Your host, Debbie, is a positive trainer with a passion for dogs, their behavior and helping you create a well behaved dog. This is a dog training and behavior podcast that with help you and your new puppy build good healthy habits right from the start. It will also help you understand your dog’s behavior and build a strong, fulfilling, and fun relationship for years to come.
Separation anxiety is always been something dog owners need to be aware of. How to be alone is something that we have to teach our dogs. In a perfect world we start this when they are puppies with crate training and the natural rhythm of our lives as we need to go to work, school, family functions or just out to dinner. But right now we aren't doing any of those things. As we are spending so much more time with our dogs a concern that has come up recently is how our dogs will react when we do start leaving the house again.In this episode, I address exactly that. I have you some ideas on how to ease your dog or puppy back into being alone (or maybe being left alone for the first time). I talk about specific considerations during this time of COVID-19.If this is something you are struggling with I also recommend you check out Episode 022: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety.