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ATTENTION! Is your home life being affected by barking, whining, crying or destructive behavior from your dog, you need to read this.

Does your dog whine or cry when you leave the house?

Are your neighbors getting sick of your barking pooch?

Have you come home to find possessions destroyed or chewed?

Has your dog shown signs of aggression?

If any of the above are true of your best friend, your dog could be suffering with anxiety and is distressed.

Around 30% of dogs will suffer with separation anxiety, and it can be as traumatic for owners as it is for our furry friends.

You have probably seen all of the signs: barking, whining, crying, having accidents indoors, destroying your possessions – all of these are symptoms of anxiety in your dog.

If you, like me, find it heartbreaking to see your dog feeling scared and anxious whenever you leave, you need to continue reading. Hearing your dog crying can be a stressful time for both you and your dog, and if you come home to find your house in disarray or accidents on the floor – the experience can be a costly one.

Many dogs will display destructive behavior when suffering with separation anxiety. Usually they will chose something that has your scent on it, and they will rip it to shreds and sit amongst the debris to surround themselves in your scent.

Does this look and sound familiar? And did you know this sound can go on for hours? If your dog reacts like this when you leave the house – keep reading.



There are many different reasons for separation anxiety in dogs. 40% of senior dogs will suffer, but separation anxiety can become apparent in many different ages and breeds of dogs. Many cases of separation anxiety are reported in dogs who have faced major changes in their lives. These can include:

– Dogs who have been rehomeed

– Dogs who have suffered abuse (rescue dogs are particularly vulnerable)

– Dogs who have been taken from their mother too early

– Dogs who lose a loved one

– be it human or another animal

– Dogs who have missed out on social interaction with other dogs

– Dogs who are getting used to living in a new environment

There can even be simple things that we wouldn't imagine to be stressful enough to trigger these anxiety behaviours, such as a vet visit, or time at a kennel away from home.

When you are away from the house and leave your dog alone, your dog should be relaxed, spend most of their day sleeping or chewing on toys you have left out for them. They will bark only every so often, and whining and crying shouldn't usually happen.

-Barking, whining and crying

-Pacing – checking the house for you and refusing to rest

-An increase in heart rate -Panting and salivating

-Trying to follow you as you leave, scratching at doors and carpets

-Excessive drinking -Destructive behavior
-Overprotective barking or growling when someone comes near you

-Overexcited behavior including jumping and barking on your return

In more serious cases of separation anxiety, your dog may accidentally urinate and defecate in your home, or can cause themselves harm jumping at things and knocking things over – and you will come home to a house resembling a bomb site.

Does your pet have any of the above symptoms? If so – please keep reading…

We all love the idea of having the 'perfect' dog, well trained, obedient, calm and quiet. Ideally, we would like our dog to be:

– Quiet, with no whimpering, barking or howling

– Loving, to everyone who enters your home

– Calm behaviour, playing with their own toys rather than ripping up your possessions

No jumping up at people

Sound like the actions you want your dog to take? We can help, WITHOUT the use of medication.



Medication sometimes feels like the only option for a dog suffering with separation anxiety, but this is not the case. There are over-the-counter calming products that may reduce fearfulness in pets, but animals that are severely distraught by any separation from their pet parents may be prescribed anti-anxiety medication.
However, these medications can sometimes come with some scary side effects – including Serotonin

-Altered mental state (confusion, depression, or hyperactivity)

-Difficulty walking

-Trembling and seizures

-Vomiting

-Diarrhea

-Rapid breathing (tachypnea)

-Rapid heart rate (tachycardia)

-Increased body temperature (hyperthermia)



The only method to cure separation anxiety long term with no health risks is behavior modification, and we provide the soundtrack.
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