Psychology Today asks ‘Does Another Dog in the House Reduce Separation Anxiety?’

New data challenges the belief that dogs are less likely to show separation anxiety if they live with another canine companion!

Written by Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC, and based on a recent study by Stephan, Leidhold, and Hammerschmidt (2021),  key research findings are:

  • Most dogs showed low vocal and physical activity, independent of time being alone at home.
  • Physical activity was higher when more than one dog was in the household, primarily in the first hour of separation.
  • Male dogs in multi-dog households were more likely to bark and vocalize than were canines in single dog households.

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