Dogs are truly man’s best friend and are loving companions, but this also means that when dog owners have to leave the house, their fur babies might experience isolation and separation anxiety. Now that people are going out and working on site again, this can be quite a shock to dogs that got used to their owners being constantly around during the lockdown.
But fret not, fur parents. Canine Path Dog Training offers isolation and separation anxiety, with our team of West Los Angeles dog trainers providing desensitization and counter-conditioning programs to put your fur baby at ease.
Dog Training to Address Isolation and Separation Anxiety in Dogs
Isolation anxiety is when dogs exhibit anxiety or stress-related behavior when separated from people or other animals. For example, if the dog is alone at home, it will scratch or lick itself to calm down, to the extent that it will get rashes.
On the other hand, separation anxiety is when dogs exhibit anxiety or stress-related behaviors when separated from a particular person or pet. This occurs when dogs become very attached to individuals.
Dogs experiencing anxiety or stress-related behaviors will bark, howl and even destroy surrounding objects and try to escape. Canine Path’s certified dog trainers in Los Angeles have worked with many dogs suffering from isolation and separation anxiety.
After the disorder has been diagnosed by veterinarians, Canine Path puppy and dog trainers will work with the vets to develop a training and behavior modification plan. Our trainers can visit your home, assess your dog and implement the training and behavior modification protocols. Owners will need to implement training and behavior modification as well, to continue to reinforce the training with their dogs, teaching them to relax and become calm.
Solutions for these conditions include desensitization and counter-conditioning. Desensitization is the controlled exposure to the stimulus that causes the fearful or anxious response in a way that reduces their undesirable responses. Counter-conditioning involves training the dog to perform positive behavior instead of negative behavior, which will be used to pre-empt its fears or phobias before they take hold of the dog.
For more information about isolation and separation anxiety training, contact Canine Path.
Reach out to us for a free consultation. We offer dog training services for Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, El Segundo, Playa Del Rey, Marina Del Rey, Gardena, Wilmington, San Pedro, Westchester, Carson, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Marina Del Rey, Playa Vista, Long Beach, Palo Verdes, West Los Angeles, and Culver City.
Canine Path Dog Training
1601 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266