Boston terriers have been understood to develop behavior issues handling separation anxiety. Because they have developed great family bonding and interaction, it is difficult for them to be separated even for a holiday!
So exactly what is separation stress and anxiety?
Separation Anxiety is a stress and anxiety condition identified by a state of severe panic induced from the dog’s separation or detachment from his owners.
So to simply put, when you leave your home, your Terrier launches into a state of worried stress and anxiety which intensifies exceptionally fast.
Boston terriers are social animals and require plenty of companionships and social interaction to keep them delighted and happy. No Boston terrier wants to be left alone for prolonged amounts of time. However, some manage it a lot even worse than others.
The number 1 reason for separation stress and anxiety for Boston Terriers is disregard. If you are gone a lot more than you are there in your dog’s life, separation anxiety is unavoidable. Your Boston needs your friendship, affection, and care to be pleased and satisfied.
Signs of separation anxiety are pretty distinguishing. Your Boston Terrier will typically determine when you are going to leave (he’ll hear your keys jingling, he’ll see you putting on your coat, etc.) and will get nervous. He might follow you from space to space, whining, shaking, and weeping. Some terriers even end up being aggressive attempting to stop their owners from leaving.
As soon as you have left, the distressed behavior will rapidly get worse and typically will peak within a half an hour. The Terrier may bark endlessly, scratch and dig at the windows and doors, chew inappropriate things, as well as urinate or defecate inside the house. In intense cases, he may even self-mutilate by licking or chewing his skin until it has become raw, or pulling out his fur.
Then when you return, he will be excessively thrilled and will bounce around you in a frenzy of pleasure for a dragged out amount of time (more than the normal thirty seconds of a delighted, healthy Boston Terrier.).
This lengthy welcoming provides some misconception. Without understanding that such a greeting means the existence of a psychological disorder, a lot of owners motivate their Boston to obtain increasingly more developed upon their return (by shooting up their Boston’s excitement, encouraging him to bounce around, and so forth.).
Whenever you are doing this with your Boston, you must stop. It is understandable that it can be appealing and very easy to do, and it seems safe – however in actuality, you are just supporting your dog’s belief that your return is the best minute of the day. So he is as pleased as can be when you return, but when it’s time for you to leave once again, his happiness at your presence is at risk, and he gets even more distressed when you leave.
To learn more on how to handle dogs that gets crazy when you the owner leaves, watch this Separation Anxiety related video: