UncategorizedUnderstanding Separation Anxiety in Dogs and How Doggy Daycare Can Help

4 June 2023by frankie0

As a dog trainer at Frankie’s Doggy Daycare, I have seen many cases of separation anxiety in dogs. It’s a common problem that affects many dogs, and it’s important for pet owners to understand what it is and how it can be managed. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what separation anxiety is, how to recognize it, and how doggy daycare can help.

What is Separation Anxiety in Dogs?

Separation anxiety is a behavioral disorder that occurs when dogs become anxious or stressed when they are separated from their owners or family. Dogs with separation anxiety may exhibit a range of behaviors, such as excessive barking or whining, destructive chewing or digging, pacing, and even attempts to escape. These behaviors can be distressing for both the dog and their owner and can sometimes result in damage to the home or injury to the dog.

How to Recognize Separation Anxiety in Dogs

If you suspect that your dog may be suffering from separation anxiety, there are a few signs to look out for. These include:

  • Destructive behavior: If your dog chews furniture, digs holes in the yard, or tears up household items when you’re away, it could be a sign of separation anxiety.
  • Vocalization: Dogs with separation anxiety may bark, whine, or howl excessively when left alone.
  • House soiling: Some dogs with separation anxiety may urinate or defecate in the house when left alone.
  • Excessive salivation: Dogs with separation anxiety may drool excessively when left alone.
  • Pacing or restlessness: If your dog seems agitated or restless when you’re getting ready to leave, or when you’re gone, it could be a sign of separation anxiety.
How Doggy Daycare Can Help

Doggy daycare can be an effective solution for dogs with separation anxiety. Here’s how:

  1. Socialisation: Doggy daycare provides a structured and safe environment for dogs to socialize with other dogs and people. This can help reduce anxiety and improve overall behavior.
  2. Exercise: Dogs with separation anxiety can benefit from regular exercise, which can help reduce stress and anxiety. At doggy daycare, your dog will have access to plenty of exercise and playtime.
  3. Professional Supervision: At doggy daycare, your dog will be supervised by trained professionals who can help manage their behavior and provide a safe environment. This can give you peace of mind knowing that your dog is in good hands.
  4. Routine: Dogs with separation anxiety often benefit from a routine. Doggy daycare can provide a consistent schedule of activities and interactions, which can help reduce stress and anxiety.
  5. Mental Stimulation: Dogs with separation anxiety may benefit from mental stimulation to keep their minds occupied. At doggy daycare, your dog will have access to games, toys, and other activities that can provide mental stimulation.


Separation anxiety can be a challenging issue for dogs and their owners. However, with proper management and support, it’s possible to reduce the impact of separation anxiety on your dog’s life. Frankies Doggy Daycare can be a valuable resource for managing separation anxiety in dogs. If you’re concerned about your dog’s behavior when you’re away, consider contacting Frankies Doggy Ddaycare to see how we can help.

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