Separation Anxiety is a common issue, and it is one that will rarely solve itself. For a number of various reasons, these dogs never learned how to be alone. They are dependent on another being to feel safe and secure, and when that being is not present, they destroy, howl, chew, pace, pant, defecate, and/or escape. Some owners have become prisoners to their dogs and can’t even go out to dinner. This can be very stressful on the owners and dogs, but through structure, confidence building, and changing their negative association of being alone into a positive one, we can offer some welcomed alleviation for both the owner and dog.

Typical Signs of Separation Anxiety in Dogs

  • Paces or pants constantly while you are out of sight
  • Destroys things when you’re gone
  • Whines or barks when left alone
  • Escapes or attempts to escape when left alone sometimes resulting in bodily harm
  • Urinates or defecates in the house while you’re away
  • Follows you from room to room when you are home

Typical Causes of Separation Anxiety in Dogs

  • Left alone for very long periods of time consistently
  • Taken away from the mother too soon (less than 7 weeks)
  • Mother died at birth and puppy was raised by humans
  • Very abrupt schedule changes in the owner’s life
  • Dog has spent a lot of time alone in his life then becomes rescued and it gets consistent attention from owners that it is not used to
  • Over held as a puppy so it never learned independence
We can help you and your dog find freedom today