Separation Anxiety Tips For Your Alaskan Klee Kai
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While we understand wanting to spend every moment with your Klee Kai, it’s important they get time with other people without you around. This will prevent them from becoming overly dependent on you and experiencing separation anxiety whenever you are not around.
When other people are spending time with your miniature husky, there are a variety of activities they can do together. Whether it be going for a walk, working on a new trick, or even just sitting watching TV together, no matter what they do, it will help them be comfortable with other people while you are away.
Having your Alaskan Klee Kai spend time with other people is easy if you live in a family household with a spouse and children. But, what about those who don’t have that? Having your pup spend time with roommates, friends, family members, dog walkers, or at a doggy daycare center works just fine, too!
Tip #2: Exercise
Alaskan Klee Kai are a dog breed that is naturally high-energy. Because of this, they need lots of daily play and exercise — especially when they are in their puppy stage. In our experience at Kika’s Klee Kai, most separation anxiety is caused by the Klee Kai simply being bored and full of energy. When your Klee Kai hasn’t had much exercise yet that day, they’re likely to get a little squirmy and anxious if you leave them alone in a crate or room. Taking them for a run with you will help them burn all that energy and goes a long way toward preventing separation anxiety. Or, if you’re not into running, you can have them run next to you on a bike, take them to a dog park, have them run around and play, or even have them put some miles in on a treadmill!
Tip #3: Mental Stimulation
We mentioned before, but it’s worth mentioning again that a lot of separation anxiety can be created from your Alaskan Klee Kai being bored. Mini Huskies, and most dogs for that matter, require some form of mental stimulation. If all they have going on in their life is eating food and following you around all day, of course they are going to get anxious when you leave. But, if you provide them toys and activities to help them stay engaged, stimulated, and interested, they are going to be much less dependent and feel better when you’re away. Things like Kongs filled with a tasty treat, a fun new toy, or having someone work with them on a new trick are great ways to keep your pup’s brain engaged.
Tip #4: Practice Makes Perfect
Perhaps one of the most effective ways to deal with separation anxiety in your Alaskan Klee Kai is to practice alone time. This doesn’t have to be very long at all. In fact, it can be as short as having them in a room by themselves for 30 seconds or so. Ensure they have something like a Kong with treats or a toy to hold their interest while you are gone and practice leaving them alone for short periods of time. This will help them build up their comfort level while providing a positive experience through treats or toys. It’s also important to switch up the room they are alone in to ensure they don’t associate that room with you leaving. Then, once you return, don’t make a big fuss. All in all, this will ensure your Klee Kai knows you are always going to come back and helps make being alone a more comfortable and positive experience.
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When it comes to your Alaskan Klee Kai’s separation anxiety, chances are they are bored, full of energy, and aren’t comfortable being alone yet. But, if you follow the tips above, your Klee Kai’s separation anxiety is sure to improve! For any questions or to learn more about Alaskan Klee Kai, contact us today!