Separation anxiety in dogs happens more often in households all over the Country. Remember, a heart-stopping stare now and then when you just about to leave your house? Separation anxiety is real, its a stress. We outlined some of the symptoms of this behavior below:
- Loud bark from the top of their lungs.
- Chewing furniture, hyperventilating
- Urinating all over the house
- Hard breathing
These are the signs of anxious behavior, that could lead to severe stress.
What Causes Such Anxiety?
So far, science does not have a direct explanation of separation anxiety. Even the term itself is very confusing. Could be from psychological trauma at a young age, or present in dogs who were adopted from a pound. There is evidence to suggest that. A sudden loss of a family member, abuse, or aggression from another dog.
There is a certain fear of something that did not happen yet but is expected to occur.
What To Do?
A slow adaptation by giving him treats after a short separation The countermeasure would include a certain game before or after you leave the house. You can even leave small treats around the house for him to discover. Include his toys, bed, and anything else he likes are near at hand.
If he’s a puppy, start adapting him early by leaving him for short periods and gradually expanding the amount of time you’re gone.
Dog runs are a good thing, hydration. Interaction with other dogs and humans. Dogs, at least most of them love kids, playing with kids.
Maybe introduced people to your dog, slowly.
Seems to be the problem is not that simple to resolve, but very manageable and even solvable in the long run.
In any case, try not to yell, or abuse your dog. That is how you deal with separation anxiety in your dog
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