Separation Anxiety In Dogs - Suspending Absences
f you are not familiar with the behaviour disorder, separation anxiety in dogs and want to learn more, you can reference these blogs for more in-depth information(click here, here, and here). Briefly, separation anxiety in dogs is an irrational phobic panic attack that occurs when a person or persons of focus leaves and the dog is left alone in the home. Just like in humans, dogs’ emotions and fears are beyond their control and your dog feels that when he is left alone, the world is collapsing around him. This fear results in uncontrollable behaviours such as barking, urination, and destructive tendencies to name but a few – some behaviours such as pacing and drooling are silent but equally devastating. You dog is not doing these things because he is angry with you, being spiteful or just plain naughty – these behaviours are beyond his control and are centred around his irrational but very real fear of being left at home alone. Think about a human having a panic attack and screaming – the screaming is simply a reaction to fear.