How to Curb Separation Anxiety the ACE Way
Dogs experience fear and anxiety in many different ways. With the strong bonds they form with people, separation from their person is one of the most common behavioral problems we struggle with.
It is one of the common issues I see on my behavioral consultations.
Most well-adjusted dogs can cope with separation from family members or caregivers for a few hours at a time with no problems. Others become stressed when left alone for even just a few minutes. These are the dogs that most likely suffer from canine separation anxiety.
The resolution of this behavior requires calm patient leadership, techniques to build confidence, and a desensitization program to address the predeparture and absence cues the dog picks up on.
A common reason to develop separation anxiety is hyperattachment – the dog has not been allowed to become confident on his own and uses his owners as a source of confidence.
Canine separation anxiety is treatable. It can be managed, and sometimes overcome, using the right knowledge and some old-fashioned hard work and relationship building.
This webinar provides some ideas to help you deal with this issue.
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