You can't drive down the street without seeing some jogger running with his dog at his heel.
Not every aspect of dog owning is good though, and dog owners may be afflicted by a disorder or disease the dog catches or has to go through.
If you've never heard of dog behavior separation anxiety, you may want to research it if you have a dog or before you get one, because it can be a very negative thing for you and your pooch to experience.
Separation anxiety is expressed by a dog in a number of different ways.
The main cause of separation anxiety within dogs is because they're left alone and they get lonely.
Some may bark constantly, whine a lot, moan, whimper, and might even destroy some of your property if you're not careful.
These symptoms are caused because people have to go to work and school and leave their dog outside or in the home all by itself.
These things may be annoying to you.
If you come home and your furniture is destroyed, remember that it could be your dog going through separation anxiety, and he needs your love right now, not anger.
So even if you can't help it and it's what you've always done, try not to yell at the poor dog.
He was only doing what comes natural to him and the trauma of being left alone is still affecting him.
Separation anxiety is caused by stress and getting angry and yelling over something that the dog can't help will only backfire in the end.
This may sound cruel, but if you want to cure your dog of his separation anxiety behavior, you need to show him that being separated from you is not detrimental to his person and that you're not going to feed into his whining and crying.
A method that a lot of dog trainers will use is to put their mutt in a cage and sit there until it starts panicking again.
If the dog cries, whimpers, begs, and pleads to be near you, make sure he realizes that he will not be let out.
Eventually he'll notice that his begging does nothing to change his situation, and he'll stop.
These are just a few ways you can correct your dog's behavioral separation anxiety.
Your dogs, believe it or not, thrive on your approval and love, and when a young or newly purchased dog is distant from his new owner, he goes a little stir crazy.
It's the same for just about any dog of any breed, so you'll need to be there for it and use the methods I explained in this article to cure it of it's separation anxiety.