The Complete Guide To Curing Separation Anxiety In Dogs
Separation anxiety is a very common behavior problem that many dogs suffer from.Signs that your dog is suffering from separation anxiety can come in many forms.At the core a dog that has separation anxiety has a fear of you leaving and a fear of being apart from you. When you are working with a dog that has separation anxiety, the main concept we want to teach the dog is that “humans leaving me alone is a good thing”.
Here are some of the ways that you can work with your dog to help them over come their separation anxiety.The time that separation anxiety in dogs occurs is when we leave and often times when we are getting ready to leave.One of the first that’s you must do is pay attention to your behavior when you come home and when you leave. It is very important that when it is time for you to leave your dog alone, you don’t turn leaving into this huge spectacle with long good byes and baby talk.
When you are going to leave, don’t even say anything to your dog, just walk out the door.Going over and petting your dog, saying good bye, and giving him lots of attention right before you leave just gets him worked up and triggers the separation anxiety to begin.