Separation Anxiety in Maltipoos (Causes and How To Treat)

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Separation anxiety can be a common and difficult issue to navigate when it comes to caring for your furry companion. If you’re a fur parent of the affectionate and often energetic Maltipoo breed, then you may have already encountered separation anxiety in your pup. 


This highly intelligent breed is known for its loving personality and eagerness to please, two qualities that can make managing an anxious pet especially tricky. 


But don’t give up hope just yet! In this blog post, we will explore the causes of separation anxiety in Maltipoos as well as ways to effectively manage and treat such behaviors.

How do you help a Maltipoo with separation anxiety?

Separation anxiety can be difficult to deal with, especially for small dogs like Maltipoos. With the right kind of help, however, this anxiety can be managed effectively. 


First and foremost, it’s important to create an environment that is as comforting and stress-free as possible while the pet is left alone. Start by offering plenty of praise and treats when leaving and returning home so the pet feels rewarded for being brave while alone. 


Additionally, try adding music or even providing a TV playing low volume in the background to ease any anxieties they may have while you are away. Exercise can also do wonders for pets suffering from separation anxiety to release energy during their time alone – take them out for a walk or take them to the dog park several times a week! 


Lastly, providing your pet with comfort items such as stuffed animals or blankets can give them something reassuringly familiar when you’re not there. With patience and dedication, you can work on helping your Maltipoo overcome their separation anxieties!

How do I stop dog from having separation anxiety?

Separation anxiety in dogs can be an incredibly difficult issue to deal with, but there are various steps you can take to help your dog cope with being away from you. 


Firstly, it’s important to make each goodbye and departure a calm and relaxed event; spend a few minutes petting them before going and providing words of reassurance. Secondly, providing mental stimulation during the day is another great way of calming your dog’s nerves while they are alone; leave behind objects such as toys filled with treats or puzzle toys which will encourage their minds to stay focused.


Lastly, when you return home it’s important not to make a big fuss over them if they have been anxious; instead, offer them some treats and settle down for some quiet cuddle time so that your pup can feel comfortable without too much hyperactivity. With patience and these small changes implemented into everyday life, we can help our furry friends who experience separation anxiety.

How can I treat dogs’ separation anxiety naturally?

Dog separation anxiety can leave our four-legged friends feeling anxious and stressed when we leave the home. Fortunately, there are some natural methods that owners can use to help calm their pets and ease any discomfort they may have from being away from us. 


The most important step is to create a positive association with the times we leave home — by doing simple things like giving them treats or a toy before we depart or providing calming music for our pets when left alone. 


Additionally, owners should make sure to not make a big deal out of leaving, so as not to further stress their beloved dog. Lastly, owners may want to consider getting another pet as a companion when they need to be away; this can distract Fido and give him company while we are gone. 


It’s important to remember that all dogs crave companionship, so providing socialization during the times we can’t around help Fido feel safe and secure while we’re away.

What triggers separation anxiety in dogs?

Separation anxiety in dogs is a very common issue and can cause them to become very upset when left alone. It is triggered by different things depending on the individual dog, but there are some common known triggers. 


These can include changes in routine, such as returning from vacation or a family member leaving the home. Exposure to loud noises like thunderstorms or fireworks can also induce feelings of stress and fear that lead to separation anxiety. 


When considering causes, it’s important to remember that separation anxiety can also arise from smaller environmental changes since habits of regular interaction can spiral into feelings of distress during a period of isolation. For example, if outdoor playtime is suddenly absent for two days straight, it may cause a heightened reaction to their next period away.

How long does separation anxiety last in dogs?

Separation anxiety in dogs is something that affects many pup owners. Although it can occur at any age, it’s most common with puppies up to 6 months old. 


Signs of separation anxiety in dogs are barking and howling when the owner is away, destruction or chewing of furniture or items around the house, eliminating indoors out of fear or sadness, and showing signs of depression such as lack of energy.


Thankfully, there are treatments available to help your pup learn to cope with being alone. While some cases take just a few weeks to resolve with proper care and exercise, severe cases may require professional intervention before your pup can be comfortably left alone for longer periods. 


With dedication and patience on your part, you can help your dog manage their anxiety and return to a happy life when you’re apart!

It’s A Wrap

Separation anxiety can be a real challenge to deal with in Maltipoos, but with patience and a few simple changes, it is possible to help your pup through the process. Be sure to create a consistent routine with them, and make sure they are getting adequate exercise and mental stimulation. 


You could also try relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and positive reinforcement when returning each time. 


Lastly, if the issue persists or increases, it might be worthwhile to consider speaking to a professional animal behaviorist for more tips on how best to manage separation anxiety in your Maltipoo. Every pup has different needs and methods that work for them.  


With the extra TLC, you will soon have a happy dog who no longer suffers from separation anxiety!


Caroline Watson

Caroline Watson

Hi, my name is Caroline Watson, and Maltese poodles have been in my family for generations. They are part of the family lineage and go everywhere with us. They are the most comfortable dogs in the world!
When I said we’re taking them everywhere, I meant it. We take them everywhere – from camping trips to family dinners.

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