(Closed) My puppy has separation anxiety – how to help him…

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

There’s lots of simple and easy tips and tricks to try before you try more expensive and lengthy techniques. 

Crate training is a great way to get dogs comfortable with their surroundings and also keep them from messing in the house because by instinct they won’t go where they sleep unless its a major emergency.

The simplest tricks are a hot water bottle and/or a clock(that ticks) under the blanket in his crate with him. Leaving music or the TV on also works for a lot of dogs (our solution to block out outside noises that make our dog anxious). 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

poor little guy! I’ve never heard of a dog doing that before! If he’s comfortable in his crate its worth a try, especially if he’s good at just getting in his crate so it’s not a hassle. If he can do that well I would praise him as soon as you returned from the other room and gradually increase the time period. If you go to the other room and hear him carrying on make a big deal out of it and yell and carry on. We had to train our dog to not jump on the door when we left like that. We would seriously just walk right outside of the apartment door and when she jumped bust open the door and scream at her. Our neighbors thought we were crazy for a couple of days but it definitely lessened the behavior. 

 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think you should try crate training and the crate will become a safe place for him when you are not there. Also, do not make a big deal when you come and go from the house.

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