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7 Unexpected Reasons Your Dog Might Have Anxiety

Wondering why your dog's been chewing the furniture, barking, or going potty in the house recently?

2. A family member has left
2. A family member has left
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Separation anxiety is real for kids and dogs alike. Your dog's anxiety could be sparked by something as small as a family member being out of sight, or as monumental as a kid moving out of the house—and you could see it play out in a variety of ways. To fix it, you'll want to make your dog as comfortable as possible while you're out.

Go on extra-long walks (which will tire him out for when he's home alone), leave a toy to entertain him while you're gone, and consider a training class to build up his confidence.



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