(Closed) Dog owners – how do you leave your house?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I don’t do anything special and just yell out “Bye Melvin” because he’s usually sleeping somewhere when I leave.  If it’s thundering out, and he’s scared, then he sits by the front door in protest so I won’t leave. That’s heartbreaking, and I usually just stay with him until the storm is over (I have very flexible hours at work). I guess I’m a total pushover. haha.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I just pat him on the head and leave.  Sorry but i dont really project human emotions onto my pet. As long as i dont have anxiety about leaving, he wont have it either. 

They are fine when we are gone!! Sure they would rather have our company but they can keep themselves entertained until we come back. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We actually try NOT to give our dog much attention before we leave. We’ve found that the more attention she gets, the sadder she is when we leave. Too much attention also reinforces the feelings of owner home=good, owner gone=bad. This is what we were told would help with separation anxiety and it works somewhat.

That being said, I feel SO bad leaving every day and I try to make it up to her all night.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Our dog has graduated from staying in the crate to staying in the the guest bedroom/bathroom when we leave. Every time we leave the house we tell her she’s going to get some peanut butter and we put peanut butter on a big kong toy that is safe for her to play with unsupervised. She’s so busy being excited about the peanut butter that she doesn’t get upset when we shut the door behind her. However, I don’t know if that is feasible if your dog is currently having GI problems.

 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Try the sad look x3….I don’t know, we pet all three of their heads, tell them to be good and that we’ll be home later…then as we walk out the door we tell the cat to keep an eye on the mutts and hope for the best before locking the door…with the 99 Boys anything can and does happen!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We dog proof it on the way out the door… shut all bedroom and bathroom doors, no pens out, nothing edible, all cords put away, no valuable objects out, and normally we’ll leave the tv on. but if pens or anything edible are out.. they eat it.. cords (like from the computer) they always get tripped up in an make things fall… Occasionally they’ll pick some random object and tear it to shreds… they just get hyper when we’re gone and noone’s there to tell them to behave. The last object they destroyed was a pillow.. they decided to play tug-o-war with it… 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

Our dog goes in the guest bedroom when we’re out. He senses when we’re leaving. We always give him a treat when we put him in there, so as soon as he sees us getting the treat he runs to the room and gets on the bed. 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I try not to give her to much attention otherwise if we do she cries/barks louder/longer!

She knows when we are leaving. Her tail starts wagging and she rushes to the bathroom to watch me get ready, then runs to the living room to see what my husband is doing. We take her to alot of places so she knows. lol But if I give her more attention, then she knows she is going. If I leave her alone she gets the picture that she isn’t going. 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Swizzle:  +1. I don’t feel bad leaving my dog because even when I’m home all day he really doesn’t do much other than just sleep lol

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

@Swizzle:  I’m kind of like that. Once I put my shoes on, he knows I am about to leave and he runs to the door for me to take him out one last time. I also give him a treat if he goes to the bathroom, so once his business is done he runs to his cage to wait on the treat. That’s about it, though. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Tell me about is, I have to literally just yall over my shoulder “goodbye panda-wanda” (her nickname) If I look then I probably would never be able to leave the house because I would just feel so bad leaving her.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mine are usually either sleeping when I leave or just about to sleep. Or maybe busy doing something else and don’t really care, lol. They usually cuddle me when I’m home, and when I get up to leave a lot of times they shoot me a look like “hey, I was using you as a pillow!” but then they settle back down and they’re fine. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We gate them in our room when we leave for work so I just yell “buy guys” as I walk out the door. They know the routine, they don’t get sad.

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