have with your dog. And gradually, you'll see your dog coming out of his depression.
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