Some animals cannot tolerate being apart from us, even while it is true that when our animals are left alone, they miss us.
There are instances in which our dogs may experience “separation anxiety.”
To avoid your pet from going through behavioral issues and discomfort, it’s crucial to keep an eye out for indicators of this condition and attempt to address it as best you can.
Knowing the symptoms is the first step in controlling this, but there are many more options as well.
Several signs include:
- Barking, howling, and whining.
- Chewing or destructive behavior.
- Rubbing and prodding at doors in an effort to get in touch with the owners
- Urination and defecation (even in house-trained dogs).
- The pace
- When they can’t find their owner, they panic.
- Fear of being held by someone else (especially in small-breed dogs).
It’s crucial to note that this type of anxiety may have been brought on by abuse or trauma, a change in habit, or being acclimated to regular human contact (usually, the biggest problem is the latter).
Please don’t become angry with your pet because of this behavior; instead, keep in mind that it is a stress response and not your pet being cheeky.
- In order for your pet to feel comfortable with your scent while you are gone, leave them a piece of recently worn clothes.
- Teach your dog a term or a goodie that signals your impending return to your animals to train them.
- Never yell at or spank your pet.
- Don’t acquire another dog only to give them a friend; separation anxiety is caused by being apart from you, not by being alone.
Please be patient with your little friend, they really genuinely miss you, since it might take some time to teach them how to deal with being alone.
It is essential to seek the advice of a qualified animal therapist if they begin showing indications of more severe separation anxiety.