The LOCK-DOWN PUPPY Behavioral Issues
Jumping, barking, biting, crying, whining, resource guarding, destroying anything in their path, not coming when called, not listening, and challenging you, these are some of the common issues with most puppies. Now add the anxiety of their world-changing as they had known it.
To help your puppy through the transitional period from being in the LOCK-DOWN to the normal activities of family life, you will need to understand what anxiety, separation anxiety is in puppies, and how to help your puppy to adjust.
Why do puppies have separation anxiety?
Separation anxiety is triggered when dogs become upset because of separation from their guardians, the people they’re attached to. Escape attempts by dogs with separation anxiety are often extreme and can result in self-injury and household destruction, especially around exit points like windows and doors.Separation anxiety in dogs is frantic, distressed and often destructive behaviors associated with separation from their pet parents. It can still qualify even if these actions only last for a few minutes. Pet parents often mistake separation anxiety for disobedience or spite, but dogs are actually distressed and upset because of their parent’s absence.
Lynn is working with a puppy that came in with separation anxiety and fear of just about anything different when away from the house.
First video; Puppy would scream whenever she left her owner.
Second video; Lynn with the puppy after about 20 minutes of working to build her confidence.