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!

Asked by Member 1144131 on Dec 7th 2012 in Separation Anxiety
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Kali earned her wings 10/21/14

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 earned her wings 10/21/14 answered on 12/7/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer