Dogs are social animals. Many dogs suffer from separation anxiety if they become too isolated. This is the most common disorder that dogs can experience, and it should be addressed promptly to avoid anxiety and nervousness.
These symptoms can be quite distinct, but it is important to recognize them in order to treat uneasiness in pets. You may notice your dog becoming anxious if you leave. You may find your dog following you around from one room to the next.
But there's good news! These problems can be solved so you have peace of mind when you go away and your dog will be fine. If your dog shows signs of separation anxiety, this is a problem you should address immediately. The problem can quickly escalate.
These tips help to get you started:
* Distraction – Dogs love chewing, right? Bake the marrow bones for your dog in the oven for 20 minutes. Cut them into 1-inch pieces and give them to your dog about 15 minutes before you go. You'll be a great mom and she will love you for it.
* Give her a view – If your dog is able to see the windows from the ground floor, keep the blinds and curtains open. Being able to see the outside world is better than being there. She won't feel isolated.
* Exercise – Although this will require extra effort from you, it can really tire your dog. You can give your dog a vigorous 20-minute walk before you leave. Make sure she is tired and spends less time worrying about you while you are gone.
Separation anxiety can be a serious condition and should be treated immediately. This is not a problem that can be "fixed by itself". Don't be too sympathetic with your dog's nervousness before you go. This will only validate her concerns. Talk through your problems with your dog and praise her for making progress.