Dog Training World Forums Behavior Problems Dog Anxiety ways to lower anxiety Re: ways to lower anxiety

  • Michael D’Abruzzo

    May 8, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Well definitely can’t do brain surgery on them. lol! But, also never met one that you can’t make settle (outside of an obviously stressful environment) if you are present to guide them and did all below the triangle. We have a wheaton terrier at the kennel like this now. If she is in her kennel by herself and their is activity within her sight she paces, barks, etc.. But, we can take her out and I can teach a class with her in a place next to me and she is fine if she is “in command”. Most the time it is just finding the right management plan of giving the dog something to do when you are present and tiring them out before you leave them alone and putting them in a non-stimulating environment with something to suck or chew on.

    Do you have a SPECIFIC case you are working on like this? I’d love to troubleshoot it with you. If there is a dog that is basically suffering from anxiety beyond a training and management plan, that is where I would call it a medical issue and suggest drugs to take the edge off.