3 Signs Your Dog Has Separation Anxiety

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Separation anxiety is a common canine behavior problem and it affects 20% to 40% of dogs. The good news is that we can help them.

The correlation between Covid-19 and your dog's separation anxiety

Since the Covid-19 pandemic started, reports of separation anxiety in dogs have spiked. This is not a surprise as we are spending more time with our dogs at home.

While our dogs are enjoying the extra time at home with us, a new study shows that this intensified bond could be leading to an increase in canine separation anxiety.

The most common symptoms of separation anxiety

According to the ASPCA, the 3 common symptoms are:

- Barking and howling in excess when left alone

- Disruptive or destructive when left alone

- Pacing, often in a certain pattern

The survey found that 40.2% of dogs exhibit excessive barking and howling, followed by chewing or destroying objects, 29.3%, and pacing, 25%. 

10 Dog breeds most likely to suffer with separation anxiety

- Labrador Retriever

- Border Collie

- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

- Jack Russell Terrier

- German Shepherd

- Australian Shepherd

- Bichon Frise

- Golden Retriever

- German Shorthaired Pointer

- Toy Poodle

How humans can help

Common calming methods that help are:

- create a safe space dedicated for your dog only. Ie. a crate or their dog bed. This will be an area your dog can retreat to when relaxing is necessary. Make this area as comfortable as possible.

- CBD supplements

- Establish a routine to keep your dog busy through stimulated exercise and engagement

During Fourth of July weekend, there are many dogs that instinctively go and lie down in their beds because they know that is their safe place.

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