I don't know about you but I must have 1000 photos saved on my phone of my dogs sleeping. Why? I guess they just look so peaceful.
But for dogs with separation anxiety, sleeping when their owners leave the house just isn't an option. They are way too stressed to do so. In fact, they are too panicked to think clearly whatsoever.
So when a client sends me a video of their dog sleeping while they are on the other side of the door, there really is nothing more heartwarming. I love to see it because it means the training is working.
This is because we train in such small increments in regards to the owner's absence that the dog is so chilled and doesn't even notice the tiny increases in time. And hey presto, before you know it you have a dog that can easily tolerate alone time and simply chills or sleeps while they are gone!
So if you want to help your dog sleep instead of being scared while you are out, here are the five things you have to do:
1. Manage your absences
2. Ensure your dog has ample exercise
3. Ensure your dog has ample mental stimulation/enrichment
4. Use a camera or app so you can watch your dog while you are out
5. Start training today. The longer you leave it, the worse your dog will become.
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