Separation anxiety is exactly what it sounds like – your dog becomes distressed when you aren’t around.
In her book Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs, Malena DeMartini-Price, CTC, writes, “Separation anxiety in a dog is the equivalent of a full-blown panic attack in a human due to the anxiety and fear of being left alone. The severity of the panic attack each dog manifests and the way it displays may be different, but the physiological basics are the same.”
If you suspect your dog has separation anxiety, you’re not alone. “Separation anxiety affects about 17 percent of the 78 million dogs in the United States, a staggering number by any standards,” says DeMartini-Price. READ MORE