Behavior modification training is an important part of managing separation anxiety in dogs. The BOND® program was designed to help pet owners train their dogs by executing simple and easy-to-understand steps. Watch this short training video to learn more about BOND, which stands for:
When used in conjunction with the BOND® training program, Reconcile® (fluoxetine hydrchloride) has been shown to accelerate your dog’s response to behavior training.
Be Positive: Focus on positive behaviors that are critical to the success of behavior modification training. Focus on positive reinforcement; encourage and don’t reprimand undesired behaviors. Remember that your dog is not a bad dog!
No more drama: When you come and go by ignoring your dog until he is calm. To begin training to achieve this, grab your keys or coat, signaling to your dog that you are about to leave. But rather than leaving, return to your previous activity. Another recommendation is giving your dog a toy or treat 20 – 30 minutes prior to leaving.