Separation anxiety is one of the most common problems that many dog owners experience. This can manifest itself in many different ways, and none of them are desirable! Luckily, this is something that you can (and should) address. With the proper training and hard work, your dog can overcome their separation anxiety over time. In this two-part blog series, we will be looking at four tips for helping your dog deal with their separation anxiety. Here are the first two:
Start training early
Puppy classes help to set a solid foundation for the rest of your dog’s life. If you get your dog as a puppy, you have the unique opportunity to avoid many problems, including separation anxiety, by ensuring that they do not develop in the first place. Puppy classes will give you and your dog the tools necessary to communicate effectively with each other. Effective communication is one of the cornerstones to a healthy and happy relationship between dogs and humans.
Be calm as you leave
If your dog experiences separation anxiety, it is absolutely essential that you do not act in such a way that aggravates the situation. As you are preparing to leave, make sure to say your goodbyes well in advance of leaving. When the time comes to leave, do not make a big fuss. If you make a commotion, your dog will become hyped up and stressed out. Instead, be calm and composed as you leave.
We all want our dogs to be happy. If your dog is dealing with separation anxiety, you may want to consider seeking out professional Greenville dog training help. Contact us today for more information on how we can help!