Question by  thomas (35)

What can I do about toy poodles and separation anxiety?

My toy poodles seem to have extremely bad separation anxiety.


Answer by  Charlotte32 (214)

Try crate-training your poodles. Some dogs experience less anxiety when they are in a place where they feel safe, such as a puppy crate. Or, use "dry-runs." When you dog is relaxed, go through the motions you usually use when you leave the house. Go outside, but stay there only for 30 seconds or so. Gradually increase your time away.


Answer by  CarrotTail (89)

Confidence building exercises, like agility or obedience classes, can help a whole lot. Also giving the dog something to do while you're gone, like a treat or toy, can help.


Answer by  Deb32 (19)

Before you leave the house, give them a favorite toy, pet them & leave quickly once they get busy. When you return, give them a treat and praise them.


Answer by  debmalewski (1085)

Part of the anxiety can result from our own response to the dogs. Make your exits and returns matter of fact, no big deal. Distract with a treat.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, you have to teach your pet how to stay seperate from you. You have to train him accordingly otherwise their will be anxiety.


Answer by  dblake (96)

I know exactly what to do. First, pet your friend while speaking in a calm and assuring manner. Next, lead him/her to their bed and leave the room for two minutes. Finally, call your therapist for an emergency appointment - and remember what she said about the no-pets policy!

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Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

They probably are just spoiled and well loved. If you cannot take your pet with you somewhere make sure that it is in a comfortable environment. Leave your dog with toys, beds or something that they play with or go to bed with everyday. If it helps you could leave something in the dogs kennel that smells like you.


Answer by  vlad12 (3)

You can spend more time with him, and if u can't then u must by him an new podel, so he has a friend all the time with him.Or u can sell him.

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