Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi Kasandra, dont stress or it will impact on the dog. He is starting to throw other behaviours to get attention, you do need to get somebody in to help you so it doesnt get worse and do consider the TTouch as well. This wonderful modality goes such a long way to help a dog cope. The trouble with seperation anxiety and the reason why i say it is so hard to sort out, is that the owner has to slowly and consistently build up the time period the dog is alone to build his confidence, it cant be done in bits and pieces, as every time he is alone and cant cope the destructive behaviour will be reinforced and can get worse. The more you stress, the more the dog will pick up it and react. Kasandra, will do all i can to help but you do need to get in a professional, a forum such as this is just the way to go, you needs hands on help and a bunch of modifications to be brought in, possibly the Good Beh Pheromone Collar and your vet may consider putting him on medication for a short term period while the changes are being brought in. Google animal behaviour consultant and then find somebody in your area and have a look at the TTouch site as well. Good luck, Thanks Scotty
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