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Features January 2020 Issue

Four Steps to Relieving Separation Anxiety

They don’t bite the stuffing out of furniture to get back at you when you leave. They do it because they’re scared out of their wits.

Four Steps to Relieving Separation Anxiety

With patience and proper training, your dog can learn to be okay in your absence.

Owners don’t see separation anxiety in action. After all, they’re not home when a dog panics over being alone. But they sure see its aftermath — the destruction of household objects, elimination in inappropriate places, escape attempts that lead to broken teeth and nails, and neighbors who complain about excessive barking in their absence.

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