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How should I deal with separation anxiety in dogs?

 
M-Boy
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Direct Link 02-13-2013, 06:32 PM  
How should I deal with separation anxiety in dogs ? does it occur naturally?
My family wishes to get a dog that works well with kids, but all of these dogs have issues with separation. This is a problem because the dog will have to be by itself for 8 hours a day when everyone is out of the house.

it would be great if you give me some help
 
David.H.
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Direct Link 02-13-2013, 06:43 PM  
8 hours a day home alone will be very lonely for a dog. Some dogs when left alone can be very destructive in which case most people put them in a cage for the day.

But if you can come home during lunch to walk the dog that would be fine , I did that a few years ago instead of a walker to save money-just had to explain the situation to my boss and he worked it out with no fuss (gave me an hour and a half then I stayed an extra hour–most companies are flexible if youre upfront).

Could try similar with working long and short days during the week or have someone switch to a later or earlier schedule so the dog is only stuck at home alone for 3 hours or so.
Remember, get him used to it in stages, and start early. Dont expect him to go from being with people all day every day to being alone for 8 hours without some work first.

and finally you get a “walker” that comes once a day to take your doggie out, all will be fine.

Wishing you the best.
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