Severance may worry not only the human beings but even the pets like dogs or cats are found to be worried due to severance or separation. It is advisable for the dog owner to ensure that his dog goes to its preferred place of shelter and sleeps calmly until he returns home. But the dogs that are suffering from the severance anxiety disorder may not be so fortunate. Separation anxiety may be noticed in the dogs that are not appropriately socialized or the dogs that have been shifted from one house to the other or the dogs that are naturally of nervous tendency.
The dog is considered to be the social creature like human being who greatly depends on its owner for its individual safety or security. The dogs lacking confidence because of the socializing factors, realizing the anticipated behavioral attitudes or probable ill-treatments in the past especially in the case of an adopted dog are more prone to exhibit behaviors associated with the separation anxiety. In fact, even if the owner of the dog moves out of his home say for the shortest period of time for some urgent assignments or even for his job profile, his dog easily gets distressed or bewildered.
The dogs suffering from the separation anxiety may just do anything like droning or barking, tearing or scratching the couch or sofa or even eating the duck feathered pillow in the house. It is difficult to realize or ascertain that the dog is passing through the separation anxiety disorder. The precise cause of such state has led to numerous debates till now. Some of the experts believe that lack of proper confidence level in the dogs leads them depending more and more on its owners. In such conditions the owner has to make his dog realize the fact that he is leaving for a particular period and the dog is staying back home all alone in the safe mode.
In general, the experts state that if the dog is suffering from the separation anxiety disorder, it would exhibit all or part of the following symptoms making you understand their condition:
- Such condition usually takes place when the dog is left out alone at home
- The dog behaves abnormally when it knows about its owner’s departure or when he comes back from his duty or vacation
- The dog would exhibit uncommon behavioral attitudes when left out alone at the unknown place or home
- The dog would not eat or drink in distress if its owner is away from him
- The dog chases its owner consistently wherever he goes
Following are some of the vital tactics of solving such abnormal conditions: make the precise departure and arrival routines, making the dog realize that your departure or arrival is not taken to be over excitedly, enable the dog practicing your routines of going and coming off and on. Lots of exercise is the most ideal way of relieving from the stress in both humans as well as dogs. Regular long walking or running or even playing for a few minutes helps the dog coming out of separation anxiety disorder.