1.Leaving them alone for a long time
Separation anxiety or stress is very common in young dogs that are not yet used to being left alone. Very old dogs are also affected by separation anxiety because they lose their normal ability to take care of themselves. It manifests itself with destructive behavior, persistent barking, or howling when you go out or come back. Some dogs might even poop inside the house.
For them to get used to it, it’s recommended not to leave the pet alone for more than 6 to 8 hours. Before leaving, you should secure the doors and windows to prevent an escape, see that they have enough water and food available, and leave toys to entertain themselves with. Also, before leaving, you should ignore them for about 20 minutes. Do the same thing when you come back and don’t greet or pet the dog until they’ve calmed down. Then you can both spend some quality time together.
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