Separation anxiety in Dogs is a common problem for both your dog and you as an owner. Here are a few tips to dealing with it.
– If you give your dog something to look forward to while you are away, the chances are this will distract him can almost eliminate separation anxiety in dogs. So if you give him a bone, some treats, or his favorite toy this will help a lot.
– Ignoring your dog for 20 minutes when you return home from work is a great way to let your dog know that you leaving and returning is not a big deal. It’s difficult, but the results are worth it.
– Do all you can to make sure that your environment is comfortable and nice for your dog. Think of everything from temperature to the softness of his dog-bed, anything to make him relax when you are gone.
– If you’re gone for long periods of time, think about having someone come in to let your dog out and give him or her some exercise, especially if your dog is much older. Older dogs usually need to go outside more often to urinate and defecate.
Those are the tips that worked best for me. Other than having a lot of patience, which helps with all aspects of dog training, regular trips to the vet is always recommended.