One of the most common questions we receive is whether Board & Train is a good option for dogs with separation anxiety. In fact, Board and Train may be the best option for anxious dogs. Not only does our Board & Train program provide your dog with exercise, mental stimulation, and a consistent routine, but they will also be surrounded by other dogs in training, all of which can help soothe separation anxiety.
Sometimes, anxiety in dogs is the result of not being properly trained, so learning basic obedience in a safe and comfortable environment may help ease separation anxiety by giving them more confidence and understanding of who is in control.
Another reason our Board & Train option is great for dogs with separation anxiety is that they learn to be comfortable being alone. After a training session, when they are tired out, we put them away in their own air-conditioned indoor run. Being tired helps take the edge off of dogs who may be feeling anxious about being separated from their owners. In a short time, your dog will learn that being alone is not the end of the world like they previously thought.
If you are interested in boarding your dog for training but worry that it will worsen any separation anxiety behaviors, contact us online to talk with one of our master dog trainers to hear how we treat this issue and how we’ve boarded countless other anxious dogs with great success.