There are certain aspects of a dog’s history that may make him more susceptible to developing canine separation anxiety. If your puppy has experienced one or more of these and is exhibiting multiple signs of anxiety, it is suggested you consult with a behavior trainer. The following are considered risk factors:
SIGNS OF CANINE SEPARATION ANXIETY:
None of these signs, on their own, prove your dog has anxiety. Combined signs with known risk factors are indicators. If you believe your dog has anxiety it is suggested you consult with a behavior trainer.
• Excessive distress vocalization (barking, whining)
• Scratching or digging at furniture, the door, window frames, etc.
• Frantic pacing
• Frantic visual scanning
• Inappropriate chewing
• Increased frequency of urination/defecation
• Drooling, usually at door, window, or crate
• Wet footprints from sweaty paws
• Highly exaggerated greeting routine that appears frantic, excited, happy, or submissive