Fixing Severe Separation Anxiety In Dogs

Have you ever come home to find your dog running amok in your living room? Or perhaps your dog is making a mess of your shoes and slippers. Your dog may be experiencing separation anxiety if you have witnessed this situation.

Dogs with severe separation anxiety often experience it within the first 20 to 45 minutes after their owners have left. The thing about severe separation anxiety in dogs is that not all dogs experience it. However, if your dog exhibits severe anxiety, this happens because you leave him. You can fix this kind of behavior by visiting here for proper training methods.


These behaviors are signs of severe separation anxiety in dogs.

  • Howling-Barking
  • Crying
  • Whimpering
  • Digging
  • Chewing
  • Door scratching
  • Urination
  • Defecation

Dogs with severe separation anxiety should be able to adjust to you coming and going. Your dog should learn to be calm when you leave the house. These are some tips.

1. Your arrival and departure should be low-key.-For example, if you arrive at your dog's house, be sure to ignore him for a while and then calmly approach him to pet him. Dogs can be less anxious about separation by learning that you are not unusual in your leave-taking.

2. Give your dog something that smells just like you-You can use an old t-shirt or a towel that you haven't used in a while.

3. Establish safety cues.-These are signs that your dog won't be leaving the house for too long. Dogs associate actions with things. Dogs associate actions with things. If you bring the trash bag, your dog will know that you will return it. You can prevent your dog from being anxious about separation anxiety by introducing safety cues to short-duration absences. Here are some safety cues you might want to consider:

  • A toy
  • A bone
  • A playing television
  • A playing radio

It can be difficult to deal with severe separation anxiety in dogs, but patience is key.