Anti-Anxiety Aids

Tips for Treating Minor Separation Anxiety:

  • Don't make a big deal out of arrivals and departures.  When you arrive home, ignore your dog for the first few minutes then calmly pet him.
  • Leave your dog with an article of clothing that smells like you, such as an old T-shirt that you've slept in recently.
  • Establish a safety cue—a word or action that you use when you leave that tells your dog you'll be back.
  • Leave him treats in an interactive dog toy so that he associates your leaving with play time and treats.

Tips to Help Your Dog When You Leave