Treating dogs with severe separation anxiety

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A dog that jumps up on people as a way of greeting them can make coming home a challenge or keep guests away. If you are already indoors and your dog jumps, turn your back to the dog and cross your arms. If you live alone, you can enlist the help of friends, neighbors or family to stop by and assist with the training. Try practicing this in different areas so your dog learns acceptable behavior but not just at the front door. There are other methods people use to stop a dog from jumping that involves physical (and in my opinion negative) reinforcement.
If you are expecting company, make sure to allow plenty of time for exercise and play before the guests arrive to keep the dog relaxed. Treats given with praise offer an additional incentive for your dog to follow your directions, and once acclimated to stop jumping you should be able to reinforce the praise without treats. If you have tried the methods above and nothing is working, it is possible your dog may have an underlying cause for not learning the acceptable behavior.
Step 3Create a scenario likely to elicit door-scratching, for example by shutting him in a room. If Fido is jumping against a glass door, correct his behavior as soon as possible so it doesn't turn into a hard-to-break habit.
Step 2Blow up balloons and use sticky tape to attach them to the door in the area where your dog's paws land when he jumps. If your dog is jumping on the glass door because he wants to go inside or outside, consider installing a doggie door.
This will help stop the jumping, scratched legs, torn pantyhose and kids being knocked down by an overly excited pet. If the dog jumps when you walk in the door, give a command such as sit or stay and walk out again. This is especially helpful if you dog gets excited whenever the doorbell rings or there is a knock at the door. Notice how the dog jumps or heads to the door; this causes the visitor to leave and the door is closed. Have someone walk up to your back door, garage or approach while you and the dog are outside. Many vets can tell stories of misplaced knees hitting the dog in the wrong area or with too much force, and you should not chance injuring your dog.


You may even want to crate the dog until everyone has arrived and the dog gets accustomed to the activity, then you can walk the dog around on a leash to meet and greet everyone.
Positive reinforcement does two things: your dog understands the behavior is acceptable and your dog knows you are pleased. Dogs can regress from training if it is not kept consistent, but you can always start over with the same method that worked the first time.
If you have recently adopted a dog, keep in mind that some behaviors are easily picked up in shelters from other dogs and people. Fortunately, you can use similar corrective techniques for both to ensure that your dog has a calm, happy life—and that you do too. Typically, dogs whine and circle when they need to go, but will scratch the door if desperate.
Have a friend or family member shut the door so you are in the room with him and can correct the scratching. This way you can physically divert his attention away from you and to the floor by stepping on or taking hold of the leash.
He began his writing career after graduating with a Bachelors of Arts degree in music from Salford University. Opening the door reinforces his behavior -- he'll continue jumping because you always do what he wants you to. Next time he jumps on the door, the balloons will burst and stop him in his tracks, making him think twice about jumping on the glass door again. If your pet companion jumps on the glass door when it's time for his walk, tell him to sit and stay before he starts jumping, or tell him to find his toy. Shake a can of coins or blow a whistle to distract and startle your dog so he stops jumping on the glass door. When your dog goes to jump on the door, the nubby texture feels unpleasant on his feet, making him stay away from the door. This allows him to come and go as he pleases and he doesn't have to jump to get you to open the door for him. Keep doing this until the dog does not jump when you walk in the door, and make sure to give the dog praise or a treat to reward the compliance.
Whenever the dog obeys the command or does not react to the door, the dog is rewarded with a treat and praise. As long as you continue practicing and teaching the same way, the dog will learn and be able to choose the behavior it wants to exhibit.


If your dog is running toward you and jumps up as a greeting, that momentum meeting your knee can cause serious damage and pain. Your guests will thank you, and your dog will be a well-mannered welcoming committee for anyone that enters your home.
The treat diverts his attention from you to the floor, so you reinforce the action of looking downward, the opposite of what he does when jumping.
Whatever the reason, teach your dog good manners so you can avoid muddy paw prints, scratches and possible injuries, and always reward desired behavior to motivate him to keep up the good work. Ensure your dog can't see you making the noise -- you want him to associate the noise with his jumping. Caines holds a degree in journalism from Mercurius College in Holland and is writing her first novel. Repeat this until the dog either stops jumping or obeys your command, and reward with praise or a treat.
It sure looks like a lot of treats, but the dog is more willing to change their behavior once they understand they get something they want. The dog will either work harder to appease you after being hurt or become fearful or aggressive.
When he stops jumping, redirect him to a dog toy and praise him when he shows interest in it. Once the behavior is learned, the dog will be able to listen to your commands and get praise in return instead of treats. As soon he gives you 30 seconds of abstinence from scratching, open the door, give him a treat and lavish him with praise. This teaches him that scratching prolongs his separation from you, while not scratching results in praise, treats and your presence. Don't give in -- with consistency your dog will learn that jumping doesn't get him anywhere.



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