How to Help a Dog with Separation Anxiety, Psychically!

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Does your furry friend start to panic when you’re about to leave the house? If you find your pup whining, pacing, or engaging in a demolition derby the moment you step out, you’re not alone. Many dogs experience what’s known as separation anxiety, an emotional and energetic experience that can make them feel like every goodbye is the end of the world. But fear not! We’re about to dive deep into how to help a dog with separation anxiety using a mix of classic techniques and some truly out-of-the-box psychic interventions – because, after all, I am an animal communicator and have much to share with you to help you reduce dog stress and move toward being be able to leave your house with a calm dog!

Why Does My Dog Have Separation Anxiety?

First things first: why does your beloved furball look like they’re auditioning for a tragedy every time you grab your keys? Well, before you dive into detective mode, it’s super important to play it safe and check in with your vet to clear any health issues that might be masquerading as emotional drama. Health check? Check! Now, let’s get to the real scoop.

You might think that separation anxiety in dogs comes from fear of abandonment, upheavals in their doggy routine, past scares, or even their genes making them more nervous. But hold onto your leashes, because as an animal communicator, I’ve sniffed out something that conventional wisdom often misses. And guess what? The twist in the tale is… you!

Yes, you heard that right! As I explored in my book Animal Lessons, our animal pals are not just pets; they’re spiritually tuned-in beings who waltz into our lives for a reason. They’re here like undercover life coaches with tails, knowing precisely what we need to level up in life. Sometimes, your pup’s anxious antics aren’t about them missing you—it’s their way of nudging you to look inward and grow. It’s like they’re holding up a mirror with paw prints all over it, showing you that the solution isn’t just about changing their environment—it’s about tuning into the emotional frequency you both share. So, next time you notice those puppy eyes filled with dread as you’re about to leave, remember, it’s not just about them; you are playing a huge role too!

Common Dog Separation Anxiety Symptoms

Ready to play detective with your dog’s behaviors? Let’s decode those woofs and whines! Knowing if your dog has separation anxiety can seem like unraveling a mystery, but here are some traditional clues that your furry sidekick might be more ‘anxious solo artist’ than a ‘chill home alone star’:

  • Non-stop Barking or Howling: As soon as the door shuts, does your pup start their vocal solo? It’s like they’re trying to sing the blues about you leaving.
  • Destructive Behavior: Is your dog redecorating while you’re out? Chewing sofas and digging doors might just be their way of trying to tunnel their way back to you.
  • Pacing in an Obsessive Pattern: If your dog is walking the same track enough to wear a path in the carpet, they’re definitely not just getting their steps in.
  • Excessive Drooling or Panting: More than just a hot day or intense play, this could be a waterfall of worry or a pant of panic about being alone.

These antics are your pup’s way of putting up a sign that says, “Hey, I’m really not cool with you leaving me!” Spotting these signs early is key to helping your dog cope. 

But wait! Did you know that, your clever canine is also showing signs before you grab your keys or put on your shoes? They’re THAT in tune with your routines! This is due to their intuitive connection with you and it means, if you stick to only the “traditional” cues, you’re missing quite a lot of the story. 

Start observing their behavior a bit earlier than you might think necessary. This way, you can catch those early whispers of anxiety sooner rather than later and it will give you clues as to what they may be trying to teach you at the Soul Level. 

How to Calm Dog Anxiety Naturally

Here are several of the traditional methods most people use to try and keep their pet’s separation anxiety at bay: 

  1. Crate Training: Make their crate a safe haven, not a place of punishment. Fill it with their favorite toys and a cozy blanket to make it feel like a den.
  2. Consistent Routine: Dogs thrive on routine. Consistent departure and arrival times can help your dog understand that you will return, reducing anxiety.
  3. Positive Reinforcement: Let your dog know when they are doing a good job by speaking in a happy, positive tone with them. 

However, these are the traditional methods and that isn’t the focus today – as there is so much more you can do to right the ship of your dog’s separation anxiety that most people don’t know about!

How to Calm Dog Anxiety

How to Deal With Dog Separation Anxiety: The Power of Psychic Methods

Now, let’s dive into my psychic approach to easing dog separation anxiety! Yes, you can use your innate psychic connection with your dog to help soothe their worries. The goal of this method is to help stabilize their emotions and reinforce a sense of security, by taking into account the deeper meaning behind what is going on and making your departures less traumatic.

Step 1: Setting the Foundation to Decrease Dog Anxiety

Let’s start by creating the right energetic environment. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths—inhale through your nose, exhale through your mouth. Feel each breath clearing your mind, preparing you for the psychic work ahead.

Now, visualize your body surrounded by a magnificent column of light. Picture it sparkling in shades of white, gold, and silver—a dazzling cylinder encasing you in its glow. Observe the characteristics of this light: Are the particles small or large, tightly packed or loosely spread? Notice their movement—not uniform, but rather a lively dance of energy, each particle swirling in its own rhythm.

Step 2:  Set Your Foundation

Next, let’s bring some order to this vibrant chaos. With each inhale and exhale, imagine expanding this column of light outward, stretching it far into the space around you—maybe 20, 30, or even 40 yards in all directions. Feel its vastness, its protective reach. Then, gradually draw it back in, tightening the column until it’s just an elbow’s width from your body. As you adjust this energetic boundary, visualize energy coursing up and down the column, organizing and aligning it until there’s a harmonious flow.

Pay attention to your physical posture as you do this; many find themselves sitting taller, feeling more aligned and robust. This exercise doesn’t just organize your energy; it physically embodies strength, grounding, and centeredness in your body—essential qualities for transferring calmness to your dog.

Step 3: Working With Your Dog’s Anxiety and Your Energy

Now, in this grounded, empowered state, it’s time to directly address your dog’s anxiety. Approach your dog calmly and assure them verbally, “Hey Fido, I’m about to step out, but I’ll be back in 20 minutes.” Remember, the key here is to genuinely return in the time period you promised—this makes you honest and trustworthy.

Maintain this strong, centered energy as you prepare to leave. If you find yourself losing this grounded feeling, pause and redo the column of light exercise. Don’t proceed unless you’re really in that strong place. Your dog is sensitive to your energy; if you leave while feeling anxious or scattered, they’ll pick up on that, and it might heighten their own anxiety.

By consistently using this method, you’ll start to notice a shift in how your dog reacts when you leave. Exiting from a place of strength and security teaches your dog that your departures are safe and that they too can feel secure while you’re away. This practice doesn’t just ease symptoms—it fosters a deep, psychic bond between you and your dog, and it pushes you to be in your power wherever you are.

The Effectiveness Of This Dog Exercise to Help With Separation Anxiety

Just why does this psychic tool work such wonders for dogs with separation anxiety? Let’s dive into the mechanics behind the magic. Here’s the scoop:

When we’re rushing out the door, laden with our own worries, distractions, or the general chaos of the day, our dogs are not just passive onlookers; they’re intuitive beings who can sense our energetic and emotional states. Imagine this: if you’re leaving the house feeling agitated and worried, your dog perceives this turmoil intuitively. From their perspective, if their trusted human is in a state of disarray, how can they feel safe? Your anxiety paints a picture of a world that’s unstable and unprotected.

This is where the column of strength exercise comes into play. When you do it, you’re not just shuffling your energetic deck; you’re reshaping yourself into a fortress of calm and security. As you transform your energy into strength and confidence, your dog taps into this new vibe. To them, it’s like watching you don superhero garb. If their human is strong and composed, they feel a ripple effect of that security. They think, “Wow, look at them go! That’s someone who’s got everything under control. If they’re not worried, why should I be?” 

This exercise reshapes the emotional landscape you both share, teaching your dog that despite your absence, the foundation you’ve built together is solid. Additionally, it’s good for you too, right! It’s never good to leave the house in a state of worry, anxiety, fear, or chaos. This also means that helping your dog’s separation also helps you. And as you can read about in my Animal Lessons book – this is a very purposeful result on your dog’s part!

Learning How to Calm an Anxious Dog Is Possible!

Now you know that mastering the art of calming an anxious dog isn’t just a dream—it’s totally doable. By mixing some traditional wisdom with a splash of psychic pizzazz, you’re gearing up to tackle not just the jitters but the deep-seated emo vibes of your dog’s separation anxiety. 

If you’re all about leveling up your energy management game and want to dive deeper into psychic methods that could help soothe your furry friend, why not check out the Be Open community? It’s the perfect place to connect with other pet parents who are also on a mission to turn their anxious pooches into zen masters. In the Be Open community, we don’t just talk the talk; we walk the walk—or should I say, wag the wag? Every day, we’re playing with energy, practicing how to keep it cool and collected, so you can bring that calm right back to your pup’s heart.

Let’s transform those stressful goodbyes into chill, “see-you-later” vibes so next time you come home, you’re greeted with nothing but joyous jumps and ecstatic tail wags.