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High Rated Dog Separation Anxiety Tips

Five common dog anxiety causes
It is obvious that your pet is feeling nervous. What can anxiety in dogs look like? Do you think it is separation anxiety? There are many different causes of anxiety in dogs, and this blog post will assist you in gaining more understanding of the anxiety that your pet may be experiencing. The blog will also provide you with some great ways to deal with anxiety in dogs. Here is some more separation anxiety in dogs info.

Causes of anxiety in dogs
There are many reasons for dog anxiety, but here are 5 of the most common:
Being Left Alone
Dogs are pack animals. Dogs love to be part the family and become nervous when they're not with their owners or other members of their pack. Anxiety over separation can trigger destructive behavior in dogs as a means of self-soothe.
A few indicators of separation anxiety are:
Urinating, peeing in the house, as well as other actions when there is separation anxiety.
Move to bark or howl constantly.
Escape from your house by jumping over fences, digging beneath walls or chewing through doors, etc.
-Chewing items such as shoes, furniture, clothing. This is an excellent method for dogs suffering from anxiety to relax themselves.

Be sure that your dog has a space to rest when you're away. This can ease separation anxiety. A cozy area that is reminiscent of a den with comfy bedding can help your dog feel safer even when they're alone.
Toys that are stuffed with food could be an alternative, as long as the food isn't harmful or choking hazards.

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Loud Noise
Dogs are often very sensitive and sensitive to loud sounds especially if they've never been exposed to loud noises before.
These are the most common sounds which can create anxiety for dogs:
- Fireworks
- Thunderstorms
- Sirens
A note of caution: Certain collars and toys that emit loud noises could cause anxiety in dogs.
If anxiety in dogs is provoked by loud sounds it is possible to have the anxiety reduced or prevented with training.

Your dog can overcome anxiety over noise by giving them loud noises in a way that is enjoyable. For instance, you can capture storms or fireworks and combine these sounds along with treats (or their preferred toy).
Anxiety wraps for dogs can also be used. They work the same way as a baby's diaper when they're upset. They provide gentle pressure to ease anxiety.

Changes in the home Environment
Dogs are awestruck by routine and habits. Dogs are used to routines and know the things to expect.
These are some of the things that can cause stress in your dog.
Moving into a brand new home or taking your belongings with you when you move into another home
- The removal of family members (or the packmate) from the house. death, divorce)
Baby, pet or any other addition to your family.
- Changes in your working timetable (e.g. you now work at home, instead of working outside the home).
Changes in routines can be stressful for dogs. You can teach your dog and create new routines to reduce anxiety when there is an environment change.

Wraps of anxiety for dogs that have lost the family member or a packmate can be helpful.
Include new family members in training exercises so that your dog is taught to behave around them even when you're not present. It is important to ensure that every new member to your family is happy through positive reinforcements such as praise and treats.

The dogs are naturally cautious of newcomers. If you see an unfamiliar face that is not familiar, it could trigger anxiety.
Anxiety symptoms in this situation could include:
- Barking or grinning at those who come near you the home or family members when outside on walks
You can hide in the furniture or under beds to keep guests from coming over for dinner/visiting
- To get away from strangers, they will scuff at doors and windows.
Dogs that are anxious about being around new people must be taught how to act in a manner that is friendly to them.
With practice and time your dog will become more at ease with strangers or in your home. This will help to decrease anxiety.

Your dog will become more relaxed around strangers when you introduce them slowly. In order to help your dog become more comfortable around strangers, it is possible to ask them to bring treats along and allow your dog to have their space to eat in their own. As time passes, you can let the chair person sit closer and closer to your dog, finally allowing them to come closer to each other.

If your dog has never been on a car ride before, or have had a traumatizing experience that made them anxious, they might be.
These symptoms could mean that dogs are worried about car rides:
Barking or whining in car journeys
- Shaking, shaking, or trembling in the vehicle
- To hide behind or under the seats while trying to escape from the vehicle

Slow exposure to your dog on vehicles and on rides is a great method to start getting your dog used to driving.
Your dog should be rewarded for his calm and peaceful behavior in cars and not for fear or anxiety.
This will help them feel more comfortable in their vehicle and, finally, they will be able to ride in the vehicle without anxiety.

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In the end, anxiety in dogs can be caused by a myriad of things however, through practice and consistent behavior, you'll see your dog begin to feel more at ease around these factors.
If anxiety is present Start by de-sensitizing them to the trigger slowly (i.e. cars rides). Then introduce new environments and people into their lives.
It is possible to assist your dog overcome anxiety through training.



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