My client's dog Yeti acted out when they left him for the day. He was displaying signs of separation anxiety, which included loud whining and destruction.
After meeting with them, I discovered that this was the result of Yeti's needs not being met before his owners left for the day. After food and water, a dog's basic needs are exercise and discipline (discipline translates to rules, boundaries, and limits). With two young children at home, rainy weather and busy schedules it was hard for Yeti's owners to find the time to mentally and physically drain his energy. But in order to get the behaviour you want from your dog, you must meet their basic needs.
This video shows me teaching Yeti's owners how to drain his energy and provide him with mental stimulation (without leaving the house), while still being able to supervise their two young boys.
Yeti has a lot of energy, so his owners pair a morning run with the treadmill, or just the treadmill if they are short for time. Yeti no longer cries or destroys his surroundings, and seems quite content (instead of stressed) when they get home from work.
The treadmill can be very beneficial for dogs (and you don't need a fancy one either). I recommend seeking the help of a professional in order to ensure the introduction to the treadmill is a positive one.
Dogs MUST be supervised at all times on the treadmill.
I welcome any questions you may have!
Canines Moving Forward
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Sara Nielsen (Bylo)