National Train Your Pet Month: Anxiety Control Training

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (www.apdt.com) is thrilled to announce the 4th Annual National Train Your Dog Month 2013. It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks. Proper training builds a better the line of communication between us and our pets. One of the greatest joys of dog ownership is the tight bond we experience and encourage with our dogs.

However, if your dog becomes too reliant or dependent on you, dog separation anxiety can occur when you and your dog are apart. This results in behavior that owners won’t put up with, leading to failed adoptions. Poorly behaved, untrained dogs are brought to shelters or given away to a new home because of behavior problems, problems that can nearly always be
eliminated with training.

Anxiety in dogs can be easily confused for bad behavior such as excessive barking, howling, whining, yelping or crying. Though you may feel the need to reprimand or correct your dog’s behavioral problems with training you should know that your dog may be suffering from anxiety or dog separation anxiety.

Medications such as Fluoxetine are used in the treatment of separation anxiety. This medication affects the chemicals in the brain that cause depression, panic and anxiety helping aid the problem.

Other non-sedating medication effective in treating anxiety is Clomicalm helping reduce symptoms associated with separation anxiety, excessive barking and destructive behavior. Reconcile is another highly recommended flavored chewable medication that can be given to dogs and puppies 8 weeks or older. This is a highly effective medication that helps reduce the frequency and severity of anxiety symptoms.

Homeopet anxiety relief is a natural homeopathic liquid given to your pet to promote calmness. It aids anxiety in dogs, such as dog separation anxiety, travel, loud noises, veterinarian or groomer visits, or any other stressful situation. Homeopet anxiety is also used as an anti anxiety for cats.

Anxiety is unlikely to go away if untreated and may in fact intensify but by investing some time and patience and applying the appropriate medication treatment as directed by your veterinarian you may very well be on your way in curing your dog’s separation anxiety.

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