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Im really am at my whits end ...

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by lou2003uk, Aug 10, 2009.


  1. lou2003uk

    lou2003uk PetForums Junior

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    Ive posted before, meiko still suffering from seperation anxiety he is now 17 weeks old and has suffered from this since he was 8 weeks old. We cannot leave him alone at all or he goes nuts ive tried all the techniques. leaving my clothes in with him tv or radio on. doing it gradually,praising anytime hes quiet ignroing him before we go and when we come back, Hes doing the toilet everywhere wen we leave in his cage. I really dont know what im doing wrong.
     
  2. HighPr00

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    Get another dog to keep him company! [​IMG]
     
  3. lou2003uk

    lou2003uk PetForums Junior

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    god no im thinking about getting rid of him never mind another... i dont have the spcae time or mney for another dog
     
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    He's only 17 weeks old and a baby, surely you aren't seriously considering getting rid of him?

    Why not take him to training classes? Has he been socialised properly?
     
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    Oh no, why? [​IMG]
     
  6. lou2003uk

    lou2003uk PetForums Junior

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    when uve had 9 week sof cleaning up runny crap all over a white puppy and constant crying when u even step towards the door u cant take much more. Yeah hes in classes and hes great in them just doesntlike being alone doesnt matter who it is it doesnt have to be me aslong as hes not alone.
     
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    oh me!! i used to have a staffy cross and he suffered from sepertion anxiety, he would rip everything to pieces when u left him and he cried all the time to the point we had to get rid of him because we were giving a warning by the housing assosiation...now he has had 8 homes since(in2years) and if i could i would take him back in a secong but i dont have the space :(:( i regret giving him up hes never had the chance to settle because hes moved on constantly!!
     
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    8 weeks was far too young for SA to be an issue. I can only assume that somewhere along the line someone has given into his cries, and not been consistent in training him. Dogs arent born with SA, it is created.

    What do you do when he cries? 17 weeks is young enough to nip it in the bud, but it will be hard, and will require patience.
     
  9. lou2003uk

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    I ignore him. The first two weeks we got him we didnt work as we had flue so he was with us 24-7 so now its a big problem for him but after weeks of constant training there is no change.
     
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    His runny poo is likely to be attributed to his diet, what are you feeding him?

    If you're fed up of him now I dread to think what it will be like when he's 7 months old and likely to still be having accidents :rolleyes:

    Like Nonnie said his crying can be stopped now but it will take work.
     
  11. lou2003uk

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    he is fully toilet trained and only doing the toilet because we have left its stress thats causing him to do the toilet he is fed james wellbeloved and if we dont leave him his pooh is fine so no it isnt his diet
     
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    Where do you leave him when you go out?

    Have you tried leaving him in different rooms?
     
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    she said she leaves him in a crate x
     
  14. lou2003uk

    lou2003uk PetForums Junior

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    hes left in his crate. Yup tried the kitchen with a baby gate on same thing tried giving him the whole house same thing. apart from he destroyed everything aswell. He likes his crate will play in it eats in it etc
     
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    im kind lost have you tried something like a kong or some pigs ears etc...just so he has something to keep his mind off things x
     
  16. lou2003uk

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    Yup loadsa toys kong bone everything...
     
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    Shaw you have but just incase. have you shut him in there through the day when your at home? how long do you leave him home alone?
     
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    OK. Firstly your 17 week old pup is what he is, a pup, a baby whatever. Of course he's going to hate being left alone. But you can train it out of him. If you're persistent.

    Why don't you practice leaving him alone for like 5 mins in a room with a kong or something fun to play with and then if he doesn't make any noise for 5 minutes come back in and praise him. And as time goes by increase that time you've left him alone, eventually he'll realise ok mom's gone, but she'll be back so i'll just shut up.

    Do you take him out for a walk before leaving him? Take him out and play with him as much as you can before you leave him. He'll be tired after all that and he won't even know you've left him if he's gone to sleep for a whille.

    You can train it out of him, just give him time and patience. I'd worry more if he had this after 6 months!
     
  19. lou2003uk

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    Yeah i have , Ive tried short times like 10 mind building it up etc. nothing works. He howles the house down lol. He is left for 2 hours in the morning then someone comes in and walks him but is starting to refuse to walk him because hes alwasy covered in poo.
     
  20. lou2003uk

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    I have done all of the above nothing works have done it for weeks now
     
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