Separation anxiety, lack of exercise/stimulation, natural scavenging instinct, desire for attention
Whining, barking, chewing, digging, and escape attempts are common signs of barrier frustration in dogs.
Training impulse control, providing enrichment toys, exercising before confinement, and using calming aids can help minimize barrier frustration.
Teach cues like "leave it", "settle", and "go to your mat" to help your dog learn to control their impulses.
Provide safe, challenging toys like food puzzles, chews, and toy-dispensing balls to occupy your dog when confined.
Giving your dog adequate physical and mental exercise before confinement can help minimize barrier frustration behaviors.
Products like calming collars, calming treats, pheromone diffusers and medications can aide in reducing barrier frustration