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Dog Training Tip's To Help You Deal With Your Dog's Separation Anxiety

Mar 24, 2008
A major issue that many dog owners confront is the issue of dog separation anxiety. Let's just quickly examine what separation anxiety means. As people, dogs can get anxious or nervous, therefore separation anxiety is the anxiety that dogs feel when they are left alone.

Therefore, one matter that pups actually detest constitutes separation. If it was up to them they'd be along your side at all times. But as much as we would like that they could, unfortunately they can't accompany us everyplace. Puppies that are troubled by separation anxiety have an inclination to chew destructively, soil the home, bark overly, or act out in different manners that are damaging. The conduct that your dog demonstrates as they're left behind its merely the method that puppies handle their anxiousness.

Training your dog to deal with your absence will grant your puppy a sense of identify, and reassurance as you are gone from home. Nevertheless whenever you do realize that you require professional help educating your puppy to deal with his separation anxiety, I would advise that you get it. Meanwhile here are a few hints to assist you deal with your puppies conduct.

Foremost you should never castigate your puppy after the fact. Puppies are not able to associate the discipline with their destructive behavior, they'll associate it with your arrival, your reprimanding the puppy will simply cause him to become more apprehensive the next time that you go away and leave him alone.

It is imperative to avoid excessively spectacular or melodramatic hellos and good-byes to prevent the development of puppy separation anxiety. Smothering your puppy with kisses, treats, announcements of devotion will nohow reassure him. Acting in this fashion will merely accentuate his anxiety.

Once you're gone it could constitute a good idea to leave the radio set on, this will sunken down any strange disturbances that could stimulate him to become agitated. Make certain that you leave a toy out for him to play with. This will provide your puppy something to entertain himself with while you are gone.

If you are away more more than eight hours you should attempt to get somebody to take your puppy for a walk. Exercise will make your dog tired and would help in preventing separation anxiety in puppies. If its downright needed you should puppy proof your home to prevent him from destructing it during the time that you are away. Never maintain your puppy enclosed to a small place while you're gone from the house for an lengthened time period.

As you do walk through the doorway, avoid giving your puppy the amount of attention that you commonly would. This means that you don't want to give into those "pet me" situation that he's going to put you in as soon as you arrive home. Showering him attentively as you get home will just make it that much harder on him the next time that you take off for the full day. Going from lots of attention to no attention at all can be a really emotional experience for your pup.

Some dogs can become so anxious when they are home alone that they will require professional dog training to be able to handle this situation. If your dog is excessively apprehensive, and if puppy training or dog obedience training is not effective, there are a few drugs that your local vet could prescribe, to palliate this separation anxiety in dogs.
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