Professionally qualified dog psychologist-behaviourist and master dog trainer

for treating your dog separation anxiety- fear and phobia problems 

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All dog behaviour and dog training from puppy to adult in Kent Essex London and throughout East Anglia


Separation Anxiety

Dogs suffering from anxiety separation may show normal behaviour when in the company of their owner and only show anxiety in their absence. In more extreme cases the anxious dog does not want them out of their sight.

The symptoms shown are often signs of distress, howling, barking and continuously moving about. Other symptoms may be the dog withdrawing and seeking refuge in a corner to digging or chewing. The chewing may be items, furniture or anything within it’s reach. Dogs may even chew their tail, legs or paws (self mutilation).

In my experience most cases started when people first get their puppy. The puppy will feel quite insecure in it’s new home. It has been taken away from the mother and litter and it’s instincts is to sound the alarm my whimpering and crying. Should the new owner respond to the puppies cries each time the puppy carry this behaviour forward into adulthood. The owner may feel the need to allow the puppy into their bedroom or even onto their bed. Over nurturing the puppy and responding to it’s every call for attention leaves it feeling insecure in the owners absence.

Other causes are genetics, lack of socialisation, mistreatment, long confinement and over bonding. Dogs that have been abandoned and rehomed often most likely to show signs of separation anxiety.

anxious puppy in bed

anxious dog destruction

anxious dog self mutilation

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