By LINDA MICHAELS, M.A., DEL MAR DOG TRAINING
Separation Anxiety? What You Can Do. Dogs are social creatures and can over-attach to a pet parent or canine housemate and become habituated to continual contact. When left alone these dogs may experience what is akin to a panic attack in humans.
A well-structured change in routine may break the cycle of anxiety if practiced carefully and consistently.
- Sleep alone. If you sleep with your dog in your bed — stop. Snuggle together in bed if you like but when it’s time to sleep, have your dog sleep in her own bed.