Sunday, February 11, 2007
This is what separation anxiety looks like
Recently it has come to my attention that most people don't know what separation anxiety really is--including many people who work with animals. This video is a good example, and yet, it is actually fairly mild compared to some dogs I know...
Of course, all dogs would rather not be left alone. But for some it goes into an intense, hysterical reaction--as you'll see in the video.
For a while, my dog Brando would become hysterical if I even just went into the bathroom. He still cries sometimes when I go into another room.
"That's not normal," an animal "expert" recently told when I described some of the typical behavior of a dog with chronic separation anxiety. No, it is not.
(This video is not of one of my dogs.)