Toby, a beautiful puppy, lives with his family in Peru and despises being left alone at home, especially when his father needs to go out for extended periods of time. The dog suffers from separation anxiety and spends much of the day and night on the balcony, peering into the distance and occasionally giving out little cries.
Some dogs may suffer from emotional issues such as separation anxiety; they may want to be near to their loved one 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and if they are forced to be alone for extended periods of time, they may get unhappy and distressed.
These nervous behaviors might range from intermittent howling to clawing and gnawing on items. Dogs suffering from separation anxiety may try to attract your attention in every way possible in order to bring you home with them.
The most hazardous thing is that our dog attempts to flee after feeling lonely at home, and if you live in an apartment, the front door may become slightly damaged. If you live in a house and let your dog in the garden on a regular basis, he may dig a hole in the fence and escape.
In these instances, it is critical to ensure that our dog is in a secure and controlled setting when it must be alone, because its anxiety may cause it to injure itself in its quest to escape.
It is typical for a dog to follow his master about the home when he suspects that he is about to leave, but if he begins to whimper, come and go, or shake for no apparent reason, you most likely have separation anxiety syndrome.
According to Psychologist Rebecca Sargisson in her essay Canine Separation Anxiety:
“Although most dogs develop emotional attachment to their owners, those that suffer from anxiety develop it more than those who do not.”
In Toby’s case, the problem is not as terrible because the dog is never truly alone and is always cared for by someone. His disposition is also fairly peaceful; according to his family, he occasionally howls but never tries to escape, scratch, bite, or engage in any harmful activity.