Dog Anxiety Training in Charlotte, NC


A dog’s stress and anxiety can manifest in symptoms that resemble misbehavior. If your dog is experiencing some of the common symptoms of nervousness, you may be wondering what solutions you have.

Signs of Dog Anxiety Include:

  • Excessive barking or howling
  • Depression
  • Excessive Licking
  • Excessive whining
  • Aggression
  • Compulsive behaviors such as unusual chewing
  • Urinating or defecating in the house
  • Excessively panting or drooling
  • Repetitively digging or scratching
  • Pacing or Restlessness
  • Trembling or shaking

Causes of Dog Anxiety Include:

  • Fear
  • Separation
  • Aging

Sally Said So’s dog training in Charlotte will show you how to gradually wean your dog from constant attention by limiting physical contact. Your dog will learn to realize that they must earn your attention. Slowly teach your dog to sit happily across the room from you.



We must first prevent panic from happening. When it comes to separation anxiety, if we can prevent a dog from ever reaching a point of panic, we can gradually acclimate them to longer and longer periods of time alone. This is a crucial aspect to our training. For your dog to overcome isolation distress/separation anxiety, you must guarantee your dog that they will not panic. When they start feeling good about progress made, they will do better and better with longer periods of alone time.

In the beginning, it may be that your dog cannot be left alone for more than a couple minutes. As the dog training progresses to 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours and so on, you will slowly be able to reclaim your freedom. Crate train your dog so they will be in a confined and safe place while you’re away. Your dog will be relaxed and feel safe. Do this by teaching your dog to be in the crate when you’re present, while you come and go from the room several times. You can even leave a radio or TV on so the house doesn’t feel so empty. Classical music will help, too.

Dog training classes also improves your dog’s confidence.

The solutions we provide should be done over time. It can take several weeks for your dog to learn a new behavior pattern and make it habitual. Several weeks invested in dog training will result in many happy years with your newly-adjusted furry friend.


Dog Training & Puppy Training For Inappropriate Chewing

Chewing is as common as barking or digging. Puppies in particular, want to explore the world with their mouths. Dogs between 6 and 12 months old are getting their adult teeth and chew to relieve the pain of teething and itching gums. Adult dogs chew for many reasons such as boredom, loneliness or just because they feel like it.

You can protect both your possessions and your dog. We will help teach your dog to gnaw on the right items while stopping them from inflicting serious damage to your home.

If you catch your dog inappropriately chewing, remove the item. Show them how to bring things to you and reward them for doing so. Refrain from screaming and chasing your dog as it develops into a game of keep-away. Instead, give them something they are allowed to chew on. Remember to always praise your dog when they begin to chew on the proper toy.


Talk to our expert dog trainers. To get started we do a 1-on-1 dog training consultation where we meet with you and your dog to find the best solution. The methods used are ones we determine at the consultation.

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dog anxiety training and separation anxiety

Your dog will chew for a multitude of reasons and you’re couch or precious item may get the brunt of it all when you’re gone. Therefore, when you leave, keep your dog in a crate when you aren’t able to supervise their activity. Give them special treats to chew that your dog is only allowed to enjoy while being in the crate.

Once the damage is done, there is no reason to punish your dog. The damage could have happened several hours ago, and your dog won’t understand why you’re so upset. Your dog will learn that when you arrive home you’re mad, and they’ll start looking guilty and cowering even when they haven’t done anything wrong. Loneliness, boredom and excess energy are often the trigger destructive chewing. Ensure your dog gets enough exercise every day and lots of time with you, even if it is just lying at your feet. Keep a regular routine. give your dog lots of appropriate chew toys. To keep interest high, try rotating out chew toys.

If you’re searching for “dog training near me” look no further than Sally Said So Charlotte!

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