SEPARATION ANXIETY IN DOGS
What is Separation Anxiety in dogs
▶ Separation anxiety is the feeling of anxiousness a dog feels when left alone.
▶ It could also be a sense of abandonment, fear of being alone, or missing a loved one.
Which dogs display Separation Anxiety issues
▶ At Partners Dog Training School we work with dogs every day that display separation issues
▶ These dogs often come from poor breeding, or from rescues, and can be any breed of dog.
▶ Certain breeds of dogs are more likely to display anxiety, such as toy breeds.
What causes Separation Anxiety
▶ There are numerous issues that cause this:
▶ The causes can be genetic or it can be learned
▶ The most common cause is genetics
▶ Poor breeding or selective genetic breeding often is the major issue
▶ It could also be caused by being abandoned by a family
▶ When puppies are removed too soon from the litter, it can cause separation issues
▶ When dogs are abused
▶ When dogs are not correctly socialized
Treatment of Separation Anxiety
▶ There are a number of treatment options, from drugs to behavior conditioning.
▶ Unfortunately due to the complex nature of this issue, it is difficult to simply suggest a few things.