How to Deal With Separation Anxiety in Dogs?

Have you ever noticed that your dog is upset or anxious when you’re about to leave the house? You probably didn’t care about the symptoms that your dog shows, but it is very important for you to have a look at the behavior of your dog. There are many symptoms of separation anxiety and it is your duty to identify it in your dog. 

If your dog shows one or two symptoms, then you should deal with separation anxiety in the dog as soon as possible.

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Here are 3 tips to Help You Deal With Separation Anxiety:

  1. Take Your Dog for a Walk Before You Leave the House

You should try starting your day with a short walk with the dog. Use a dog backpack with extra weight to make walking more difficult. Then, reward the dog for his calm energy and be obedient with food and water. 

  1. Say Goodbye to Dogs Before You Leave

If you find it difficult to practice without talking, without touching, without eye contact, remember that your dog won't hurt his feelings if you don't say goodbye. Remember you are doing this for the dog, so be strong and don't have to leave.

  1. Start Small by Only Leaving the Dog Alone for Five Minutes

Leave the dog for only 5 minutes, then increase to 20 minutes and then an hour. On weekends, continue to increase the time you spend outdoors until you reach 8 hours without having more problems with your dog