Separation anxiety can come up at various times in a dog’s life, such as when a puppy is taken from its mother or when something changes in its routines (such as moving to a new house or an at-home owner getting a job). Often the most stressful time for the dog is right after you leave it, so do that in a low-key way. Also, make sure that the dog gets enough exercise.
Sunbeam, our Basenji, started destroying things after our other dog died, especially when my husband and I went out.
An upset dog can do a lot of damage and she did. Using Rescue Remedy, a Kong, and crating helped stop the destruction. Also, we could see that her separation anxiety diminished after a couple of months, as she adjusted to the new situation. When we added LarryDog to the family a few months later, Sunbeam was even happier.
Some of my dogs have had separation anxiety, and sometimes it has been a bit of a nuisance, but until I read a detailed article in Whole Dog Journal, I had very little idea what truly severe separation anxiety could …Continue reading →
Here are some tips for handling separation anxiety in dogs. You no doubt know if your dog has it. He may whine, pace, bark a lot, destroy things (including sofas and carpets) and so on, when you are gone. Even though he …Continue reading →
I’m reading a book called by Nicole Wilde, and learning tremendously from it. Nicole Wilde is a highly regarded dog trainer whose books and DVDs are top notch. Separation anxiety is a common canine problem, and it can be a …Continue reading →
We’ve been back for some weeks now from the road trip that we took for over two months this summer. It just occurred to me that since I’d written about LarryDog having separation anxiety, I might as well write a …Continue reading →
My husband and I will be going on a long road trip in a week or so. We’ll be gone maybe a couple of months, visiting family and friends around the western U.S. LarryDog will stay at home, as will …Continue reading →