Is your dog barking and howling when you leave home for work or nights out?
Listen, anxiety in dogs when left alone is not a unique problem to dogs. Pretty much all types of dog breeds suffer from anxiety disorders that also manifest in numerous ways, and barking or howling is just one of many anxiety manifestations.
In this post, I share with you tips for dealing with an anxious dog who barks and howls when left alone.
If your puppy howls and barks when you leave home for work, chances are that she is just nervous and petrified with the thought of being home alone while you are gone for the day.
Luckily, there’s so much you could do to help your puppy get the confidence and muster the courage to let you go to work, without causing an unnecessary fuss.
Pet routines are the cornerstone for setting order inside your home when you have a puppy dog living with you. Unfortunately, most pet owners miss out on the early stage development of their puppy to establish a predictable routine.
Good news is that even fully grown dogs can be trained to stick to the rules and order of authority in your household, and it all begins with a good old predictable daily pet routine.
Here’s what to do when preventing separation anxiety in puppies.
When preventing Separation Anxiety, train your puppy using the crate and go routine in an area where she is allowed to have access to all her toys, automatic timed dog feeding machine and a while am away dog chew toy with your scent incorporated into it.
The best practice is to always crate her 10-15 minutes before leaving home.
With technology growing through leaps and bounds, there’s no shortage of WIFI enabled pet cameras you can use to keep an eye on your puppy’s wellbeing while also scheduling lunch hour chats with your pup so she can hear your voice and quell her anxieties.
Pet owners juggling busy work schedules often deprive their pets of crucial morning walks where most pet breeds tend to use as their pottying routine as they are always in the hurry to go out to work. But giving your puppy an opportunity to go potty prior to crating him sometimes can go a long way to keep her from barking or howling.
Crating your dog while you are at home for a few minutes is essential training enough to model behavior that can quell anxieties in dogs. My favorite times for Crating our puppies is when we are having our lunch and dinner.
The other trick you can use is to buy a pack of special dog treats you can sneak one in your bag, so you can give it to your puppy when she meets you by the door. That way your puppy will always associate your going away with bringing home goodies!
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