Helping an Anxious Dog Get Over Its Separation Anxiety

By: David Codr

Published Date: November 22, 2019

For this Omaha dog training session we worked with Lucy, a 5 year-old Whippet mix who has a bad case of separation anxiety.

Lucy is a very anxious dog. She cowered and shivered periodically for the first part of the session. As Omaha’s resident Dog Behavior Expert, I knew that ignoring her would help. This is one of the best tricks to help fearful dogs; giving them space.

You want a fearful dog to feel comfortable approaching you in their own time. One of the benefits of this type of approach is the dog build up some confidence which can lead to greater self esteem. Building up a dog’s confidence and self esteem is key when you are attempting to help a dog who has a case of separation anxiety.

After sharing a number of dog behavior tips, I turned my attention to Lucy’s separation anxiety problem. I have developed a easy yet effective way to help dogs get over separation anxiety. You can learn how to stop separation anxiety in dogs by watching the free positive dog training video below.

This method to stopping separation anxiety in fearful dogs is great because it helps the dog develop confidence by learning a skill that requires self control. Practicing this secret to stopping separation anxiety in dogs a few times a day until the dog can stay in a room on its own while being relaxed and confident is how a dog learns that being alone is ok. Once this realization has been achieved, the stops panicking when they are not in eyesight of their humans.

To help the humans remember all the dog behavior tips we covered in today’s in home dog training session, we recorded a roadmap to success video that you an watch below.

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