Dogs often become anxious when their normal state of living is disrupted. At times, the anxiety is directly related to separation from family members, but there are other times the dog might just feel nervous. Knowing the cause of the dog’s anxiety can help prevent it in the future and comfort the dog during current anxiousness. Symptoms of anxiety in dogs include throwing up, pacing constantly, urinating where it knows it shouldn’t and whining. If the dog ordinarily does not exhibit such signs, an anxiety attack might be the cause of such behavior.
7Your vet may recommend special medicine or treatment for dogs that are overly anxious and do not respond to nonmedicinal methods.Punishing your dog for anxiety-related behavior won't teach it to become less anxious. Your dog will benefit more when you reward good behavior and give it attention at the appropriate time.
Determine if your dog behaves better in a crate. Some dogs try to hide during periods of anxiety, so if you know where they are and can check in on their behavior, keeping them in a crate might satisfy both you and the dog. However, if the dog attempts to escape the crate and tries to claw out of it rather than curl up inside, do not keep it in the crate.
Acclimate the dog to boarding kennels before leaving it there for several days, if possible. Some kennels offer daycare services for anxious dogs to interact with the staff and other animals without staying overnight. If this is not available, ask the kennel if you can send the dog with a favorite toy or old piece of clothing that has your scent on it. This sense of home and normality helps calm some dogs during boarding.