Anxiety About the New Dog

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@karatechick27:  Give him more time to adjust and realize his crate is his bed and a safe place.  It took about 2 weeks for my puppy to get used to his crate and stop barking/whining.  Crate training is great, just give him more time to get used to it.  Also, there is nothing wrong with crating him during the day until you feel comfortable enough to leave him out while you’re at work (it took me a year to feel comfortable letting my pup have free roam of the house while I was at work.)  Until then his crate is a safe place for him to rest until you get home.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@karatechick27:  What did the foster suggest? Would he be able to stay in one room by himself rather than a crate? It doesn’t sound like he associates it with a “safe” place. I can totally understand you wouldn’t want him out because he could get hurt, but if he is a lay around the house dog then perhaps he wouldn’t get into much trouble.

Maybe try to leave him in a room rather than confined in a crate for a short time and see what he does.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d put a gate at the entry of the walk in closet if I were you, he seems to feel safe there so maybe it would ease him to be somewhere he feels comfortable. Assuming you don’t have anything in there that he could pee/poo on or chew up on the ground, I wouldn’t find it to be a big issue.

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