So my first video explored exactly what separation anxiety is and how to spot the signs of separation anxiety. This second video focuses on the first steps you can take to help prevent and treat this behavioural issue – effectively exercising your dog prior to leaving them.
Reducing your dog’s overall energy prior to leaving them can, in turn, help to reduce anxious energy. Just like us humans, exercise can be de-stressing and help us to maintain good mental well-being. The same is true for your dog. Furthermore, a well exercised dog is more inclined to rest and sleep in your absence rather than worry about your where abouts.
In this video I explore why exercise is important and offer four ways that you can effectively exercise your dog prior to leaving them in order to help to prevent separation anxiety. If your dog is experiencing separation anxiety already, you can also use these tips prior to carrying out the exercises explained in video three and four of this series (soon to follow!)
Don’t forget to hit subscribe on my YouTube channel so that you can refer back to the series when you need to. And of course let me know if you give the training exercises a go.
Disclaimer: All training is attempted at the owner’s risk and Adem Fehmi accepts no liability for any injuries to pets or owners sustained during training. If your dog is showing signs of a behavioural issue please seek professional advice.