20 Apr Body language: The key to SA
Sometimes the solution lies in the subtleties. And this is one of those times. Dogs communicate with us all the time, 24/7, and learning to understand what they are trying to tell us is key to help them overcome separation anxiety.
Waiting until they display overt signs of distress won’t help us succeed, because by doing that we would be exposing our dog to his phobia at an intensity that he can’t longer cope with. That’s why learning to read our dog’s body language and the more subtle signs can helps us to determine how he is doing, how far we can go, and when we should stop or make things easier.
That will allow our separation anxiety training to be more proactive and ultimately more successful.