09/01/2014 AT 9:00 AM ET
Back-to-school is exciting for some, and doggone depressing for others – like dogs!
Your pup’s summer partner-in-crime is going back to the classroom, which means your dog will get less attention and more alone time.
Our friends at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley (HSSV) want to help your pooch fight that September sadness, so they created this adorable infographic filled with fun ideas to keep your pup occupied throughout the school year.
From interactive toys to white noise, or hiring a dog walker, here are plenty of practical ways to help your dog battle those back-to-school blues. No homework necessary!