Treating dogs with severe separation anxiety

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Separation anxiety can result from suffering a traumatic experience, such as a major earthquake or becoming lost in unfamiliar surroundings. Leave Kongs stuffed with peanut butter or cottage cheese ready for him to dig into as soon as you leave.
Unfortunately, sometimes separation anxiety just isn’t preventable, especially with an older dog. I have a very hard pup, but she freaks out whenever I leave, even if it is just for 5 minutes.
I am moving away with my dog and I'm afraid he will have a hard time leaving my sister's dog. Due to my obligations with the Air National Guard, this January I will be leaving for school for 6 weeks and I am unable to take my dog with me. My dog has separation anxiety and only shows this behavior when I am the person leaving her. I have a 3 year old dog who we adopted from a friend because he was fighting with his sister so much.
My husband and I have a pup, who shows real signs of separation anxiety and appears to be a clingy puppy. I would like to correct this behavior and with her being sensitive would like to make sure I do it in the most effective, correct way.


I ended up using a bark collar on my dog in a crate to teach her to be quiet, I have found that vocalizing seems to build the stressed behavior that goes along with separation anxiety.
I have found that the sensitive dogs are the most likely to have this problem, but you have to be firm about it or it can escalate into a real neuroses. For example, your dog knows that when you put on your jacket, you’re about to leave the house.
When he can do that without exhibiting any signs of distress, add picking up your briefcase.
The key is teaching him that leaving him alone actually means good things — the goal is for him to associate your departure with something positive. See that he receives plenty of physical and mental exercise and that he gets lots of time with you. Dogs who’ve been properly introduced to their crate tend to feel safe and secure in this private den.
The problem I have been having with him is I think he may have a bit of a separation anxiety issue.
Many times dog like this lack a strong pack leader that they trust and feel comfortable with. In the past 30 years we have bred over 350 litters of working bloodline German Shepherds.


It is strongly recommended that you seek help from a reputable behaviorist if you think desensitization is your best treatment option. This signals to your dog that coming and going are casual, common occurrences — no need for drama or spectacular displays of emotion.
In some cases, dogs prefer the sanctuary of a crate to being left alone in a big open house. For situations that warrant desensitization treatment, it is strongly recommended that you consult a professional.
Now when we go to leave to kennel him we come back to the poor guy's legs and belly being soaked and have to clean him and his kennel up. In fact, a diagnosis of separation anxiety in no way precludes a healthy and happy existence for your dog. You’ll continue adding actions, in baby steps, until you can leave the house for a period of an hour or more without consequence.



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