We have all seen little children who panic and cry their eyes out when mom and dad are leaving, they are feeling separation anxiety, which they usually outgrow within a period of time. But did you ever think that your dog could be feeling the same type of anxiety and distress when left home alone?
It’s frightening, it’s frustrating, it’s definitely not funny! In fact, it feels like a battle to keep your dog from bolting out the door everytime it gets opened. So why does your dog do it and how can you help prevent it?
I teach classes about socializing your puppy, I’ve talked about training your dog, about what to do if your dog barks to much, or licks too much,and more, all of which are very important subjects. This puts all the responsibility on your dog, but relationships, even dog and human relationships, are two-sided.
Do you have a new dog in your home that you’re ready to train?
You’ve observed the behaviors of many dogs, and with their behaviors, there are things you really like, but there are things you really don’t want your dog to do. So how do you avoid some of the pitfalls of training mistakes?
Dogs, young or old, are just like kids, they’re curious, like nosing into things, and often get into things they shouldn’t. So just like you protect your things, and your kids from accidents by baby proofing, it’s also a good idea to do some dog proofing. These are a few ideas to make our home a safer place.
Everyone talks about dogs being “man’s best friend”, but your dog needs a best friend too, and that best friend should be you!
Your dog is, or can be, a wonderful companion, who will give you unconditional love, all you need to do is to build and strengthen your relationship and develop a close bond.