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Separation anxiety in dogs


Dogs are the most popular pets because they are very sociable, strongly attached to their owners and devoted.However, the same characteristics contributed to a very common behavior problems: anxiety triggered by separation. For dogs, "pack" means survival. Owners provide shelter, food, safety and gives the dog a role in the family. A separate master dog may feel insecure and stressed.
A dog may naturally exhibit anxiety when separated from owner but there are cases in which traumatic events or major life changes can trigger the problem dog behavior. The most common signs of anxiety state of the dog is barking excessively, scheunatul, chewing objects and urination in unacceptable places in the house. Remember that stress is a consequence of attachment to the animal it feels to you and all damage that makes your dog is not a "punishment" that dog wants to apply for VO you went near him.

There are several ways to prevent separation anxiety and dog learn to be comfortable when it is left alone. Create a pleasant environment for the animal. The dog will be available for favorite toys, food and water. It is important to weaning your dog routine. Pet will follow all the moves and he'll quickly realize that when you take the keys is to go and thus anxiety is installed. Elicit a list of things you usually when you ready to get out of the house (taking the keys, will put a GIAC). Once you've identified those things but do not leave. Sit back and look at TV. Allow the dog to guess what is going to do.


If your dog is already showing signs of anxiety, worry not. There are ways in which the situation can improve and both animal stress and consequences of this state to disappear. A method ineffective in cases of separation anxiety is to buy a new pet. This will improve another animal with a dog's mental state anything that is triggered by separation anxiety to the owner, and that is hardly alone.

When you return home and find a room destroyed or dirt on the floor will not punish the dog. Many dog ​​owners believe that the animal "knows" he did something wrong. This idea is wrong. The fact that the owner is faced with a "guilty of" the dog is just the result of an exaggerated interpretation of facial expressions and body of the animal.Furthermore, the dog may respond by attitude and reaction to his master, who communicate frustration and disappointment. The dog will not make any connection between a possible punishment and what he did earlier.Dog's anxiety can be even worse considering that now your pet intorcerea associated with punishment.

For extreme cases, the dog is hurt yourself trying to leave the house, one solution would be medication. Your veterinarian can recommend several drugs that calm the dog. However, the good news is that separation anxiety can be treated in dogs of all ages. Try to keep calm arrivals and departures. When you come home, ignore your dog for a few minutes, then calmly pet him. It is advisable to let the dog available for a garment that has your scent impregnated.