Does your dog has started acting out or is visibly stressed out when you leave him alone? You are more than likely dealing with one of the most common issues when it comes to having a dog separation anxiety! It is a problematic type of behavior that is accompanied by symptoms such as whining, pooping, excessive barking, or other destructive behavior.
Separation anxiety can manifest in different ways for each dog. There are some breeds that seem to be more prone to it, according to recent studies. Some breeds are more likely to develop stubborn temperaments or ailments like hip dyspepsia. Some breeds seem to be prone to developing worse separation anxiety than others.
Any dog owner will have experienced feelings of guilt when leaving their four-legged friend alone. While it is completely natural for dogs to miss us and want us to come home as soon as possible. Some dogs suffer severe cases of separation anxiety on a different level. Not only does this make going out on our own somewhat of a chore, but it also can cause your dog problems, not to mention your couch, shoes, table… the list goes on!
Fear peeing, puking and pooing; shaking, barking, whining and whimpering. Yeah, safe to say that hitting route 66 quickly turns into the road trip from hell when accompanied by your nervy canine. So, what can you do about it? Let’s work through our top waggly-tail tips.
Congratulations! You have finally found the perfect addition to your family - a puppy! If you haven't decided on a puppy yet and want a pure breed, check out our article on friendly dog breeds for families. There’s no denying the fact that this is one of the happiest moments of your life. But in the midst of all the chaos and celebration, I hope you are taking the time to make sure that your home is ready for your new puppy by puppy proofing it.
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