While separation anxiety is a well known behaviour trait in dogs, over dependence was something I’d never heard of until I sought professional help recently for Frankie’s lockdown issues. We’d been invited to our friends’ wedding and needed to be dog-free for two days. So I messaged Freya’s carer, who we hadn’t seen for nearly
Tip Ten From the Expert: Accepting each otherFrom the series 10 Tips on How to Form a Lifelong Bond with your Dog The good news is that the teenage phase ends, and if you’re lucky it won’t even be much of an issue. As your dog reaches adulthood it’s likely that you will have ironed out any minor
Tip Nine From the Expert: Consistency during those teenage yearsFrom the series 10 Tips on How to Form a Lifelong Bond with your Dog The other thing to think about while your dog is being a nightmare is consistency. The more challenging they are the harder it is – we’re only human and our patience sometimes runs thin.
Tip Eight From the Expert: Tipping the balance in your favourFrom the series 10 Tips on How to Form a Lifelong Bond with your Dog Having waxed lyrical about how incredible dogs are at understanding and loving us, there will inevitably come a time in your young dog’s life when you’re the least of their priorities! You’ll know
So part two on separation anxiety is not the content I’d planned. After writing the first blog, ‘Leaving your puppy home alone – how to prevent separation anxiety‘ I ended with the optimistic words: “At eight months she [Freya] still didn’t like being left home alone, but was able to cope and we had set