Three Common Dog Separation Anxiety Myths
As a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, I specialise in working with dogs who cannot cope with being left alone in the house. In almost every case I see the owner, at some level, feels that they are to blame for their dog developing separation anxiety. They want to know what signs or events they might have missed whereby they could have prevented their dog becoming so frightened when alone. Additionally, they have all done “online research” about dog separation anxiety and its treatment, which in itself can be confusing and problematic. Unfortunately, there is quite a bit of misinformation online about dog separation anxiety. These myths have been perpetuated for years which makes it hard for owners to know how to separate what is true and works and what doesn’t. Often owners will try things that they have read and end up finding the whole situation both frustrating for themselves and worrying about their dog’s welfare, believing that there is no light at the end of the tunnel. In this article I will address some of the most common dog separation anxiety myths to try and set the record straight!
Update 2022 – Scroll Down for three more bonus myths!