How to Deal With Separation Anxiety in Dogs
Start by leaving your dog briefly, then gradually increase your time away. This helps your dog adjust to solitude.
1 Gradual desensitisation
Give your dog a safe area at home. A cosy hideaway with their bed and treasured toys comes to mind.
2 Ensure safety
Dogs need daily exercise and mental stimulation. Tired dogs are calmer alone.
3 Mental stimulation, exercise
Dogs prefer routine, so schedule feeding, walking, and alone time. Reduces anxiety.
4 Establish routin
To quiet your dog while away, try pheromone diffusers, calming music, or natural vitamins.
5 Use calming tools
Practise picking up keys and putting on shoes without leaving. This desensitises your dog to triggers.
6 Use departure cues
An experienced dog trainer or behaviourist can help with extreme separation anxiety. They can adapt their sug
gestions to your dog.
7 If necessary, seek experts
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