Separation anxiety is a common but serious problem for many dogs and their owners.
A dog that at first seems just a bit overeager to see you or is excessively affectionate can develop separation anxiety under the right circumstances.
Common behaviors in a dog with separation anxiety include:
- A need to be in the same room you're in, within a few feet of you
- Frenzied greetings, whether you've been out of his sight five minutes or five hours
- A noticeable mood change when he senses you're preparing to leave the house
- Doing things while you're gone he doesn't do in your presence