Recommended Dog Separation Anxiety Advice

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Recommended Dog Separation Anxiety Advice

Postby FrankJScott » 14 Nov 2021 22:54

5 Common symptoms of anxiety in dogs
It's possible that your dog is being anxious. What does anxiety in dogs appear like? Do you think it's separation anxiety or something else? There are many reasons for anxiety in dogs. This blog post will assist you to recognize the signs. This blog post will also give you some helpful tips to treat anxiety in dogs. Here is some more separation anxiety in dogs info.

Causes of anxiety in dogs
There are many reasons for dog anxiety, but here's five of the most commonly reported:
Being Left Alone
Dogs are awestruck by being part of a group. Dogs love to be part the family and become anxious when they are separated from their family members or their owners. Separation anxiety in dogs can lead to destructive behaviors as a means of self-soothing.
These indicators could indicate anxiety about separation:
Peeing in the home when separation anxiety is present
Howling, barking or howling constantly (sometimes at night when you're left to your own devices).
Escape your home by climbing over gates or digging under fences, chewing through doors and walls, etc.
-Chewing items such as shoes, furniture, clothing. This is a great method for dogs who are anxious to relax themselves.

Tip:
If you're looking to ease your dog's separation anxiety make a secure space for them to retreat to when they're on their own. A comfortable, cozy space with bedding will help your dog feel more at ease even when they're alone.
Toys stuffed with food are another option, as in the case that it's not something that will hurt your pet's stomach if swallowed, or cause any choking hazards.

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Loud Noise
Dogs can become very sensitive to sounds that are loud, especially if they have never been exposed to them prior to now.
These are the most common sounds which can create anxiety in canines:
- Fireworks
- Thunderstorms
- Sirens
Construction
An additional note: Other loud noises, like squeaky toys creating a sound or dog collars, may cause anxiety for dogs.
Dogs that are scared of loud noises can be trained to reduce or even stop their fear.

Tip:
Introduce loud sounds for your pet in a positive manner in order to decrease noise anxiety. You can make recordings of fireworks or thunder storms and play them along with some treats, or perhaps their favourite toy.
Wraps for anxiety are another alternative. They function just like baby swaddles for dogs when they are upset. Gentle pressure can help to calm your dog's anxiousness.

Changes in the home environment
Dogs are creatures of habit and routine. They would like to know what their owners' expectations of them and how they can satisfy the pack members and also where they "fit in" with the family.
Some changes that can cause anxiety for your dog could include:
- Moving into a new house or traveling with you during your move to a new residence
- A member of the family or a friend is forced to quit the home permanently (i.e. death, divorce)
Baby, pet or other new additions to your family.
- Changes to your work schedule (e.g. that you now work from home vs. before).
Dogs can be stressed by the changes in routines also. It is possible to train your dog to create new routines to help reduce anxiety when there is an environment change.

Tip:
Anxiety wraps for dogs who have lost the family member or a packmate can aid.
Family members can be included in the training sessions to teach your dog to behave around them when you're not present. Make sure any new addition to your family is positive by pairing it clearly with positive things such as food and praise.

Strangers
The dogs are naturally scared of strangers. An unfamiliar face can cause anxiety in dogs.
In this situation, signs of anxiety could include:
Don't be rude or abrasive with strangers while out on walks.
It is usually hidden behind furniture or beneath beds or in the bed when guests are coming to eat or visit
The breaking down of doors, windows, and walls to escape from people they don't know.
If dogs' anxiety is caused due to the presence of new individuals, start training your dog in how to behave around strangers.
This will increase your dog's ability to be relaxed when they meet people they have never met before.

Tip:
It could help your dog become more comfortable with strangers by gradually introducing them to people. To help your dog become more comfortable with strangers, you could request them to bring treats and allow your dog to enjoy their space when they eat. Gradually, the person sitting in the chair could be placed closer to the dog and eventually you could let them come closer together.

Cars
Dogs may become anxiety-ridden while in cars, especially if they have not had the opportunity to experience automobile rides previously or experienced a traumatizing experience prior to.
Some signs that dogs may be anxious because of car rides are:
- Whining and barking in the car
Shaking, shaking or trembling in the car
- Keeping your head behind/under the seat and trying to get out of your vehicle

Tip:
The slow exposure method is the ideal way to get your dog used.
Don't give your dog a reward for fear or anxiety however, you should reward calm behavior whenever you see your dog around vehicles.
This will allow them to become more at ease with the vehicle, and eventually ride in it without any worry.

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Conclusion
This concludes that anxiety in dogs may be triggered by many different ways, but with training and consistency , your dog will be more at ease with the causes.
Begin by eliminating anxiety.
Your dog will be less nervous and more relaxed while you tackle their anxiety.
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