There is a panic disorder that is very common among dogs. It’s called “Dog Separation Anxiety”
See if the following scenarios describe your dog.
You notice your dog follows you so closely he is practically running into the back of your feet.
Often as you go through your normal routine before leaving your home, your dog begins to pant and pace nervously.
It tends to get worse as you put on your coat and hat.
A dog suffering from dog separation anxiety panics the moment you are out of your dogs sight. Within minutes of your departure his anxiety increases pretty quickly.
This panicky state of mind can lead your dog to engage in unwanted bad behavior.
Your dog is not trying to be destructive and disobedient just for kicks. A stressed dog is a dog that needs an outlet to relieve that stress. Unfortunately that may mean chewing , digging and even urinating in the home.
How Can You Help Your Dog With Separation Anxiety?
Here’s what you should do to help your dog with separation issues. When your dog is in a highly excited state of mind and is jumping around uncontrollably…immediately turn your back and walk away.
Do not say anything to your dog. No eye contact. Your dog understands body language and even your facial expressions much better than human words. (Have you ever notice your dog looks directly in your eyes when he wants to go out?) So by not giving eye contact and walking away you are communicating to your dog clearly that a certain behavior is not wanted.
Don’t greet your dog while he is ramped up you will get the opposite effect and will most likely cause the behavior to continue. He will think that it’s okay for him to feel nervous and stressed because you are communicating to him by your actions that he is right to feel that way.
The solution to your dogs separation anxiety most likely won’t be solved using just one method. There are other techniques you can try.
The thing you must remember is that you’ve got to be willing to be consistent. Dogs need consistency a much as possible. If you use this technique some of the time instead of every time you’re going to have continued behavior issues.
Your dog sees you as its pack leader. He depends on you to take the lead.
Be consistent with your dog and he will return the favor by being consistent with good behavior.
The key to a happy well behaved dog is in the training.
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Your dog will love you for it!