I'll Be Home Soon! How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety
Summary: If you worry about leaving your dog home alone, both because you love your dog and your house, I'll Be Home Soon by Patricia McConnell is the book for you. Figure out if your dog's behavior is caused by genuine separation anxiety or just bad manners and learn how to help or better yet, prevent problems in the first place!
Separation Anxiety (SA) is a serious problem in which your dog panics at your departure and stays panicked until you return. Clear and concise, this easy-to-read booklet is written for anyone who wants to leave the house knowing that their dog is happy and their house is safe.
How to distinguish between SA and a dog acting out of boredom
What causes your dog’s SA, and how to determine her specific triggers
A safe and effective treatment plan
What to expect as you work through treatment
How to be proactive and take steps to prevent SA from happening in the first place
Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., CAAB is an Ethologist and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist who has consulted dog lovers for over twenty years. She is the author of ten books including The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs and For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend. Trisha lives on a farm near Madison, Wisconsin and two dogs, one cat and a flock of sheep.