About 10% to 15% of all dogs show symptoms of separation anxiety. This is a serious condition that sometimes requires very thorough treatment. In some rare cases, dog owners have been forced to hire professional trainers to help their pets cope with separation anxiety symptoms, and in rare cases, dog owners have been forced to put their pets in shelters because they can't handle them.
Some of the symptoms of dog separation anxiety include constant whining, biting on furniture and tearing household items, excessive urination, diarrhea, nervousness, excessive barking, and uncooperativeness. One has to consult a specialist to ease dog separation anxiety as soon as possible before the symptoms get severe.
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Obviously, pet anxiety symptoms can really interfere with normal day-to-day life. One of the best ways to get rid of anxiety attacks in your puppy is to get him used to your release. This can be easily achieved by pretending to leave. Grab your keys and start putting on your shoes, coat, makeup, etc.
You may find that this is when your dog's symptoms begin to appear. She may start to whine, get nervous, or even cry. Whatever symptoms you have, don't pay attention. Just go to the door and then stop, stay calm and go back to what you were doing before.
If you practice the above method several times a day, your dog will find that he has nothing to worry about. Eventually, over time, your pet will forget its worries and get used to the thought of your separation.