What shouldn’t you do?
There are some things that don’t work for separation anxiety, including:
- punishing your pet – this will only make them more anxious
- getting another dog – although it might seem like a good idea to give them company, it may not make a difference as separation anxiety is caused by being away from you
- obedience training – separation anxiety isn’t ‘bad behaviour’, so although training is always a good idea, it won’t make a difference.