How to Help Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

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While we may adore our four legged friends they can often give us reason to be incredibly frustrated with their actions. The protest poop, the scratching and biting of doors, walls, sofas or anything else they can get their paws on, all extremely annoying. In fact this time last year I went to the dentist for the final checkup after getting some veneers Houston is about an hour from my home and that meant the dog was alone for a while, I returned to a scene from a Tarantino movie as my pooch stared at me with innocence. If your dog is the same when they are alone it is because they have what is called separation anxiety, basically they can’t deal with you not being there. Thankfully however, there are some ways in which you can curb it, and reduce the damage.


There are a number of medications which you can give your dog prior to your leaving but many of them can prove to be quite ineffective or have side effects which are tough on your pooch. The best product on the market at the moment is CBD oil, extracted from hemp, which can greatly help with your dog’s anxiety issues when they are alone. You can find quality CBD online for you dog, and once you see the results you’ll be thankful that you did.

Chew Toy

I learned that the main difficulty which dogs have when you go out is that first 30 minutes, as they process the fact that they are on their own. A great way to keep your dog occupied for this time is to get a toy which releases treats the more that they play with it. I bought this toy and loaded it up with some Wonder Chews and everything went swimmingly, no damage, no chaos. The treats are actually really hard to get out from the toy which is why it is a great option, I have actually seen my dog play with this for over an hour before, working hard on getting that last treat which just won’t come out.


Dogs are incredibly receptive to music and playing soothing and calming music can have a strong effect on them. There are many videos and playlists online for this kind of music, simply press play and your dog will hopefully be relaxed whilst they are on their own. This works from time to time with my dog but there is no guarantee that it will work for yours.


Sometimes you may just have to bite the bullet and put your dog in a crate whilst you are out, they won’t like it too much but at least your home will be safe. Some dogs actually find security in a crate so you may actually be helping them too. Remember that any more than 5 hours in a crate is borderline cruelty so be sure that you only put them in a cage for a few hours at a time.

There is a way to help your dog with this, but it may take a lot of trial and error.

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