Tips for Reducing Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Begin alone training with very short departures and absences to build confidence.

Start Slowly  

 Calmly exit without fanfare to prevent triggering anxious behaviors.  

Avoid Dramatic Exits

Provide puzzle toys, Kongs and chews to focus and distract while you're away.

Offer Interactive Toys  

Leave out worn t-shirts with your scent to provide reassurance.

Comfort With Your Scent

very slowly acclimate to alone time in a crate, which provides a safe space.  

Crate Train Gradually 

Talk to your vet about anti-anxiety medications to reduce stress.

Try Anxiolytic Medications

Reinforce “stay” and “quiet” to boost confidence and independence.  

Practice Commands

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