Separation anxiety is a serious matter. Dogs that suffer from this disorder cause damage that can cost their owners thousands of dollars. Even worse, some dogs are so affected by this anxiety, they have jumped through patio doors, which has left them with serious injuries.
Separation Anxiety is not to be confused with destructive behavior that results from boredom. Here are some signs that that your dog suffers from separation anxiety.
1. Your dog becomes agitated as you prepare to leave the house and cries when you are outside.
2. When you are home, your dog follows you obsessively and becomes upset if you are out of his sight.
3. He gives you an excessive greeting when you return home, even if you have only been gone for a few minutes.
The trouble with stopping this behavior, is that it takes place when you are away from your dog. How can you control his behavior when you’re not there?
Fortunately, there is help available. You can talk to your vet and get advice from professional trainers. They can help you work with your dog to eliminate this costly and dangerous behavior.
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