Does My Dog Have Separation Anxiety?
Dogs that have separation anxiety will usually display these types of behavior:
Anxiety in the home, especially before you leave. Could consist of pacing, whining or whimpering, and even growling as you try to leave.
Destruction of person’s possessions, home, yard, and even self mutilation.
The dog may also display bossy behavior with you when you are home.
Howling, and barking when left alone.
The best way to diagnose symptoms is a visit to your home from a professional dog trainer. Some symptoms may not be listed above and the only way to manage separation anxiety is to find out the source of where it stems from. Most dogs do not need any type of medication but do need proper stimulation and leadership exercises.
Management of the Problem
As a certified dog trainer I will help you come up with solutions that you can incorporate into your daily routine to help manage your dog’s separation anxiety and build your dog’s self esteem and confidence. Separation anxiety is a symptom a dog is displaying not a psychological disorder. It can be managed effectively with the help of a professional so you can learn what it is your dog needs.
Call for an appointment today!
-Hera Minkove ABCDT