The separation anxiety of the dog when the owner leaves
Many of us have been forced from office work to house emergency workspace. A dining room table now is a makeshift table, sofa now for conference meetings and the only one of our colleagues are our pets.
Many pets we enjoyed the luxury of having a human home all the time. They enjoy more exercise and attention than ever before. Long hours relaxing by the mother and/or father when their work is the new normal for them. But wait, what happens when mom and dad back to the office?
While we can return smoothly to work nine to five shift, our pets do not understand that the "normal" they are not actually new, normal. Many of our pets, even those who have never had problems before, can begin to demonstrate the behavior of separation anxiety.
Separation anxiety in dogs is a severe panic attack caused by left alone. According to the American Veterinary Association, between 20% to 40% of all dog owners report problems with separation anxiety. The symptoms can range from barking when left alone with urine or feces accidents, destructive behavior so severe jump through the window. Most of the time your dog will begin to show symptoms even before you leave home, become anxious when you are wearing shoes, or take your coat. The process of "getting ready to go" to start the process of stress that causes an attack. Separation anxiety can be treated and overcome, but it takes tremendous time and dedication to help.
So, how can we avoid the dog threw us into anxiety when we get back to work?
Dog in a crate
The order of your first business is to build a routine. Ideally, routines that can take you back to your work schedule. If your dog has never had a problem being left alone in the past you are already on the way.
Start by determining where your pet will stay when you go. If you are inexperienced dogs that have free roam of the house, it is not advisable to allow it until they are properly trained. You can limit your dog in several ways: Crating, in the bedroom, behind a baby gate, or using an exercise pen. Start the training process by asking your dog to enter this space, offering them gifts, and then release it. Your goal is to show them that great things going on there and to remain nearby, there is no reason for them to begin to emphasize. Repeat this until they easily enter the room for you.
After you set up your confinement area, it's time to start going. At first, just go for a short time, leave for 10-15 minutes, and returned. When your dog becomes comfortable with this time period, you can begin to improve your time. Leave at least three times a week for at least an hour is ideal. Always make entering the room a pleasant experience for your dog and never as a punishment.
Make this means
One key to success with integrating your dog into their cage space, enrichment of high-value items. Enrichment items are things that take a dog and your brain to be consumed. Filled Kong (see below), filled with bone marrow, puzzles, puzzle bowls, mats lick, and long-lasting chews are a few options that are tasty snacks while also taking the time and focus to finish your dog. You can prepare these items in advance so that when you remove it, it is the beginning of your routine to put your dog!
Toys such as Kong, especially when filled with treats or paste, can help with separation anxiety.
We never expect to have a problem with our dogs when we went but it is the unfortunate reality that will be faced by many dog owners and because of the time we swim, the chances of our dogs experience some form of stress more and more assured. Setting up a plan and find resources to help previously suggested. Does it start working with a dog trainer or join a network of other dog owners this is an incredible tool to have someone to experience this.