Make sure your dog has plenty of food and water available before you leave for the day.
A good walk before you leave will help your dog burn off some energy and make them more likely to sleep while you're gone.
Regular exercise is essential for all dogs, but it's especially important for dogs who will be home alone for long periods of time. A tired dog is a good dog!
The sound of a radio or TV can help to mask outside noises and make your dog feel less alone.
If you have a crate, keep your dog in it while you're gone. This will help to prevent them from getting into trouble or hurting themselves.
Make sure your dog can't access any areas of your home that are dangerous, such as the kitchen or the garage.
Dogs can be destructive, so it's best to put away any valuables that you don't want them to get into.