Dogs Today – Dealing with separation anxiety

The phone rang. The voice at the end of the line sounded distressed. “Can you help? My dog is destroying the house. It is costing me a fortune. I think he’s got separation anxiety.” The voice belonged to Nicky Johnson, the owner of Paddy, a typically friendly, boisterous young Labrador. Nicky had bought Paddy at the age of eight weeks and had no big problems with him as a puppy. Housetraining was easy, he did not chew too much, and he was a star at puppy classes. Nicky had a job that allowed her to work from home, so Paddy was not usually left alone for more than three hours each day. When left, he seemed relaxed and contented. All was going well…… here to read the article in full.