A Dog’s Separation Anxiety and Boredom Buster
Simba and I have written many times about the separation anxiety that Simba suffers especially when she was younger and Gypsy’s boredom issues. Simba has exhibited separation anxiety through numerous different symptoms. These included IBS, hives, destruction, uncontrollable licking the air, etc.
These are just a few pictures of my life with my GSPs. Now we all know that GSP’s need lots and lots of exercise or they become destructive but I assure you that these guys were getting their exercise. The destruction on Simba’s part was due to separation anxiety and for Gypsy it was and still is at times due to boredom. I am so excited about having found an item that has pretty much eliminated the destruction by these two beauties. It is the Interactive Treat Dispensing Pet Toy. Before I came across this magical ball, Simba would follow me to the door whining and barking. They would both try to squeeze of the door as I tried leaving for work in the morning. I would come back after a long day at work to find some of the above sights. Augh! Now, right before I head to the door I fill their Interactive Treat Dispensers. Gypsy waits sitting up tall in the living room and Simba whines next to me because she believes it’s taking me long. They each get their own Interactive Treat Dispensing toy. Sometimes, Simba’s ball ends up under furniture and she impatiently leads me to it by sitting their making little yelping sounds. I’ll walk up to her and she squats down to show me where it is. They look forward to this time so much. It has made leaving so much easier for me. Yesterday I was so surprised. I gave them their Interactive Treat Dispenser, ran out and forgot my coffee. I cringed since I had to go back in and worried it would throw them off. Well, it was like they didn’t even notice I had ran back in, passing right next to them. They didn’t stop rolling around and chasing the treat dispenser around the kitchen and family room. I have tried other treat dispensers in the past, however, after the treats were gone they would move on to chewing up the dispensing toy to pieces. This was has lasted two years now. It has worked so well for me that I have decided to start selling it myself and spread the word.