You can follow these 3 simple steps to get your doggy to love Furbo! Don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t work the first time, your pup just needs a bit more time to adjust so keep trying! :
My dog has one or more of the following reactions:
- My dog didn’t react to Furbo.
- My dog was scared and ran away.
- My dog ate the treats then ran away.
Some dogs are more sensitive to sounds than others. We recommend you to create a custom recorded Snacks Call (chirping sound) on Furbo. You can go to Set your personalized Snack Call for the instructions.
Tap the button below to go directly to your Furbo app's settings page where you can watch the training video.
See the guide here to set up your personalized snack call:
My dog waited until I got home to eat the treats.
This may indicate your dog has separation anxiety (learn more about separation anxiety). Furbo is a great tool to monitor and assess if your dog is showing signs of separation anxiety. The first 15 minutes after leaving the house can be the most telling. Observe your pup on Furbo and look for signs such as pacing, crying, howling or other unusual behaviors. If you think your dog has separation anxiety, try tossing treats only when you’re home for the first 2 weeks to help build a happy and positive association with Furbo and treat tossing.
Of course, this behavior doesn’t always mean your dog has separation anxiety. They might be busy guarding your home, so they don't care much about treats. To solve this problem, you can try switching to other treats and talking to your dog during treat toss sessions.
How do I know if my dog has separation anxiety?
There are many symptoms of separation anxiety. The most common behaviors are excessive barking, howling, and whining. Dogs with separation anxiety may also display destructiveness such as chewing, digging around doors or windows, urinating and defecating, refusing to eat, panting, drooling, and trembling.
If your dog has any of the symptoms mentioned above, here are a few things you could try:
- Leaving the TV or music when you’re away. This provides a familiar background noise for your pup to feel secure and dampens outside noises that may frighten your dog. It is also scientifically proven that music and white noise can help calm dogs. So it is always nice to have music on for them.
- Leave one of your shirts around for your dog. Your scent on the shirt could help calm your dog.
- Don’t make a fuss when leaving the house. Create a morning routine that leaves your dog feeling calm right before you step out.
- Leave interactive toys so your dog can be entertained while you are away.