In the past months, we have been spending a lot of time at home. During this time, your puppy may have gotten used to seeing you at all hours of the day and have gotten attached to your constant companionship. While getting to spend so much time and growing your bond with your pup is a great experience, when the time comes to head back to the office or spend less time at home, your puppy may find it difficult to be separated. While you likely don’t hear about it much, puppy separation anxiety is one of the most common concerns when it comes to pups. Fortunately, there are ways to help your pup manage their anxiety and begin readjusting to their time spent alone.
Since Happy Pup Manor specializes in live-in training and extended pup boarding, we have experience working with pups who have a bit of anxiety. Luckily, that means we know what to look for and a few ways to help your pup if they experience separation anxiety.
While there are several causes of separation anxiety in puppies, most pups express the same symptoms when they suffer from separation anxiety. Symptoms of separation anxiety in your puppy are easy to identify when you know what you are looking for. If you suspect that your puppy is experiencing separation anxiety, look for:
Fortunately, puppy separation anxiety is easily manageable through the help of a variety of methods. From supplements to exercise, the following are great options for helping your puppy if they are experiencing separation anxiety.
Once you have eased the symptoms of your pup’s separation anxiety, it’s a great time to have them participate in training. This time away from home will help reacquaint them with being away from you while also being in a friendly and loving home environment filled with other like-tempered pups. If you have questions regarding our training programs or are interested in boarding your pup with the Happy Pup Manor team, please call Gabby. If you would like to set up a time to speak that works best for your schedule, please fill out our form online, and one of our friendly team members will get back to you as soon as possible!