Canine Separation Anxiety
Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
separation anxiety can be a stress for your dog as well as yourself as
the owner. If when you leave your dog alone, even for short periods, he
or she becomes stressed and behaves badly it is not pleasant for you or
the dog. Fortunately it can be treated and cured.
web site takes a good look at the effects of canine separation anxiety
including the symptoms your dog may display, how to recognise them and
how to treat them so that neither you or your dog has to worry about it
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for your pet.
Even the most loyal and dedicated dog owner must
venture out of the house, either occasionally or daily, without the
company of their four-legged friend. Leaving Fido at home with food,
water, and shelter is certainly not cruel and unusual treatment, and
yet every day otherwise well behaved and loving dogs engage in prison
style riots every time their masters leave them alone in the house.
There are stories of how dog owners had to part with loved dogs because
of separation anxiety.
The causes of separation anxiety in
dogs can vary as much as the types of destruction an anxious dog can
cause. Anyone who has dealt with a dog that can’t be left alone knows
the cycle of guilt, stress, expense, and anger that can develop. While
the problem is serious, fortunately, there are some solutions.
with many pet issues, understanding the how and the why of separation
anxiety in dogs is essential to ending the negative behavior. Learn
exactly what separation anxiety is, what causes it, and how to deal
with it. Your pet, your home, and your nerves will thank you.
anxiety in dogs is the fear or dislike of isolation. Separation anxiety
often results in destructive dog behavior that is not desirable or
acceptable. Separation anxiety is one of the most common and
misunderstood causes of canine behavioral problems, often resulting in
the frustrated dog owner finding a new home for the dog.
social animals, it is normal for puppies to form attachments to their
mother and littermates. Once a puppy is separated from its mother, he
begins to form an attachment to his owner. Attachment implies the
formation of a trusting bond. All dog owners should hope to form a
strong bond with their dog. A strong attachment between dog and master
is perfectly healthy and sound. The problem arises when a dog becomes
overly dependent on his owner, and is unable to abide any kind of
separation without becoming extremely anxious and acting out in
A more applicable definition of separation
anxiety in dogs can be defined by a few specific behaviors that take
place only in the owner’s absence.
route is taken to gain control of separation anxiety, remember to be
patient and understanding. Set realistic goals and boundaries and stick
with them. Most dogs really want and need for you to take charge in
order for them to feel completely at ease in all situations. Remove the
stress from the situation by calmly dealing with issues in a humane and
proactive way. Continue to research and study new ways to deal with
Talk to other dog owners at dog parks and
pet stores, or start a discussion thread on a dog training/health forum
online. There is no sure-fire cure that will work for every dog of
every shape, size and personality, so word of mouth methods that worked
from other caring dog owners may reveal a little-known tactic that
might just work for your dog.
Now that you know what you’re
dealing with and what some of the options are, good luck to you. Here's
hoping that you and your dog achieve peace and harmony whether together
will find much more information about canine separation anxiety and how
you can help your dog through it by browsing the rest of this web site.