How to Handle Separation Anxiety in Dogs

How to Handle Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Dogs that face separation from owners can be difficult to handle, they are dogs that don’t like to let their owners out of their site. It can be frustrating for the owner knowing that the dog is unhappy being alone or away from them. It can be very stressful for the dog also. There are some things that you can do to make it easier for you to leave Poochie home alone.

When you leave the home if you can crate your dog, this way you can be sure that they will not do anything to hurt themselves while you are gone. Giving them a treat when you put them in the crate kennel will let them know that you will be leaving. This may take a few days for them to get used to the crate but they usually adjust quickly. While they are in the crate, make sure they have water and some comfort toys and maybe a blanket with your scent on it.

To help them adjust to the crate you may want to do it on a day that you are home and leave them in for short periods of time. You may also want to crate them while you are at home for a few hours this way they know it’s not a punishment for anything that they did wrong. While they are in the crate talk to them, give them treats through the opening and tell them that they are good dogs. Giving positive reinforcements will let them know they are not in trouble.

If you can not crate your dog, before leaving the home spend some time with them. If you can walk them before leaving to tire them out some and then give them a treat before leaving the home will help them adjust to you leaving them alone. If you are not going to be able to crate them go through the home first and make sure there is nothing there that will harm them. Leaving a radio on for noise during the day will also help them feel like they are not alone.

If nothing else works you can take the dog to the vets and ask about treatments that are available for the dog. The vet will have tips and medication for your dog till it can adjust to being separated from its owner. They will also know your pets’ medical history better than anyone else. Soon your pet will adjust to being separated from you and it will be easier on both of you when you have to leave the home.

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