|Barked: Thu Feb 14, '13 4:41am PST |
|I am fostering a puppy who has had a bit of a rough time. At 8 weeks, she and her siblings were dumped at my workplace, and she was the only one nobody in the store adopted that day. I found her a home a few weeks later only to have her returned when the new owners got an unexpected job offer out of state. Then her best buddy, one of my older foster puppies, was adopted out.
All of this has somehow caused her to latch onto me to a ridiculous degree. How ridiculous? The second I leave her line of sight, she barks relentlessly, sometimes for hours. It doesn't matter if she has enrichment toys in her playpen, if other people are in the room, if she's been fed and watered... constant barking.
I'm perplexed as to what caused this, as I work most of the day so she SHOULD be attached to my husband, if anyone. I do not acknowledge her when she barks like this, nor do I come back into the room to stop it; I try to let it stop or at least PAUSE on its own before I do, in fact. Either way, the second I enter the room, even if I do not so much as glance her way, she goes silent and calm.
She has figured out that I get up at 4am every morning and has started barking at 3:30, even though she doesn't have to go potty at that time. It's driving my husband up the wall and I'm about there, too.
Edited by author Thu Feb 14, '13 4:44am PST
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