Whether you want your puppy to grow up as an independent fur-friend, or you want to find a way to help your adult dog stay calm, here’s the lowdown on separation anxiety and how to tackle it effectively.
What is dog separation anxiety?
Separation anxiety is behaviors that are triggered, or your dog seeming upset, when their guardian is about to leave, or when they are separated from the people they’re most attached to.
Dog separation anxiety symptoms
Common signs of dog separation anxiety include:
- Toilet accidents
- Excessive vocalization
- Chewing, digging or damaging items
- Attempts to escape
- Excessive pacing (usually seen on a camera when the owner is away)
- Drooling, shaking and whining as you prepare to leave
- Inability to settle or rest