Just like their parents, the German Shepherd Poms can deeply suffer from separation anxiety when left unattended for more than 6 hours.
Leaving them alone for a long time causes them to be frightened. Hence, they show destructive behaviors such as tearing shoes apart, chewing furniture foams, and barking aggressively.
There are many reasons why your Pomeranian Shepherd can suffer from separation anxiety, some reasons include a change in its owner, a transition into a new home from a shelter home, or the loss of one of its loved relatives.
In addition, even a change in your work routine or the dog sitter routine may cause separation anxiety because your doggy isn’t used to being alone at the specific timings.
What Should I Do To Help My German Shepherd Pomeranian Mix With Separation Anxiety?
There are many treatments for separation anxiety. For instance, rewarding your canine buddy with a special treat just before you leave the house will make it get excited especially when it sees you leaving. This is because it knows it will have a special reward.
Letting your canine buddy have its room and teaching it to be alone even when you are at home will also help in curbing its separation anxiety.
Involving your pooch in crate games and exercises can relieve its stress and may help in separation anxiety. Having your pooch in dog day care centers, or taken care of by a dog sitter in your absence will also relieve its stress.
Though it takes time for your dog to learn to be alone, alternatively using the above treatment options will enable it to better adjust to its new lifestyle.
Besides being loud and aggressive, German Shepherd Poms can be thought to be fun-loving, playful, energetic and courageous. Be it indoors or outdoors, you will definitely be enjoying every moment and interaction with this mixed breed.