How Can You Prevent Separation Anxiety in Dogs?

We all are devoted to our pets and are blessed to receive the same level of affection from them. Mutual love in society is a significant reason why a lot of people decide to keep pets in their family. However, like all relationships, the time spent separated is a common and vital part. Dogs are extremely social. 

There are many dogs who have some form or other of anxiety when they are separated. The anxiety may lead to destructive behaviors like inappropriate chewing, house soiled or excessive barking even self-mutilating behavior. So, it is important to ease dog separation anxiety, because it can be incredibly painful and stressful as you observe your dog's pain and struggle to manage the potential of complaints coming from neighbors or even a landlord.

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Certain cases of separation problems are actually the result of dogs suffering from boredom and becoming destructive. The reality of each case of separation issues is different. But, as a rule, one or more of the following may be observed in the event of a separation problem:

  • The dog appears to get upset at any sign of departure (such as shutting off the lights or looking for keys or coats).

  • The dog barks incessantly during the entire day typically immediately following your departure, or before your return.

  • The dog is salivating excessively before or during your absence.

  • The dog is not likely to consume food or play with other favorite toys if you're absent.

Helping dogs overcome separation anxiety can be difficult. This is not the least of all because numerous people unintentionally play significant roles in the development and progression of this problem.

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