Cesar Explains How To Fix Separation Anxiety With Your Dog
Have you been dealing with separation anxiety with your dog and are not sure how to deal with the problem? This is a major issue in 2020 especially with how many of us, if not all have been stuck at home, but soon will be out of the house more. What does this mean for our pets especially dogs?
Watch this video on what this mean and how to fix separation anxiety with your dog explained by Cesar Millan. Cesar goes over the issues that may cause separation anxiety and how to fix it. Throughout the video, you will learn how to address this problem through visual training demos by Cesar.
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  • Ric Maceda
    Ric Maceda

    Thanks SIR!!!

  • percussion talks
    percussion talks

    Hi, I have 2 dogs and just has serious separation anxiety how can I train just one dog while the other one is at home?...

  • chiquitabee Campbell
    chiquitabee Campbell

    Cesar , you look great with the white hair! By the way, me n my dog have anxiety from each other!

  • Idalia Miller
    Idalia Miller

    Hola Cesar, Thank you fo sharing your knowledge with all of us. Now, if I have to leave let say groceries are they going to wait in the same spot? Or should I put him in crate for safety? Im new with a 5 month toy poodle Thank you! :)

  • Eugene McCann
    Eugene McCann

    Would like to have seen a dog that actually suffered from separation anxiety used as an example. This one appeared to be well trained already.

  • Wally Cruz
    Wally Cruz

    Thank you, thank you, for teaching us what to do. I ‘m feeling super guilty for leaving my Pitbull in a pet hotel for thanksgiving he’s close to me & definitely has separation anxiety & so do I with him. 😔 It makes me really sad to have to leave him he’s never been alone since we brought him home as a puppy. I will be working on this technique.

  • Jenessa Jimenez
    Jenessa Jimenez

    The dolls are everything

  • Kerstin M.
    Kerstin M.

    Do the dog know, he can walk around in the house, while I am not at home? Or is he waiting on this spot the whole time until I come back to him?

  • Wtf Amy
    Wtf Amy

    The stuff animals are cute 😂 be funny when I have one of myself and my dog 😊

  • H H
    H H

    This is great and I am going to try this tonight. The only problem is that my apartment is so small... practically the size of his kitchen.

  • Warren Cuschieri
    Warren Cuschieri

    Just starting to try this with my Adopted 8 month old husky ..he is suffering with bad seperation anxiety when we leave the place and just cries and barks constantly.. getting very worried about my neighbours as he has been absolutely perfect in everything else

  • Jerry Dillon
    Jerry Dillon

    I don’t need training it’s my dog who needs the dayum training sir! Lol

  • R G
    R G

    Hi Cesar, do you have an episode on how to deal with a small dog that has lived with a dog breeder for 8 years then went to a rescue group and now lives with a new family. The male Maltese is extremely anxious and will not allow me or my wife to pick him up. He just paces back and forth, and has bitten me that drew blood. I'm searching for any episode that you may have covered something similar.

  • Jodie Segar
    Jodie Segar

    This worked so fast for my dog!! THank you!

  • Helga Zar
    Helga Zar

    My dog has been with me 24-7 since he was a puppy. He's now a year old and God forbid I attempt to not take him even to take out the trash. He scream cries. He's taking over my life.

  • Fee Ferolin
    Fee Ferolin

    The black pug is Gio?

  • Kat Rose
    Kat Rose

    My boyfriend and I have been dating for 2 years now, so I met his dog when he was already 8. He’s a very anxious dog and was abused when he was young, so separation anxiety is a huge part of our lives. I’m looking forward to trying out the changes to lifestyle and dynamics that Cesar has shown, I think our dog deserves that. Currently, he sits as close to us as possible while we’re home and just sleeps while we’re gone, but I’d really like him to be comfortable and able to still eat and relax when we’re gone. Thank you for the videos!

  • Monika Figat
    Monika Figat

    Hello Cesar! and thank you for this video, as always a source of so many helpful informations! This time I have a question though…I’ve adopted my dog just over a two weeks ago. She follows me around everywhere, always making sure I’m within her eyesight. She also licks me quite a lot, checking on me twice a night too, just to go back to sleep. I can’t leave her alone even for a few seconds, she cries desperately. I live alone so I’m her main caregiver. Today I also noticed when we visited my mum, that my dog cried almost the same way when my mum left for a few minutes (while I was still at home). I feel like it must be a lot of stress for my dog to constantly guard me, always checking where I am and so stressed when I just go behind the closed door.. what can I do? Could this be hormonal? She’s had her first bleeding just a week before I took her, not neutered yet. How to get her more relaxed and focused on toys and fun instead of watching me 24/7? I’d be very grateful for tips! Thanks, Monika

  • LeezPgh

    I think it’s natural for us to be with other people all the time too. But our society is not very natural.

  • Jackson Jackey
    Jackson Jackey

    How do you get the dog to obey you like it did,.?

  • Dipika Shrestha
    Dipika Shrestha

    Wow you make it seem so easy

  • Black Tagalog eatery vlogs
    Black Tagalog eatery vlogs

    What if I'm training the dog the right way but your partner letting the dog control her. How can I fix the attitude on both of them? My dog will listen to me and behaves but not with her.

  • Lynne R
    Lynne R

    At what age can this training begin? I have a 5 month old puppy. Thank you for your work helping people to understand dogs.

  • mokisaur

    cesar, your front door is MASSIVE! 😂Thank you for such an educational video at a time when it's so badly needed. I'm currently pet-sitting a friend's dog while he's away doing some military training and I'm hoping this will help since he has pretty bad separation anxiety. Any tips on getting them to stop barking in the process? Specifically, this dog doesn't like that I don't let him sleep with me and will bark at all hours of the night.

  • Cow Cow
    Cow Cow

    My dog starts howling when I leave him, he never barks

    • Doug Mead
      Doug Mead

      Mine is a carolina, syberian husky, canaan mix. She howls too, if I'm gone for an extended time. Or if she is locked up in my utility room, and Im outside with a friend. Ive crated her, but hate leaving her that way, ive tried leaving for short periods of time, only to come back to trash all over the place. I noticed one time I left with out saying "stay", and didnt come home to trash. Hopefully this will work for you. Maybe thats the key, any ideas from you, or suggestions?

  • Roxy Chan
    Roxy Chan

    I remember I loved watching your tv show when I was a kid!

  • thispurplefox

    The dogs yawning made me yawn. Bet you are also yawning when reading this.

  • M Davis
    M Davis

    All dogs are Zen Buddhists. You are so correct, too, that your dog does not care if you live in your car or a kings palace. I know this for certain because this year I became homeless. And despite this my dog has stuck beside me. We have had a tough time, he and I. The world, it often seems, has tried to destroy us. But my best friend has demonstrated what the word "loyalty" really means. I thought I knew what being loyal was, but I hadn't scratched the surface. He and I will be ok. Times are tough but as long as we stay together it will be ok. And we WILL stay together. And in every way will live in the moment. And that is another thing he has taught me. All dogs are Zen Buddhists. Thank you, Mr. Milan for doing what you do.

  • mel Locks
    mel Locks

    i got it the first time... and the 2nd and the 3rd and the 4th. and even worse for pups born at the start of covid.

  • Abby Michelle
    Abby Michelle

    I need to make sure my dog watches this video

  • J A
    J A

    Literally watching this video for my 2 month old shih tzu, who's name is also Sophia 😅

  • soli Sanchez
    soli Sanchez

    All these people posting positive comments about Cesar. Would be the same people who would quickly turn on him; like a dog brought up by a bad owner. If Cesar announced that he was a Trump supporter, 🤣😂

  • Laurie Harelick
    Laurie Harelick


  • Gabriele KLEIN
    Gabriele KLEIN

    Hi Caesar we love your videos and follow you from Nova Scotia Canada 🇨🇦.we have a 2 year old border collie who is fixated on his stick when outside. Indoors he plays wth a variety of toys, but outside he lays down and stars at his stick until we throw it. Help, we would like to get rid of the stick and use a toy that will not cause injuries to him as stick can do. Thank you for your help, please stay safe.

  • Nate Ford
    Nate Ford

    5 minutes in and you haven’t said shit about what I should do

  • jeff G
    jeff G

    A friend’s dog does not want to eat, is there video showing how to correct both dog owner and a dog?

  • Edward Deitch
    Edward Deitch

    Your work and training techniques are really. I love your work. You have made a difference in the world of dogs and dog owners. Be proud of your accomplishments.

  • Hélio Fernandes
    Hélio Fernandes

    Por favor coloque tradução ou legenda em português para que possa acompanhar gosto muito do trabalho dele e muito bom

  • lovemychingoo

    0:25 why dogs get separation anxiety 4:58 count how many times they follow you in a day from room to room, divide that number in half 6:04 make a point of reference (basically a safe space)

  • Bobi Pitt
    Bobi Pitt

    If i say to my dog stay somewhere he stay in there but he just try to look what im doing or where im going. But the issue is here that if i leave even for 2 mins and coming back home he will overreact and he needs like 5 mins to calm down. Any suggestions pleaseee

  • jamie millsom
    jamie millsom

    Probably the best video I've seen on s.a. but if you go out for 12hrs your dog is expected to stay on that table that whole time,.....

  • Lea

    I have two dogs I walk them separately in the mornings only as one gets overly excited and morning walk is more about toilet run in my house however the over excited one always barks from the moment I take the other dog out till I get back it’s like he had separation anxiety from her how can I manage this better?

    • Lea

      I have tried giving him things to occupy him while we are gone and playing music but have not worked for me what do you do?

    • Sydney Henderson
      Sydney Henderson

      I have this exact same problem

  • Kathy Bury
    Kathy Bury

    I am going to try this on a small mat as my 9 week old puppy cries as soon as I enter the hall way or go upstairs, I don’t want the seperation anxiety to get worse and want to nip it in the bud right away. My concern is my pup knows to sit but not stay yet, so how will I get him to know I want him to stay on the mat when I leave a rokmy

  • Chris Corona
    Chris Corona

    Those damn voodoo dolls!

  • Chris Corona
    Chris Corona

    I told my dog that I was breaking up with my girlfriend and that stopped his separation anxiety.😯

  • D M
    D M

    I was freaking out cause I got a puppy and this is his only issue so far and this calmed me down so much

  • Lucrecia Leyva
    Lucrecia Leyva

    Cesar thank you for your videos they are very helpful, can you tell me where I can buy the little tables where your dog stays? Thank you

  • Sharmeen Tahir
    Sharmeen Tahir

    Awesome! Insightful 👌🤜

  • Jacqueline Curry
    Jacqueline Curry

    I have been a fan since day 1, you are amazing. Like you I love animals, they have always been a part of my life.I cannot imaging a life without them. Caesar , I need you !. After retiring after 47 years as registered nurse,My last two dogs was a English mastiff(Buddy) he was large bone weighing at 274 lbs, and a German Rottweiler ( Maximus) he was also large bone weighing at 157 lbs, you can imagine how much attention they received on our walks and at the dog park.At age 9 years old, I recently lost them within 6 months of each of other. To say the least ,I was very despondent. At 72 years old I just got two puppies a Cane Corso and a Red Nose Pitbull, when I saw them, my heart fell in love, they are now 6 months and 3 months, they are very loving with me, but seem to hate each other. They now I am the pack Leader (I Think ) ha, ha, your saying. This R.N needs, TLC via your intervention !

  • Natalia Sales
    Natalia Sales

    What if my dog just stays at the reference point and don't leave even for eating or when "nature calls" while I'm out ?



  • 00Noontide

    How to fix separation anxiety: take him with you at all times.

  • Devin Anderson 1
    Devin Anderson 1

    My girlfriend is gone for basic and AIT for 5 months and so far it has been a month and her dog is starting to not drink his water, eat his food and slowly ripped stuff up and he is more tired...man it’s kicking my ass..

  • The Wander Boy Jitin Raj
    The Wander Boy Jitin Raj

    Just the video I was looking for my dog has crazy separation anxiety.

  • Elaine Pitts
    Elaine Pitts

    Thank you Cesar. However, I believe that is exercise / information only works for "normal" dogs. We have a dog that has severe PTSD from various traumas that she's experienced in her young life, it's a challenge for her to eat around pack! We adopted her almost three years ago. . . .She's actually a velcro dog towards me.

  • Ryan Schafran
    Ryan Schafran

    So when you are training, how do u let the dog leave the spot? He said don’t call the dog from the spot, so how do you transition away from the spot in that moment and move on? I just got a 8 year old dog. Honestly, super easy. Not really any problems. Sleeps through the night. Walks well. Honestly blessed. But she follows all around the house and needs to be next to you. We have a spot she likes on our main room. I am trying to work towards leaving her alone in the end , and def having her not follow us around. Any advice?

  • Paul B
    Paul B

    Cesar is a genius!

  • georgina62

    You are a genius! I love the way you break everything down. I have a question, though. I have 2 dogs and they are always together. How can I teach them both to do this? Do I have to teach them separetely? I would really appreciate your advice on this.

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    Susan Long


  • Daniel B
    Daniel B

    Hello from the UK. I have a 4yr old rescue dog, We're in week 3, and all going ok. You have clearly explained "my little Shadow", and I understand all that you say, but I feel we have missed a step.... Do we need to teach 'wait' first? I don't think I'd get away with "leaving and returning" as in this video... How do I get to leave - even for a minute or two, to start with? Thank you!!

  • Fatso Fabulous
    Fatso Fabulous

    Thank You for the advice. Its really something to give me hope to make my dog confidence on separation.

  • Gabriel Greenberg
    Gabriel Greenberg

    My dog is a bitch I’m trying to fix her she is a pain in my ass but I love her she has separation anxiety from my mother sometimes I get so mad I just leave in certain places then come back to bring her home cause any other way won’t work

  • runbear

    12:50 I didnt know ceser was that tiny, jesus christ

    • Devon Hill
      Devon Hill

      runbear don’t use the lords name in vain...

  • Kelly Kelly
    Kelly Kelly

    Henry recently started going to bed on his own, or during the day find a place by himself. I was the one that was worrying, but it is like he was preparing me!

  • Carla Haub
    Carla Haub

    What happens when the human actually leaves? What will the dog do? Will it stay there at that reference point all day long until you come back?

  • Nan Feliciano
    Nan Feliciano

    amazing!!! TY

  • Johanne Courtemanche
    Johanne Courtemanche

    Good afternoon i want to Knowles how can i do to mâle my blanco américain bulldog to sot est is fée et Comines-Warneton in Blois i havé to buy pills anti grattage did you havé solutions to give to me

  • Judith Campbell
    Judith Campbell

    I need help Cesar! My dear dog died in 2015 and I can’t get over the loss! I’m still grieving for her, how can I get over this?

  • Nah Den
    Nah Den

    We know what it’s like for a dog to follow us that’s why we’re watching this video ffs can’t take it anymore you beat around the bush far too much

  • Nah Den
    Nah Den

    Told us that dogs like to be with us for three Flippin minutes man get in with it!

  • Cassandra Kemara
    Cassandra Kemara

    Had no idea my dog had this. Really helps to have someone see it or to film ur dog while ur away

  • The Queen Within
    The Queen Within

    that house tho!!!!!

  • Millan Wahlberg
    Millan Wahlberg

    I realy liked this clip. But I wounder if you teach this to your dog in the home, how will it work with a huntingdog in the woods? :)

  • Bethany Spencer
    Bethany Spencer

    Who else here because their dog tore apart their crate and lacerated themselves on the crate they destroyed? Just me? I'm at such a loss. She's such a sweet dog but good lord. It was 45 minutes!

  • Gabrielle Gamble
    Gabrielle Gamble

    Yesss I needed this!! Thank you Cesar!!

  • Fabricio Maradiaga
    Fabricio Maradiaga

    Man u the best

  • karen watson
    karen watson

    Hi I have a 6 month old frenchie pup who is displaying separation anxiety. Will your advice be ok for a pup of this age? Also my pup is a chewer if I left her out of her crate she would injur herself. Is using a crate ok when you are leaving for a small amount of time or is it best to start leaving her in the room? Thank you in advance.

  • Sugarplum87

    this is such a good idea right now especially being in quarantine! i’ve been waiting for something like this! thank you💕💕💕

  • Chantelle Jordan
    Chantelle Jordan

    Love your techniques, and your couch🤣


    I rescued my dog when he was already 1 year old. The shelter said he was relinquished because he barks when alone. As soon as I got him I practiced socialization, obedience, boundaries, distraction and crate training. He can stay very well however after about 20 minutes of being home alone he try's to destroy his crate to get out. I'm not sure how to make the transition:(

  • Yonat Roskind
    Yonat Roskind

    Is he saying though to put the dog in that stay position at a specific point when leaving the house?

  • Christine UK
    Christine UK

    I needed this information right now ❤ Rona!!

  • 460capri

    Got a rednose pitbull puppy july 14th 2020 at 8 weeks old after about a month later he started whimpering and has started barking for the last month when I go outside for anything and being home all the time I only leave for a few min and he can even see me most of the time . How can I help him as all he has even know is me being home he is now 4 1/2 months old .

  • Matthew Hernandez
    Matthew Hernandez

    I was like, "wait...is that dog's name...F***?" *Camera then focuses

  • Tara Tooman
    Tara Tooman

    Can the point of reference be a crate? With or without door shut? I didn’t catch how you got the dog to understand how to stay there.

  • Manolito Guerra
    Manolito Guerra

    Ok I got a new dog and it been like 2 or 3 weeks but I'm trying to train But he won't participe even If I tease them with food he will just go to the couch need help

  • Y L
    Y L

    My dogs always only allow stay at one spot in side house. They will go straight to that spot and stay there by themselves. They don't mess around unless I call them.

  • Danett Yoo
    Danett Yoo

    Hi Cesar, at what age should we start training our puppy? His attention span is very short and I end up giving up before he is calm. He also nips at my feet a lot. How can I correct his behaviour?

  • Aidan Hackwood
    Aidan Hackwood

    we've recused a dog who isn't motivated by food, if we put him in his bed as soon as we step away he wears to follow... if we shut the door behind he cries out instantly... we're trying the leave calm and return calm then giving him fuss over he calms down but it doesn't seem to have an effect... any tips?

  • The Brad Master
    The Brad Master

    Get to the Point. You've been rambling about the same fucking thing for 3 mins. That is irrelevant to how we need to fix the anxiety issue.

  • Blueizz76

    Hi Cesar, what if they are not the type to eat treats?

  • J-Nicolas Grigno
    J-Nicolas Grigno

    does is means that your dog will stay on is table for all day long, until you come back ?

  • Dee Laubscher
    Dee Laubscher

    This is amazing

  • Klara Sorell
    Klara Sorell

    What breed is the dog in that video ? Love your training !

  • Annaya Davis
    Annaya Davis

    I thought he abused dogs.. Did yall forget or somethin...

  • Annette Haas
    Annette Haas

    We humans have an unnatural lifestyle! Just get a stuffed animal 🧸

  • Judging Budgie
    Judging Budgie

    My greyhound has separation anxiety. It leads to toileting in the house and howling. We live in a flat so noise is a big problem. I'm an agoraphobic so I don't get out much and when I do go out I often have high levels of anxiety. I rarely don't take my dog with me. We spend all our time together. He's way too used to me being around all the time.

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  • Bum Bea DIY's
    Bum Bea DIY's

    Well over here I can't close my bathroom door ☹️ I have 3dogs and cat that must join me every time I use the restroom 🤪

  • Rhinn Buck
    Rhinn Buck

    Turning something unnatural to natural. Got it! Great tutorial Cesar.