Every once and a while, a case comes along and I really have to think about the plan I’m going to go with, and today, that was Ozzy the Golden Retriever.
Ozzy is a lovely golden retriever I’ve worked with quite a bit to resolve quite a few issues, from running after dogs to pulling on the lead. Now though, he’s started barking when left alone. There are no obvious signs of separation anxiety or frustration, but every 45 minutes or so, he starts to bark just to see if anyone is around. There’s a little anxiety, but he copes with it easily, there are no triggers, he just now and again will bark for a while, which has led to neighbours complaining.
I don’t think Ozzy really relaxes while he’s alone, he clearly fights sleep when we watched him on the camera. So this is where we need to start.
We will teach him to truly relax, then stay relaxed while his owners leave the home.
I think that should solve it!
There were a lot of different options here, but from a welfare point of view, this is the best and will get the best, long-term results!
Ozzy and his family are great and they will overcome this in no time!
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