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Hi! my name is Ashley Flores and I’m the Director of Animal Behavior and Training here at Great Prince SPCA and I’m here to talk to you about how to help calm your dog’s separation anxiety. Many of us trainers have growing concerns that animals are going to start developing separation anxiety, because we’re home more with our pets due to the most recent outbreak of COVID-19.
So, I wanted to share some tips that may help you in your home. The biggest thing to help is just sticking to your routine, taking them out early in the morning, like normal. Making sure that you’re reinforcing time for them to spend away from us, in a crate or in another room and making sure that they have delicious treats or puzzle feeders.
We really want to reinforce time spent away from each other to help make life much easier when we go back to work. If your dog does have severe separation anxiety, I would highly recommend that you go see a vet.
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