Dog Excessive Attachment Anxiety
This is very frequent, and responsibility is completely of the owners, who usually deny it. To think about our own attitude is important for treatment. Affective bonds with the mother are very strong for a while, but she provokes detachment later on, rejecting the puppy. Instinctively she prepares him for his future life. Some owners due the opposite with their puppies. He considers the dog a puppy and not a "teenager", and the intensity of bonds doesn't help the future adult dog to face social life situations. Then an anxiety for excessive attachment arises. When the owner is absent, the dog becomes uneasy. When facing an unknown situation, he looks his owner for consolation, which strengthens his attachment. The dog is always nervous, very excited and crying frequently. Owners cannot longer live in society with an unbearable dog, and a vicious cycle comes on. Basically small size breeds are victims of this anxiety, cause owners give them a children role. Treatment should start with the owner's persuasion: we must understand he is at the origins of the problem.
The Enuresis: This only appears along training. Puppies education is not what they need if they develop an anxiety state that can be detected by a lack of control in urine. Is important to have in mind his personality before education. The owner must start again giving him more time to calm down. This dysfunction is easy to treat if the owner questions his behavior. Educating him puts in stake his past life, the breed's temper, his own temper and the owner's attitude.
Dog Depressions: There are two basic elements for a good development of your puppy: mother's attachment notions and imprinting. The puppy, at the beginning, is very dependent of his mother, establishing strong bonds, and that before any owner's intervention. For the puppy is the first physical image that impregnates him between three and eight weeks. This imprinting period will allow him to recognize his congeners, and identifying them later as sexual mates. If these bonds have not been established in a normal way, the puppy will not have a reference point, and his balance will be affected. Depressions usually are the last evaluative steps of anxiety states. Puppies and adults have depressions. Puppies' depression or detachment depressions are usually serious diseases. The puppy is in a "modeling phase", and any "construction" error could be fatal. The puppy is usually calm, which owners consider a virtue. But he will soon turn insensible to the external world, will not look to the eyes, will evade visual or tactile contact. In this phase he refuses to be carried, and does not play. Afterwards, he will be unable to go out, he won't move at all.