Separation Anxiety

 

Puppies being separated from their moms too early in life and then put in cages could very easily develop feelings of anxiety and stress later on in life. At best, 10-15% of puppies will suffer some separation anxiety regardless of their nurturing because of their natural instincts to want to be part of a pack. Most dogs, unless there is a traumatic experience somewhere along the way, will learn to stay alone during the day after a couple weeks. Supplying plenty of play toys, leaving the TV or radio on, and spending quality time with them when you are home will be loads of help.