Q Our six-year-old Portuguese water dog has started to become very destructive when we go out, especially at night. He empties trash cans, goes into closets and tears up shoe boxes, walks over to my bedside… Read More
You return from work and find your dog has recently chewed through the screen on your patio door. Your neighbor also reports that your dog has been howling and barking all day while you were gone. Are these scenarios familiar? If so, your dog may be suffering from separation anxiety. While issues with separation can rear their head any time of year, with summer vacations on the calendar, you might find your return to work after an extended time home to be particularly traumatic for your pet. If your dog is exhibiting signs of separation anxiety, there are things you can do to help make this situation less stressful!