Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety is simply a collective term for a range of behaviours performed by a dog due to not being able to cope when left alone. This anxiety can cause dogs to bark constantly; lose bladder and bowel control; attempts to escape by chewing through doors or even walls! It can also lead to more severe issues like self mutilation in some cases.

Dogs know your routine leading to you leaving the house. They will know half an hour BEFORE you leave that you are going out, and they will stress the most for half an hour after you leave. Addressing separation anxiety can be quite challenging as the behaviour only occurs when you’re NOT there, but the training can only be done when you ARE there! Therefore I will guide you through the various training techniques to eventually teach your dog that being left on their own is not a thing to fear or worry about.

Does your dog have behavioural problems? Steve Hutley can help!