Bentley

How to help with a TERRIBLE case of separation anxiety?? Help!!

I just got my newest pup, Molly, a week ago. She's around 10 months old and is house trained. The first night we left her in the house while we went to the grocery store and she tore up the carpet in front of the door while we were gone. The second day we left her in the bathroom (which is pretty spacious) and she ate THROUGH the door. The next day we got a crate and got her (over a few days) to where she would go inside and be fine with the door shut, we left her for 15 minutes to go to the laundromat and she bent the door so far inward on her crate that we had to break it to get her out. I've had people tell me to get the Thundershirt, but the reviews have said that it only slightly calms them and doesn't help completely. Our vet gave us a pheromone plug in thing that was supposed to calm her down but it doesn't work and I don't want to drug her! Please help!! :(


Asked by Bentley on Jun 10th 2013 in Separation Anxiety
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Sandy

U may look into a doggie day care. My dog stays with my dad while I'm gone( he works from home).


Sandy answered on 6/11/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


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Have you heard of DAP? It's a synthetic compound that is based on natural pheromones that nursing canine mothers secrete. When a mother dog is nursing, a protein-based compound is released from her body which soothes her puppies to keep them calm and feeling secure. This is one of the secondary reasons that puppies automatically calm down when they’re next to their mother (besides feeding).

Normally marketed as a collar, DAP is ideal for dogs suffering from separation anxiety or fear that often results because of thunder, fireworks, and loud or intimidating noises or situations.


Member 1166037 answered on 6/13/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer