Treating dogs with severe separation anxiety

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The problem is that he barks non stop when we are gone and I’m having trouble finding the solution here. The thing is that dogs bark for a variety of reasons, and while it is not a huge part of their communication language, it is normal for a dog to bark.
To help tackle the problem of the constant barking, we first need to determine the reason for the barking, and the type of barking that your dog is engaging in.
This is why anti barking collars are not very helpful, as they don’t deal with the underlying reasons for the barking. From the information that I have, I don’t believe that your dog is engaging in stimulus barking, and nor do I believe that he is going through some sort of separation anxiety.
I am not sure of the energy level of your dog, but it sounds like he received a good amount of exercise before he went in for surgery. Teach your dog to CLEAN UP after playtime by picking up his toys and putting them back in the toy box.
You can also strew his meal through towels or old blankets, making them loose when starting out, only increasing the difficulty once your dog becomes more proficient at it, and let your dog forage through it for his kibble. When you’re not home, you can also feed fido his meals in either a Kong Wobbler, a treat ball, or even a regular Kong. For visitors to your home, teach your dog to go to a specific spot and wait to receive guests. This version of How to Stop Dogs from Barking at People was reviewed by Pippa Elliott, MRCVS on June 3, 2015.
We turned to professional dog trainer Geralynn Cada for solutions to stop nuisance barking.
If you speak to your dog in a negative tone when asking him to do something positive (aside from catching him in the act when he's done something wrong), you're telling him that you're in distress. If your dog has a habit of barking at people who come to your front door, work on a command that retrains him to do something instead of barking when someone approaches the door. When you've exhausted all other options, try one of these highly effective and affordable bark control solutions.
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I have tried everything I can think of but now my landlord has put the pressure on, and has told me to get an anti bark collar, or I will have to get rid of my dog if I cannot stop the barking.


I don’t want to have to get an electric anti barking collar, but my landlord is really putting the pressure on us. Problem barking can definitely be an issue when it causes tension with your neighbors and your landlord.
Problem barking can arise from different issues, and it is important that we figure out what the dog’s emotional state is, so that we can help him. I have actually written other posts about some different reasons and remedies for some cases, which can be found in the archives: This article is regarding a dog who barks when stimulated by the doorbell, people, or dogs outside, and so on. You can check both posts, to rule them out, but I believe that your dog is barking due to not having enough to do, that it is out of boredom. And this is something that I am sure your dog loved, and also missed very much once that energy draining venue was taken away. Dogs who feel confident and aggressive about the situation make themselves look bigger by raising their tails, pricking up their ears, and holding their heads high. Rewarding your dog for behaviors you want to eliminate must be avoided, as this will only reinforce those behaviors.
If your dog barks whenever she sees other dogs or people, she may not get enough socialization. Puzzle games, especially those that involve food or treats, can be a good way to keep your dog occupied and happy. Distracting your dog can help curb problem barking by giving your dog something else to focus on. Perhaps counter-intuitively, you need to get your dog to bark to teach her how to be quiet. Not only is it headache inducing, it makes the most otherwise well-behaved dog seem like an unruly beast. First, she explained that just about all dogs bark and it's only natural for a dog to alert you to someone at the door, an animal in the backyard or any other normal, bark-provoking occurrence. For example, retrain your dog to go to his crate or dog bed when there's a knock at the door. When your dog barks — or any dog within a 15-foot range — just press a button and it'll emit an unpleasant ultrasonic sound that only your dog can hear.
But there is a big difference between regular barking, and the constant problem barking that you’re describing. And while the collar gives a correction for a behavior, we need to keep in mind that behavior is driven by emotion, and this is what we need to deal with if we are to really help our dogs. Problem barking can arise from boredom, over excitement, anxiety, to get attention, when theyire lonely, frustrated, or in fear.
I find this helpful as well because we can also see what the dog is doing WHILE it is barking.


We all know that our dogs need exercise, and require physical stimulation…but they also require, as much, if not even more mental stimulation. Remember that it can take some time for your dog to learn new behaviors, so be patient and be consistent!
If your dog eats before you do, you're sending him a message that it's his job to guard the home — and bark. Your dog will be more at ease if you try using a positive tone for everything (aside from responding to bad behavior). In either case, problem barking has been reinforced as a rewarding behavior for the dog in some way.
If you eat before your dog does, you're showing him that it's your job to protect the family and not his — putting him at ease. It’s a big problem with many dogs who live in apartments or other shared spaces with close neighbors. But the other side of the coin is that working a dog out mentally is not really that difficult at all.
Removing rewards for barking and training your dog to stop barking at your command will cut down on problem barking and enrich your relationship with your furry friend. And if you’ve read any of my posts before, you know that dogs always do what works for them. There are things that you can do with him, as well as things that he can do on his own, whether you are home or not.
Once he gets the idea, put the toy box on the floor and guide the dog over to it and say DROP IT.
Get a regular metal muffin tin, (the bigger the better!) and put some yummy treats in SOME of the cups, and then take some tennis balls, and use them to cover ALL the cups, so that the dog needs to work to get his yummies. Unfortunately for you and your neighbors, this barking is working for your dog in some way. Excited or playful barking sounds playful and upbeat, and often appears when the dog is looking forward to something, or while they are playing. Watch your dog as he searches, and tap your foot and give an OOH or gasp to get him excited about the ones he’s missed.
The sound of a dog who barks out of boredom tends to be annoying, and sounds like the dog just barks to hear itself bark. Removing this makes his barking behavior too expensive, and we all know that dogs only do what pays off best for them, and that they never do anything without a reason.



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