“I think my dog has separation anxiety…”

By |2017-08-29T15:27:08+10:00April 1st, 2017|Separation Anxiety|

Dear Sarah, My dog really stresses when we’re not home. The neighbours say that she barks the whole time we are gone. We think she’s got Separation Anxiety. What can we do? Mitch M   Hi Mitch, Dogs who display signs of anxiety when their humans aren’t home are suffering from something known as Separation Distress. In some cases, there can be a medical cause (so make sure that you get a full health check done by your vet). In other cases, Separation Distress can usually be split into two main categories – Separation Anxiety and anxiety about being alone. [...]

“My dog stresses when we aren’t home. Could she have separation anxiety?”

By |2018-09-21T15:00:24+10:00March 5th, 2017|Barking, Separation Anxiety|

Dear Sarah, My dog really stresses when we’re not home. The neighbours say that she barks the whole time we are gone. We think she’s got Separation Anxiety. What can we do? Mitch M Hi Mitch, Dogs who display signs of anxiety when their humans aren’t home are suffering from something known as Separation Distress. In some cases, there can be a medical cause (so make sure that you get a full health check done by your vet). In other cases, Separation Distress can usually be split into two main categories – Separation Anxiety and anxiety about being alone. [...]

“The neigbour’s dog barks all the time. Is there anything we can do?”

By |2018-09-21T11:25:02+10:00December 27th, 2015|Barking, Boredom, Separation Anxiety|

Dear Sarah, We have a dog next door who barks all day when her owners aren’t home. She also barks at us whenever we go out into our backyard. It’s driving us all nuts! What can we do? Sharon N Hi Sharon, Dogs bark for a variety of reasons and barking when owners aren’t home can be indicative of a number of things including boredom, stress or separation anxiety. The very first thing that I would be doing is having a friendly chat to your neighbour. As the barking occurs when they aren’t home, they may not even realise [...]