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Great Dog Separation Anxiety Site
5 Common Causes of Fear in Dogs
Your dog could be stressed. What can anxiety in dogs appear and feel like? Do you think it's separation anxiety or something else? There are many causes of anxiety in dogs. this blog post can assist you in gaining a better understanding of the anxiety that your pup may be experiencing. This blog post will also provide helpful tips for treating anxiety in dogs. Here is some more separation anxiety in dogs info.

Dogs are anxious because of these reasons
There are many reasons that dogs may become anxious, however, these are five of the most frequent.
Being Left Alone
Dogs are pack animals. Dogs love to be part the family and become nervous when they're not with their family members or their owners. Dogs who are anxious about separation can cause destructive behavior in order to soothe themselves.
Some signs of separation anxiety include:
-Peeing in the house in the event of separation anxiety
Barking or howling continuously and at times at night when you are left to yourself
Escape from home by jumping on fences or digging through walls, chewing up doors and windows, etc.
Chewing on furniture, shoes, and clothing. This is a way for dogs to soothe themselves.

Create a safe haven for your dogs during your absence to alleviate separation anxiety. You can help your dog feel more secure when they are left alone by creating a den-like environment with comfy bedding.
Food-filled toys can be a good alternative, so they're not something that could harm your pet's health if swallowed. It also shouldn't cause any choking hazards.

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Loud Noise
Dogs can be sensitive to loud sounds especially if they have not used to these sounds before.
The following are common noises which can create anxiety for canines:
- Fireworks
- Thunderstorms
- Sirens
A note of caution: Certain collars and toys which make loud noises can trigger anxiety in dogs.
Training can help decrease or prevent anxiety in dogs suffering from anxiety due to loud noises.

The dog's fear of noise can be lessened by making them feel more at ease with loud sounds. You can make recordings of fireworks or thunder storms, and play them along with some treats, or even their favorite toy.
Anxiety wraps could also be an the best option for your dog. These are exactly like the way an infant does when stressed. It applies gentle pressure, which can calm your dog.

Changes in the home Environment
Dogs thrive on routine and regularity. Dogs love routine and know what they can anticipate. They also want to please their owners/pack members.
There are many factors that can cause anxiety in dogs:
Moving to a new location or taking your family along for your relocation
If a family member or a packmate leaves the home for good (i.e. death, divorce)
Family members who are new like a newborn or a new pet.
Changes to your work timetable (e.g. you now work at home, instead of working from at home).
Routine changes can create anxiety in dogs. Changes in routines can trigger anxiety in dogs. This is why it's crucial to communicate with your dog to reduce anxiety.

Anxiety wraps are a great solution for dogs who suffer from anxiety because of the loss of a dear one or mate.
To teach your dog to be a great pet, be sure to include your other family members into your training sessions. Make sure you are pleased with any additions to your family by rewarding them with praise and treats.

The dogs are naturally cautious of strangers. If there is an unidentified person, it can trigger anxiety.
Anxiety signs in this situation could include:
If you are out walking be sure to bark or growl at anyone who comes near you, your home or family members
- Hidden behind furniture, under beds, or in the bed when guests are coming to dinner/visit
- To escape from strangers they don't have a good relationship with, they can smack at doors and windows.
Start teaching your dog how you would like them to behave around strangers, if your dog is anxious when they are exposed to strangers.
This will increase your dog's capacity to be at ease as they meet people they have never met before.

You can help your dog be more comfortable with strangers by slowly introduce him to them. For instance, you could invite the person to sit on the floor with treats, and then give your dog space while they consume them. Gradually, you'll be able for the person sitting in a chair nearer to your dog. In the end, they will be able to be able to approach one another.

If dogs have never been on a car trip previously, or experienced an unpleasant experience or had a frightening experience, they could be nervous.
Some signs that dogs may be anxious because of car rides are:
- Whining and barking in the car
Shaking or shaking while in the vehicle
- Hiding behind/underneath seats and trying to get out of the vehicle

A slow exposure to cars even when your dog is not riding on it can help you begin to desensitize your dog.
You should reward your dog for calm behavior around automobiles, and not for fear or anxiety.
It will help them feel more at home in the car and allow them to travel with less stress.

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The bottom line is that anxiety in dogs can result by many different triggers. However, consistent and regular practice will make your dog to feel more comfortable with the triggers.
Start by desensitizing them slowly to the trigger (i.e. car rides) prior to introducing new people or environments to their lives if they're experiencing anxiety.
Your dog will become less stressed and at ease when you help them with their anxiety.

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