You've met my fosters. Now I want to discuss separation anxiety. Separation anxiety is a behavioral issue caused by many factors. Some signs of separation anxiety are urinating, defecating, panting, pacing, destruction and vocalization. A dog may be fine when you're home but when you leave them alone separation anxiety sets in. The dog is not misbehaving it is distressed and suffering.
There are options for dealing with the anxiety whether its behavior modification or medication.
As a foster of rescue dogs separation anxiety can definitely be an issue. Fosters work to desensitize and counter condition these dogs. We offer a stable environment so they feel safe and secure.
Unfortunately severe separation anxiety issues can be above our pay grade🤣🤣 That is where specialized trainers come in.
The point I'm making is don't give up on your dog if it suffers from separation anxiety. Yes it is a struggle but there is help.
Jade suffers from anxiety when I leave her. Sometimes I would simply go outside and she panicked. Jades anxiety has been lessened through desensitization and implementing a regular routine. She progressively is getting better. She has learned I'm not abandoning her and I'll be home.
I am most certainly not a behaviorist or specialist on the issue but I continue to read and learn to help these dogs transition into a permanent, loving home.
“It’s day 15 of the Chinese New Year, it’s the Chinese Valentine’s Day 💕, known as the Lantern Festival.
In the old days, on lantern festival night, young people would chaperoned in the streets in hopes of finding love. The brightest lanterns were symbolic of good luck and hope.
Happy Lantern Festival! ❤️❤️” Whisper, Jessie and Gus
“More #snowdrops 🥰 at #welfordpark.
You can come to see snowdrops from February to 3 March.
Although many people come to see the snowdrops, the staff here are super organised.
It is such an enjoyable experience. 🤗“ Jessie
We welcomed @battersea to our Tottenham Court Road Store last week. Some of London's loneliest dogs were paired with potential new owners and received some much-needed love and affection. You can find out more about rehoming at the link in our bio #WhereDesignLives
I haven't posted for a few days as I've been settling in to my new life and have also been a little bit poorly. Mummy and Daddy were worried about me earlier in the week as I had developed kennel cough from when I'd been at the rescue kennels @battersea. Mummy took me back to see the Battersea vet who said I just need to let the virus take its course. She said other than the kennel cough, I'm looking much healthier than when I'd been brought in to them by the dog warden when he found me on the streets in January.... obviously family life suits me!! 🐶