Separation Anxiety

Is your dog having a tough time when she’s left alone? She might be struggling with separation anxiety.

Here are some behaviors that may indicate separation anxiety:

  • Barking and crying in the crate for an extended period of time
  • Howling for an extended period of time
  • Chewing at doors and window sills
  • Destruction of household objects
  • Urinating and defecating in the crate or around the house
  • Inability to settle down while you’re gone – pacing, whining, barking, or howling
  • Self-harming behaviors, like chewing paws or licking excessively

Separation anxiety can be frustrating and sometimes even scary – but we can help! Separation anxiety and isolation distress are common behavioral issues we see in dogs. We recommend scheduling an in-home consultation with one of our professional certified trainers. We will observe your dog’s behavior when appropriate, take a full history, develop a behavior modification and management plan, and get you started working on the plan. The initial consultation usually lasts 1-1.5 hours. From there, we offer follow-up lessons that are each about an hour long.