Polish Lowland Sheepdog - pons - pon the dog
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Your PON's Separation Anxiety
Coping with your PON's separation anxiety is a process or development, similar to other types of training, and it takes time, patience and repetition to be totally successful. Studies have found that there are steps one can take to lessen separation anxiety and to prevent your PON's frustrated behavior from spiraling out of control during your absence.
First, help prepare your PON for your departure. Lots of owners have a
tendency to lavish attention on their PON before leaving the house. Some
may excessively play with their PON or offer treats to make up for their
absence. Although well intended, this only makes the owner's departure
even more worrisome for the family PON. Although an owner may wish
to spend extra time with the PON before leaving , the best advice is to
decrease your interaction with him/her. Such an approach will decrease
your PON's level of intense anxiety.