Congratulations! It looks like you're one of the lucky people who has a happy home alone dog. But you may have taken this quiz because you're concerned that you're dog isn't settled when you leave him. Some dogs display what we call "separation related behaviours". They may not be anxious when they're left but they do get up to things that concern us, like chewing or barking.If you are concerned, see if you can video your dog while you're out. That's a great way to learn what exactly is going on, and is easy to do with current technology. Or call us for a chat.
Your dog may be displaying a few of the signs of separation anxiety. However, some of these behaviours, such as barking or chewing, are also seen in dogs who aren't anxious. These fall under the umbrella of "separation related behaviours".If you are worried, see if you can video your dog while you're out. That's a great way to learn what exactly is going on, and it's easy to do with current technology. Or contact us for a chat. The great news is we can easily find out for certain if your dog has separation anxiety and, if he does, we can treat it!
It's quite possible your dog has separation anxiety
Your dog may be displaying many of the most typical signs of separation anxiety, including getting anxious before you leave, harming himself, trying to escape, causing damage, and excessive vocalization. We used to think that separation anxiety was untreatable but happily we now know that it can be fixed. The best thing to do is video your dog to see what's going on. You want to rule out behaviours that dogs display when they're at home alone but not stressed.If you want help you can book a free consultation to with us. If your dog does have separation anxiety, we can beat it!