When someone gets a new dog, they focus only on house training such as sit, stay and lie down but often forgets to train their dog to be okay when left alone. To avoid separation anxiety, proactive training is always the best choice.However, situations are not always the same and dogs may develop separation anxiety for various other reasons. One of the common reasons dogs suffer from separation anxiety is when they’re abandoned. Moreover, the dogs that were previously abandoned are more likely to suffer from separation anxiety in their new home as well, until they become confident. Today, we’ll be discussing some different ways of Dog Training For Separation Anxiety.What Is Separation Anxiety?Just like humans, separation anxiety in dogs causes stress, confusion and tension. Separation anxiety occurs when a dog is either insecure of being left alone or is separated from their human. Separation anxiety’s symptoms include:Drooling or panting: If your dog is experiencing extreme anxiety, they may pant or drool excessively.Crying, barking or whining: Your dog will be crying, barking or howling persistently when separated from their beloved ones.Destructive behavior: Dogs suffering with severe separation anxiety will either dig or chew on furniture, doors, window sills and other accessible objects.Escaping: Some dogs will try to flee their home, yard or crate in order to find their human.Stress colitis: Dogs experiencing prolonged stress from separation anxiety may even start to suffer from colitis. Colitis is an inflammation in the large intestine resulting in diarrhea. How to Train A Dog Suffering From Separation AnxietyThere are some ways in which you could make your dog suffer less from separation anxiety such as:Firstly, you should properly exercise your dog before leaving the house. What we mean is, dogs who are full of energy will suffer more than the dog whose energy is drained. A tired dog would prefer to sleep and not weep.Secondly, try to tame your feelings. As dogs pick up on your feelings and energy. So, make sure to stay calm and confident when you leave your dog. Do not go through a big goodbye routine and when you come back, keep that calm energy. This will teach your furry friend that leaving and returning is not a big deal.Start with baby steps such as teaching your dog to be comfortable staying behind when you leave a room. Put your dog on a focal point such as a bed, mat or table and leave the room, then come back and don’t forget to give a reward. Also, never call your dog off the focal point. Instead, use a release command and with time build on this exercise with greater distance and duration. Note: The focal point is not where your dog will stay in your absence.You are just teaching your dog to be calm and confident while being away from you. Often, you unintentionally trigger separation anxiety in your dog either by not training them to be alone or creating too much negative energy when leaving.But the great news is that many dogs can even overcome separation anxiety with training.However, if your dog has a severe case of separation anxiety, it is best if you seek the professional help of a veterinarian to aid your dog. If you have any query regarding your pup, feel free to drop it in the comment section!!!