Separation Anxiety

Why Can’t My Dog Be Without Me?

“Why can’t my dog be without me?” What exactly is making your dog so clingy? Is there something wrong with them or the way you’ve been raising them? Well, don’t worry, because these are all actually very common questions to be having about your dog, so there are also quite well-known answers to them too.

Most importantly, there are also proven solutions for how to address them all including the one you’re probably most interested in: how to get your dog to be able to be without you! So keep reading, because in this article we’re going to fill you in on absolutely everything you could ever wish to know about the issue of “why does my dog want to be with me all the time?”

How to Get Your Dog to Be Able to Be Without You

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To get your dog to be able to be without you, you need to immediately address their issues with fear and anxiety. At the moment, your dog gets incredibly worried anytime you’re not around which is why they feel the need to be clinging to you as much as possible. Left untreated, things will only get worse.

But you can quickly end all of these, give your dog the confidence to be alone, and give yourself some space, by handling things through behavioral training.

Start by thinking about what really makes dogs tick in the first place. You’ve probably heard before that all dogs are pack animals, and that in every pack there is a pack leader. Right now, your dog is not seeing you as capable of handling this job — which makes them very stressed and anxious because after all, who’s going to protect them then?

Show your dog not only that you are their pack leader — but that you’re up to the job –and you’ll instantly rid them of all those stressful thoughts they’ve been carrying around 24/7. Other related behavioral problems you’ve been having (or will be soon) will also go away. All that sounds great, right?

“Of course it does, but how do I do that?”

Don’t worry, because it’s actually quite simple. I’d recommend watching an excellent free video series that’s on just this subject — how to be your dog’s pack leader — by a renowned trainer named Dan. In it, he explains everything in ways that are very easy to understand and teach to your own dog, and he gets right to the point so that you’ll start seeing results in a hurry.

Start watching Dan’s free training series now by clicking here. And if you’re worried about having to be mean, don’t! He loves dogs just as much as we do, so he (of course) only uses training methods that are 100% humane and loving at all times. You won’t even have to raise your voice.

What Is It Called When Your Dog Can’t Be Without You?

When your dog can’t be without you, it’s called “separation anxiety.” Dogs suffering from this will do things like following their owners around like they’re obsessed, having accidents in the house, whining or crying for no reason, and even exhibiting destructive behaviors like chewing on furniture or digging holes in the yard.

Why Does My Dog Not Want to Leave Me Alone?

Your dog does not want to leave you alone due to separation anxiety, which is rooted in issues dealing with fear and stress. Your dog is scared of losing you because they feel like they are unable to handle things without you right by their side. They get extremely worried anytime you’re not around.

Go back to the first section to learn how to help them through this.

Can a Dog Be Too Attached to Its Owner?

A dog can be too attached to its owners. This can actually lead to some pretty serious problems like the ones we listed earlier such as excessive clinginess, whining and barking, destructive behaviors, and so on. If your dog is exhibiting any of these signs then it’s definitely time to start working on helping them to overcome their separation anxiety.

The good news is that with a little bit of patience and guidance through behavioral training, most dogs will be able to overcome their anxiety and be able to be without their owner for extended periods of time. You’ll also end all of the related problems you’ve been having, or will be soon. We covered how to do this in the first section.

Is There a Medication for Dogs with Separation Anxiety?

There are medications for dogs with separation anxiety though studies have shown them to have very poor results. One such research project found behavioral training to be much more effective at treating separation anxiety in dogs. The medication also had the unwanted side effects of making the dogs not want to be around their owners, and a general loss of energy.

I’m sure you’re looking forward to seeing these changes in your dog, so I’ll let you get started on things. Hopefully, you’ve learned everything you needed to know about your question “why can’t my dog be without me?” Best of luck with everything!