Dealing With Your Dog's Separation Anxiety

Let's discuss dealing with your dogs separation anxiety .

Separation anxiety is when a dog gets upset over its owner leaving it and typically destroys things and behaves badly while alone. Many dogs experience this and this article will explain how dog owners can help deal with this condition.

Separation anxiety is all about a dog's anxiety and fear. Therefore, always try to make your dog feel safe when you are gone and always tell your dog that you will be back. Dogs fear that you are leaving for good and never coming back. If you can eliminate your dog's fear and make it aware that you will always come back, they will change their behavior.

Some dog owners simply put their dog in a cage to prevent it from destroying things. This obviously doesn't allow a dog to be destructive, but putting it in a cage and doing nothing else different, doesn't really do anything to the dog's separation anxiety. The dog still experiences the anxiety, however there are some other ways to treat the separation anxiety in a way that actually reduces and eliminates it.

Some people try tricks like leaving a television or radio on, so the dog hears voices and feels safer. You can also just make sure that your dog has plenty of toys when you leave and you can even rotate the toys so they don't have the same ones every day and get sick of them.

You can also just change your daily routine. A dog notices your routine and understands what it means. However, if you switch things up, your dog may not even realize you are getting ready to leave the house. A very important thing you need to do when dealing with your dog's separation anxiety is to just stay calm when you are leaving and coming home. Don't make a big deal about leaving and don't be overly excited to see your dog when you come home or your dog will be excessively excited and continue having its anxiety when you are not home.

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