To cure separation anxiety in dogs, the top tip we can give you is to keep us dogs occupied when you are gone. The thing that works best for me is a Kong stuffed with food that I really LOVE, dinner(raw meat for me!), yogurt, and bananas (I can’t have them any more because I have to watch my potassium level because of my Addison’s Disease). My owner likes to use a mix of wet and dry ingredients and freeze the kong so that it takes me a long time to eat what is inside. This way I have to work hard and get tired and might even fall asleep while my owners are away.
I love food almost more than I love my owners and this is the best distraction for me by far! It is also great for counter-conditioning the cues that my owners are leaving.
I hope this helps you anxious dogs out there get better… and get MORE FOOD!! 😉
Manchego the Anxious Dog