3 moves and the loss of his brother, my otherwise perfect Airdale has developed an extreme case of separation anxiety
We are working with a specialist trying to crate train a 6 yr old, but it doesn't feel right or safe (according to what I have read and witnessed) . We are at our wits end.
We would love some sound advice so we can help Oliver and get our life back!
on Dec 7th 2012
in Separation Anxiety
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How long ago did all this happen? He's probably just overwhelmed and needs to adjust. Dogs like stability and structure. Some dogs don't take well to a lot of change. Try giving him lots of structure and exercise. Crate training is a very good idea. You have to make him view it as a good thing. Feed him in it with the door open. Toss treats and toys in there with the door open. A crate can be their own private place that's secure and safe. You can also play a game where you leave and come back. Start with just a few seconds and extend the time. You can give him REALLY YUMMY treats when you come back. Good Luck!
Kali answered on 12/7/12. Helpful? / 0