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Stress & separation anxiety

 

Is your dog chewing when you’re not around?

Stress caused by separation anxiety is one of the most common reasons why a dog seems like he is being destructive and naughty at home.

As soon as your little fella realises you’re about to head out of the door he may get distressed and once you’re gone, he howls, barks, urinates, defecates and chews chews chews! 

He actually chews for comfort, often it’s a cushion or a shoe, simply because it smells of you – believe it or not Fido likes the smell of your cheesy feet!

As tempting as it might be to get upset with him, you should take a moment and think about what is causing this behaviour and how you can help him feel more secure when you are not around.

He thinks you’re not coming back

Your dog may be worried that you won’t be coming back for him, you are his world, his best friend and the thought of being without you really makes him anxious.

 

 

Help him feel more relaxed when you are out

Occupy his time

Give him something to take his mind off the fact that you are not home with him. 

Nylabone will soon have him busy chewing and worrying less about where you are.

Read our recipe ideas that can help make your dog's Nylabone even more appealing and help take the attention off you leaving the house.

Manage the sounds in the house
Don’t make it a big deal that you are leaving

 Find him some company for the lonely times:

 

Make the most of the time you have together and have some fun, check out our playtime article for some great games to play with your dog.