Separation Anxiety - How you can help your dog
According to the ASPCA(2023), “Separation anxiety is triggered when dogs become upset because of separation from their guardians, the people they're attached to”
Here are some of our top tips on how you can ease your dog’s separation anxiety.
Make sure your dog is getting plenty of physical and mental exercise to help keep their mind occupied. Taking them for daily walks, playing fetch, and teaching them new tricks are all great ways to keep their body and mind engaged.
Establish a consistent schedule for feeding, toilet breaks, and playtime. Having a regular routine helps to give your pup a sense of security.
Before you leave, give your pup something to focus on such as a puzzle toy or a chew toy. This will help to keep them distracted and occupied while you are gone.
Whenever your pup is displaying calm and relaxed behaviour, reward them with treats and lots of praise. This will help to reinforce the desired behaviour and help to reduce separation anxiety.