Separation Anxiety in Dogs
Updated: Apr 29, 2022
What you need to know about anxiety in dogs
How do you train an anxious dog?
Many have experienced what it is like to own or live with a dog who has separation anxiety. Dog anxiety symptoms can be the nightmare you never wanted. And the dog didn’t choose to be this way either. Many people think that the dog does bad things for the sake of doing bad, to get attention, so as not to be left alone or simply to get what they want. Many people jump to a conclusion that bad behaviour is the result of puppy separation anxiety or dog separation anxiety. That is not necessarily the case, but the dog certainly could have legitimate anxiety issues. The concerning part of understanding the root cause of the undesirable behaviour, and if the behaviour is textbook anxiety, is first to look deep into the upbringing of the dog. For instance, many dog trainers say to implement routine into your dog’s life. This is the WORST thing to do, especially if a tinge of anxiety is waiting to be exploited. Routine submits the dog to zero creativity, locks a dog in to one process of day-in-and-day-out events. This makes travelling, moving or shifting the routine for the dog very difficult. Negative, dangerous emotional effects can push the dog to negative limits and these negative limits have a breaking point. Destruction of personal property, destruction of a home, howling, depression, barking and even running away. Routine might be good