Ms. Leda asks:
Hi Lily and Edward! I have a question regarding my own frenchie. He just turned 3 and his separation anxiety seems to be growing. We both work from home and I wonder if being around me 24/7 leads to this build-up of anxiety. I also pet him and give him a LOT of attention, I wonder if this is an issue.
How do you behave around your frenchie when you are home? Do you give them constant attention all day, or do you go on with your own errands and allow them to build up some "independence"?
When I leave and come home, I totally ignore them for at least 1 minute. I do ignore them and go about my business when I am at home. Of course they are spoiled rotten and do go a lot of attention otherwise.
What to try- I would leave a few times during the day even if it for 5 minutes. Also a local French Bulldog meetup group to help socialize wouldn't hurt.
Make sure he gets lots of exercise prior to you leaving the house.
Any other suggestions or experiences with separation anxiety?