How to avoid separation anxiety in puppies.

Start by desensitising your pup to signs that you’re going to leave the house; pick up your keys and carry them around the house, put your shoes on and take them off, wear your coat around the house etc.

I’d suggest investing in a webcam, or an app such as Alfred so that you can monitor your pup and quickly return to him if he’s showing signs of stress. Start by leaving the house for very short periods of time, less than a minute and very gradually build up from there. It would be good to leave your pup with something to do; a Kong for example, but don’t let the Kong become a predictor of you leaving the house.

Categories: : Separation Anxiety