What is Dog Separation Anxiety?
Understanding the Basics of Dog Separation Anxiety
There can be various underlying causes for separation anxiety in dogs. It may stem from a lack of early exposure, traumatic experiences, changes in routine, or even genetics. It’s important to recognize that every dog is unique, and their anxiety triggers may differ. While there is no one known cause of dog separation anxiety, experts agree the condition can be treated over time with the appropriate training.
Common signs of dog separation anxiety may vary, but recognizing the signs is crucial in addressing the issue. Signs may include:
- Destructive behavior (chewing, scratching, digging)
- Excessive barking or howling
- Pacing or restlessness
- House soiling, even if the dog is house-trained
- Excessive drooling or panting
- Attempts to escape or break out of confinement areas
How Malena DeMartini and CSATs Approach Dog Separation Anxiety
Customized Treatment Plan
There Are No Quick Fixes to Dog Separation Anxiety
Next Steps To Take
Dealing with separation anxiety can be a challenging journey, but with the right approach and guidance, it is entirely manageable. Understanding the basics of separation anxiety, recognizing the signs, and implementing a structured treatment plan are crucial steps toward helping your dog feel more secure and comfortable when you’re not around.
Malena DeMartini and her team of Certified Separation Anxiety Trainers have dedicated their careers to helping dogs and their owners overcome this common issue. Their specialized approach, rooted in gradual desensitization techniques, has proven highly effective in transforming anxious dogs into content companions.
Remember, you’re not alone in this journey. Seek out the expertise of professionals like Malena and her CSATs, and together, you can create a happier, more relaxed environment for both you and your dog. With patience, dedication, and the right guidance, you can help your dog overcome separation anxiety and thrive in your absence.