Managing Separation Anxiety in Dogs

The signs of separation anxiety in your dog, such as excessive barking, whining, and destructive behavior when left alone.

Understanding Anxiety

Practice short departures and gradually increase the time you're away. This helps your dog adjust to being alone for longer periods.

Gradual Departures

Engage in regular exercise and play with your dog to release excess energy. A tired dog is less likely to exhibit anxiety behaviors.

Exercise and Play

Work on desensitizing your dog to departure cues, like picking up keys or putting on shoes, so they don't trigger anxiety.

Desensitize Departures

Consider consulting a professional dog trainer or behaviorist if your dog's separation anxiety persists despite your efforts.

Professional Help

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In severe cases, consult your vet about medication options to alleviate anxiety. Medication should be used under professional guidance.

Medication Options

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