Due to a year-long lockdown, most dogs forgot what it's like to be alone, and “lockdown puppies” have never been alone in their whole life. By completing this program you will teach your dog how to stay calm at home alone, and avoid howling, barking, and destructive behavior.
You will solve separation anxiety by:
Getting your dog used to a sanctuary area (a limited space in the room usually made using a pet gate)
Lowering dog’s stress to triggers that set off the anxiety when you leave home (putting on shoes or a coat, getting the keys or your bag)
Gradually increasing the time your dog spends calm alone in the sanctuary
Getting your dog comfortable spending time alone when you’re out of sight
- Teaching your dog to play or rest alone in the sanctuary when you leave home
Desensitizing triggers that set off when you leave home or come back