(Closed) Extreme Seperation Anxiety! Please help!

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My pomeranian has terrible separation anxiety too it can be so frustrating when we’re trying to leave… some days I don’t even want to leave the house because I don’t want her to start barking.  We recently bought a bark silencer 


It seems to be working OKAY but we might have to upgrade to a bark collar 🙁 You might want to try wearing an old shirt and then putting that in her crate and maybe your scent might help?

Post # 4
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We actually bought the ThunderShirt for our golden retriever who had AWFUL seperation anxiety (he would eat through drywall and pace, sweat, lock himself in washrooms etc) and I can actually say it has helped a great deal. I was basically willing to try anything and heard great things about it. It is supposed to be similar to the feeling babies get by being swaddled.

He has not had any issued since we tried it, so it could be worth a shot!!

Post # 6
3801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My dog is a little older, and he has awful anxiety. He is crated during the day and barks/cries for a long time after we leave. We can hear him when we are in our car.

Honestly, the only thing that took the edge off for him was going to the doctor and getting him on a low dose of Prozac. We tried trainers, etc. but he was an abused rescue, so his issues were more than we thought…and the Prozac has made it possible for him to function in our house with his anxiety.

As for the peeing in the crate, my trainer explained to us that although dogs wont usually pee where they lay all day, it could be out of fear. She probably pees herself (this is what my dog does) as soon as you leave because she is so scared that she looses control.

I would suggest going to the vet and talking to them about it. Since she is young, you might be able to work with her to get past it without medications.

Post # 7
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m going through the same issue w/ Brownie.  I recently rescued him from a Shelter.  He was a surrender and was @ the Shelter for less than 3 days.  He’s my shadow and is slowly getting use to being in a different room than me.  To help deal w/ his anxiety, I’m doing the following:

Crate Training- He’s crated because he literally tore up a window screen and tried to tear down a door.  He hates the crate but I can’t leave him out.

Calming Aids- I’m trying homepathic aids in his water and its calmed him down a tad but he’s still trying to lick him way out of the crate.

Walks- I walk him before I leave and walk him immediately when I get home.  Tried the treats but he just won’t calm down.  If we go on a long walk when I get home, he will finally relax.

Its only been 3wks but he’s slowly making progress.  Luckily, he is only crated for 8hrs one day/wk and when we go out. 

Good Luck!!!

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