One of the most stressful behavior disorder is separation anxiety that affects about 15% of dogs population. Most common mistake of treating this issue is people tend to approach from the human point of view. The best way to prevent separation anxiety is simple. This is to demonstrate that you are that you are the pack leader. Allow me to explain.
Understanding that the behavior problem is a symptom. They are common and troublesome for the dogs. First, you must look at the cause of the problem, observe if the problem stops when you come home. If this is the case then you found the reason for his anxiety. Here are a few example of symptoms.
- Chewing – this release endorphin that is very similar to a human when we chew gum in order to stay calm.
- Barking – whining, a signal for us to return to the pack, a similar signal we use to call our children when you’re looking for them.
- Escaping when your away – extreme, often destructive and dangerous. It happens when they are searching for you.
- Digging, destruction – all related to stressful behavior and anxiousness.
- Self-mutilation – disproportionate, chewing and licking oneself. Too much drooling one of the signs of stress. These indications are not a medical issue but stress related.
- Toileting – When your dog defecates inside but is toilet trained.
Although there’s a lot of training on how to stop separation anxiety, there’s really only one way to stop the problem. If you want to help your dog with this problem you must become the pack leader.
The best way to describe separation anxiety is when your dog thinks that he is the pack leader and you are their pup or a member of their pack. When in the wild dog don’t go off on their own out of the den, they go to separation anxiety until you return to the den. Once he learns that you are the pack leader he will then be comfortable with you going as you please.
Here are some of best and easy way to understand the problem, its a video base information on how to stop separation anxiety and establish yourself as the pack leader.