I hope that our tips here are helping you and you with your dog separation anxiety but sometimes you need to call in the big guns! A positively focuses professionally certified dog trainer will be able to observer your dog’s behaviors and help you find the root cause of the dog separation anxiety.
Here are a three signs that you need backup to help a dog with separation anxiety:
1. Your dog’s separation anxiety is causing physical harm on a regular basis.
If you dog’s separation anxiety is making him hurt himself frequently and you have tired many of the tips on this site then you will need to hire a professional trainer. It is important to keep your dog safe and if he is causing physical harm and all of your attempts to give them a safe place have failed then it is time to call in a professional dog trainer.
2. You have tried training and your dog’s separation anxiety appears to be getting worse, not better.
If you are doing everything that should be dong and the dog separation anxiety keeps getting worse then there might be something that you are missing. Calling in a professional dog training might be a good idea because sometimes someone that is not close to the situation can see it from a different perspective and offer you help.
3. You feel hopeless about the situation.
Training dogs with separation anxiety can be very frustrating. If you are flustered your dogs will be able to sense it. Most of the time dog trainers help humans more than they help the dogs and it might be worthwhile to get a dog trainer to help you with the dog separation anxiety training in order to give you the moral support that you need.
Dog separation anxiety is a serious problem that can be very emotionally difficult on both you and your dog. In order to help a dog with separation anxiety it is sometimes necessary to get the help of a professional dog trainer.
Manchego the Anxious Dog