There is no definite evidence showing precisely why dogs develop separation anxiety. However, because dogs who have been adopted from shelters have this behavior problem than those who grew by a single family since puppyhood. it is considered that loss of a significant person or people in a dog’s life can trigger to separation anxiety.
Common Symptoms of Separation Anxiety
Excessive Barking: Some dogs might bark or howl when separated from his guardian. This kind of barking or howling is tenacious and doesn’t seem to be elicited by anything except being left alone.
Defecating and Urinating
Most dogs defecate and urinate when separated from their guardian. If a dog defecates or urinates in the existence of his guardian, his home soiling perhaps isn’t caused by separation anxiety.
A lot of dogs with separation anxiety might try to escape from an area where he was left by his guardian. The dog might shoot to dig and chew through windows or doors, which could cause in self-injury, such as cut and scraped front paws, broken teeth, and damaged nails. Again, this behavior doesn’t occur when his guardian is present.
Chewing, Digging and Destruction
A dog with separation anxiety chew on objects, window sills or door frames, destroy household objects and dig at doors and doorways when left alone from their guardians. These activities can result in self-injury, cut and scraped paws, such as broken teeth and damaged nails. If your dog is chewing, digging and destruction this can be a caused by separation anxiety, they don’t generally occur in his guardian’s existence.
Some dogs walk or trot along a definite trail in a fixed pattern when left alone or separated from their guardian. Some pacing dogs walk back and forth in straight lines while others move around in circular patterns. If a dog’s pacing behavior is caused by separation anxiety, it usually doesn’t happen when his guardian is present.
Some dogs defecate and then ate all or some of their excrement when they are left or separated from his guardians. If the dog eats excrement because of separation anxiety, he possibly doesn’t do that behavior in the existence of his guardian.