Separation anxiety in dogs can confuse you as the owner. Each time you depart the house, your dog begins barking frantically and scratching on the door. Each time you get your keys and your coat your pooch will start becoming uncontrollable. While you’re gone your dog will chew on the furniture, pee on your carpet, poop on the floor your shoes, destroy your indoor plants, tear your drapes, dig holes in the backyard – the list goes on.
Besides this being frustrating, it can affect your daily life immensely. It would be impossible to go on vacation or leave the house unattended except during work hours without worrying about your dog tearing in the place or being lonely. Unless you can find someone to dog-sit, then your life’s literally revolving around your furry friend and that is unacceptable.
Dogs are not initially vulnerable to depression. Instead, they become anxious and insecure because of how you treat your pet. The worst mistake you may make as the owner would be to consider your dog as your companion. It doesn’t matter what breed of dog you have, just let him feel that you need him and you care for him.