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5 Common Causes of Anxiety Dogs
Your dog might be acting anxious. What is anxiety like in dogs? Is it separation anxiety, or is it something different? There are many possible causes of anxiety in canines. This article will give you a better understanding of what might be causing your dog's anxiety. This blog post provides helpful tips to aid dogs suffering from anxiety. Here is some more separation anxiety in dogs info.

Dogs Anxiety: The Causes
There are a variety of causes for dog anxiety, but here are five of the most commonly reported:
Being Left Alone
Dogs love being part of a family. Dogs are drawn to being part of the pack and can become anxious if they are separated from their owners or with other members. To soothe them, separation anxiety can cause destructive behaviors in dogs.
You may suffer from separation anxiety if are experiencing the following symptoms:
Peeing in the home when separation anxiety is present
Move to bark or howl incessantly.
Escape from the your home by digging through fences, jumping over gates, chewing on the walls and doors and more...
-Chewing items such as shoes, furniture, clothing. This is a method for dogs to relax themselves.

Tip:
Be sure that your pet has a place to go when you're away. This can help reduce separation anxiety. Your dog will feel more secure when they are left alone by creating a space that resembles a den with comfortable bedding.
A chew toy that is stuffed with food is another possibility. But, it should not contain any ingredients that could cause your pet to choke or harm your pet's throat.

  

Loud Noise
Dogs may be sensitive to loud sounds, particularly if they are not used to them before.
Common loud noises that can create anxiety in dogs are:
- Fireworks
- Thunderstorms
- Sirens
Construction
An additional note: Other loud noises, like squeaky toys that make noises or dog collars, can create anxiety in dogs.
Training is an option to prevent or reduce anxiety in dogs suffering from anxiety due to loud noises.

Tip:
A great way to help your dog with noise anxiety is to introduce them to loud sounds in a positive manner. You can record recordings of fireworks or thunderstorms and then combine these sounds with something relaxing, such as treats or toys that they enjoy.
Anxiety wraps for dogs can be used. They work in the same way as diapers used by babies when they are unhappy. It applies gentle pressure that helps to calm anxiety.

Changes in the environment at home
Dogs like routine and habits. They like to know what they are expected to do, what they should do to please their pack members and where they "fit" in the household unit.
Here are some things that could cause stress in your dog.
Moving into a new residence or taking your family along with you as your move to a new home
Removal of a family member (or packmate) from the home. death, divorce)
A new addition to the family: a child pet, a baby, etc.
Changes to your work schedule (i.e. that you are working at home now, as opposed to. earlier working from outside the home)
Changes in routines can cause anxiety in dogs. Dogs can feel stressed due to shifts in routine. Training and creating new routines in the home will aid in reducing anxiety.

Tip:
Wraps of anxiety for dogs that have lost an animal friend or family member can be helpful.
Include new family members in the dog's education to show them how to behave in their presence. Also, ensure that the new member of your family is a positive one with positive reinforcements, such as rewards and praise.

Strangers
Dogs are naturally cautious of strangers, if there's an unidentified person around it, it can trigger anxiety in your dog.
This situation could indicate anxiety signs such as:
Do not be loud, yell or shout at anyone who is approaching you, your home or family members out walking
When guests arrive to eat or visit, make sure you place them behind furniture or under the beds.
- Scratching at doors, walls or windows to escape from people they are not familiar with.
If your dog's anxiety is triggered due to the presence of new individuals, start training your dog in how to behave around strangers.
Through time and repetition, this will help your dog to feel more comfortable when they meet strangers or having visitors to your home. This will decrease their anxiety.

Tip:
Introduce your pet to people gradually can aid in making them more comfortable with strangers. For example, you can request that the person lay on the floor and eat treats, and then give your dog some space to eat them. Gradually, you can have the person chair sit closer and closer to your dog, eventually allowing them access to one another.

Cars
It is possible for dogs to get anxious when they ride in cars, particularly if the dog has never been in a car before.
The signs that can indicate that anxiety in dogs is caused by car rides can include:
- Whining, barking, or snorting while in the vehicle
Shaking, shaking or trembling in the vehicle
- To hide behind/underside of the seats as you try to get out of the vehicle

Tip:
The gradual exposure of your dog to vehicles and on rides is a good way to start getting your dog used to driving.
You should give your dog a treat when your dog is in a calm manner in cars.
It will enable them to feel more comfortable with the car, and ultimately ride in the car without anxiety problems!

  

Conclusion
This means that dogs' anxiety could be caused by a variety of ways, however with practice and consistency your dog will get more comfortable with these triggers.
Start by desensitizing them slowly to the trigger (i.e. car rides) before introducing new people or environments to their lives if they are experiencing anxiety.
If you can work on anxiety by working with your dog, you'll start to see them feel more relaxed and less anxious!
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