Separation Anxiety

What is separation anxiety?

Separation anxiety happens when a dog that is very attached to their owner, gets super-stressed when left alone. It’s more than a little whining when you leave or a bit of mischief while you’re out. It’s a serious condition and one of the main reasons owners get frustrated with their dogs and give them up.

Signs of separation anxiety

  • Howling, barking or whining to excess
  • Having indoor ‘accidents’ even after potty training
  • Chewing things up, scratching doors
  • Pacing in an obsessive pattern

How I can help

Dogs, cats and other animals have emotions just like humans. They can feel unloved, unworthy or worthless if you leave them at home for a weekend away. They can also miss their families from which they are taken from at such a young age which can result in trapped emotions. The good news is that animals in general have less emotional baggage than humans so it takes less layers of the onion to remove to see behavioural changes.

The root cause of separation anxiety can be a fear of being alone and the need for their owner to be home to feel secure and safe. Typical trapped emotions I release for anxiety in animals are panic, shock, worthless, unworthy, grief and indecisiveness.

Many owners of pets from rescue centres and other homes have no emotional record of that dogs life. It is through using the Emotion Code that you can map and release what the dog has experienced emotionally through the ages of it’s life prior to your ownership. I call it an emotional clean slate for you and your dog to live a loving, peaceful life together.