Dogs separation anxiety describes a condition in which a dog exhibits distress and behavior problems when separated from its handler. Separation anxiety typically manifests within 30 minutes of departure of the handler. It is not fully understood why some dogs suffer from separation anxiety and others do not. The behavior may be secondary to an underlying medical condition. A visit to the veterinarian is always recommended if a dog's behavior changes suddenly.
Treatment for separation anxiety in dogs
Various techniques have been suggested for helping cope with this problem.
There's even an entire cable channel designed exclusively
for the bored dog left at home. This may sound great if Dog suffers from
In the Us and Israel, Cable channel is offering "Dog TV," a cable-based television channel especially for dogs whose owners are away. The programming, created with the help of dog behavior specialists, is color-adjusted to appeal to dogs, and features 3-6 minute segments designed to relax, to stimulate, and to expose the dog to scenes of everyday life such as doorbells or riding in a vehicle. The channel's proponents have indicated positive reviews from a humane society shelters.
Another technology based solution for calming separation anxious dogs is a software named Digital Dogsitter. The user first records his or her voice to the software. When the dog is alone, the software listens to the dog and analyzes the incoming audio through the computer's microphone. Whenever the dog barks or howls, software plays the owners voice to the dog and the dog stays calm.
Remember always consult with your Vet
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