Separation panic. Isolation distress. Separation anxiety

Corona virus. At home with your dog, maybe for weeks? Pre-empt separation problems by spending time away from him/her. Discourage constant following you about. Go into the garden without him. Go a short way from your front door for several minutes, leaving your dog indoors. Click here for help.

If he already has separation problems,now is a great opportunity to do something about it. ⏳

Noah suffers from separation panic whenever he’s left without human company.  He’s most distressed when his young lady owner’s mother leaves him.

The whole family suffer too. Their two happy Standard Poodles are no substitute for human company.

Frenchie suffers separation panic when leftNoah howls.

Not only does it distress the family, it upsets the neighbour. (more…)

Marking or Separation Anxiety?

Whether marking or anxiety through being left, the root cause will be Herbie’s feeling of insecurity. Greyhounds have hidden depth. It’s easy to assume that because five-year old Herbie lies around quite a lot and appears peaceful and a bit lazy, that he’s calm inside. I noticed a lot of Read more…

Golden Retriever is happy

To Stop Barking When Left Alone

The lady called me because she wanted her beautiful eight-year-old Golden Retriever, Harvey, to ‘stop barking’ when she goes out. One friend suggested she tried an ultrasonic sound device (he ignores it) and another a muzzle to keep his mouth shut. It’s not gadgets that are needed, but time and Read more…