Maintain a consistent daily routine for your dog. Predictability reduces anxiety, as your pet knows what to expect.
Practice short departures at first and gradually increase the time. This eases your dog into being alone without stress.
Provide interactive toys or puzzles to keep your dog engaged and distracted during your absence.
Help your dog get used to your departure cues (like grabbing your keys) without actually leaving. This reduces anxiety triggers.
Create a comfortable space for your dog with their favorite toys and blankets. A safe space reduces anxiety.
Give your dog a treat or affection before leaving to create a positive association with your departures.
If separation anxiety persists, consult a professional dog trainer or behaviorist for tailored solutions.