Dog Separation Anxiety Cures. Some dog’s get anxious when you are not home. Here are some tips that will help relieve that anxiety.
Wear a large shirt for a couple of days, to get your smell on it real good, and then try leaving it with them when you go.
Try Melatonin. 1/4 human tab. Calming is seen within 15 minutes and our fur kid doesn’t look or act ‘drugged’ but handles thunderstorms and fireworks while on this. We did some research years ago and also talked to our vet. She approved it to see if it would work, as Valium was not working for our storm phoetic. Might be worth a try to check with your vet to try Melatonin.
Some crate training will help. Put in crate for a little bit and leave the room then next time do it for a little longer and so on. Not necessarily teaching to be in a crate but working on the separation. Crates are a huge help. Sometimes the space without you can be frightening and a crate smaller and they kinda make that feel like a safe place. Eventually you can just leave the crate door open and they’ll go there when there having anxiety.
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Use a Thundershirt. These shirts are worn over the dog’s torso and apply pressure when the dog gets anxious. The dog interprets the pressure like a baby interprets swaddling. It is comforting for some dogs.
Spend five minutes a couple times a day and up the amount of time leaving your dog. Best to only go into the next room or fake them out by going out your normal door you would leave through. Again this isn’t to train them to be in a crate it’s to condition them to understanding you will be back.
Use pheromone diffusers. Pheromones are chemical messengers given off by a dog’s mother during nursing to reassure her pups that they are safe and secure. Synthetic versions of this chemical, known as Dog Appeasing Pheromones (DAPs) are available for purchase as many pet superstores. Simply plug them into the wall or attach them to your dog’s collar and watch them calm your canine companion.
Play Deep Separation Anxiety Music to Relax Your Dog while you are away or classical music. Such as this:
Talk to your veterinarian. They will be able to advise you on what measures will work best – either behavioral or medical. If necessary, you can get a prescription for stronger medications.
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