How To Stop Separation Anxiety In Your French Bulldog
It is one of the most misunderstood issues with people trying to treat it by approaching it from a human point of view and failing to see the cause. The answer to how to stop separation is simple. Show your French Bulldog that you are the pack leader. Let me explain.
Recognizing that the following behaviors are symptoms is a start. They are as wide ranging as they are distressing for the French Bulldog, but by treating them you are not treating the cause of the problem. First ask yourself the question; does the behavior stop when you return? If so then I suggest that you’re being away is actually connected to the cause.
Let’s take a look at a few of the key symptoms.
- Chewing –releases an endorphin similar to the one released when a human is chewing gum in an attempt to stay calm.
- Barking, whining – this is a call for the owners to return to the pack, similar to if you were to call your children when you can’t find them.
Escaping when you are not there – often very destructive, extreme and sometimes dangerous. Your French Bulldog is looking for you. So many people are told to try and exercise the problem out of their French Bulldog but it will not solve the problem.
- Digging, destruction – this is all connected to stressful and anxious behavior.
- Self-mutilation – excessive, licking and chewing oneself.
Excessive drooling is also a sign of stress. These are signs that are often mistaken for being medical conditions but are all stress related such as Toileting – if your French Bulldog is toilet trained but starts going toilet inside and you think that it is behavioral then it could well be. If it is only occurring when your French Bulldog is away from you then it is very likely connected to your French Bulldog having separation anxiety.
Whilst there are lots of places that you can find advice on how to treat all these symptoms there is only one way to treat the cause of the problem. If you are serious about how to stop separation anxiety then you must become the pack leader.
Separation anxiety is a very straight forward problem that occurs when your French Bulldog believes they are the pack leader and your are their puppy or member of their pack. In the wild French Bulldogs do not wander off out the den on their own and your French Bulldogs separation anxiety will continue until you return to him. Once you show your French Bulldog that you are the pack leader your French Bulldog will be fine with you coming and going as you please.
One of the best places to understand more about establishing yourself as the pack leader is the video based web site The Online French Bulldog Trainer run by professional French Bulldog trainer French Bulldoggy Dan. Understanding the real cause of the problem is the first step, becoming the pack leader is the solution.
If you want to understand more about this topic or see the videos that explain everything then simply take a look at The Online French Bulldog Trainer