Separation Anxiety in Dogs

April 23, 2021
By: Adriana Valle

During COVID-19 lockdowns, people needed comfort and companionship. That led to a big jump in the number of dogs being adopted across the whole State of Connecticut – and the world!

These pups have had the luxury of being with their owners all day, every day within the past year. But now that people are starting to head back to work, most of these poor puppies won’t know how to handle being alone

If that sounds like your dog, keep reading to learn what you can do to help with the transition to the new normal. Today, let’s discuss how you can recognize and address separation anxiety in dogs.

Signs of Separation Anxiety in Dogs

If you come home to ripped sofas or pillows it may mean your dog may be anxious and stressed, therefore suffering from separation anxiety. Here are some of the signs to look out for:

  • Destructive behaviors
  • Inability to settle down
  • Urinating or defecating indoors
  • Loss of appetite
  • Excessive licking or chewing
  • Excessive barking and yowling
  • Attempts to escape
  • Pacing
  • Panting and drooling
  • Licking lips
  • Yawning
  • Tucked Tail
  • Trembling

Addressing Separation Anxiety in Dogs

If your furry friend has separation anxiety, don’t fret.

The best remedy is companionship and exercise

But how can you provide companionship when you aren’t home?

Let Shoreline Happy Paws help you and we can shower your pup with attention and love while you are away when scheduling a visit while you are gone. We can walk your dog at midday hours Monday to Friday – or any hours any days!

Also, exercise works wonders. A tired dog is a happy dog. With SHP’s hikes, your pup will have LOTS of fun outside, learn how to socialize and “be a dog” with other dogs, and they will come home ready to nap until you are home. Exercise goes a long way towards preventing behavioral problems and goes further than a typical dog walk.

In Conclusion

Separation anxiety is an issue that no dog should have to suffer from. Let us help you by making pet parenting easier for you with dog walking and pet sitting at your home.

Are you about to head back to work at the office?

Make sure your dog is well taken care of while you are gone Monday to Friday – or any days of the week.

We offer pet sitting and dog walking services that provide your pup with plenty of attention and exercise when you can’t be home.


By Adriana Valle

Adriana is the owner and Chief Pet-Loving Officer at Shoreline Happy Paws. She has been a Professional Pet Sitter for over 10 years.

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