|Barked: Tue May 8, '12 1:57pm PST |
|Thanks for all the great suggestions! I have used the pheremone scent plug ins in the past for my cats, and I didn't see much benefit for them, but a collar might be a better option for Merlin.
My boyfriend has a larger, very friendly and laid back dog. He gets to go places with us (the lake, Petsmart, etx). I would love to be able to take Gracie and Merlin too. Gracie would probably handle those situations ok, but I don't want to leave Merlin home alone so they don't get to go many places.
Merlin's nerves cause him to bark every time water flows into the ice maker, every time the coffee pot beeper goes off, every time someone walks down the street in front of our house. He can't stand for a box to be brought in and sat down...and forget it if someone gives me a birthday balloon. That messes with him for days. He's come a long way...when I first got him (2008) he was about 3 1/2 and I couldn't reach for him without him peeing on himself. He no longer does that thankfully. Only in the last year has he gotten to where he likes to play with toys. I can now reach for one to take it away from him without him peeing (as long as I'm sure he's peed recently). I can at least take him in the car to the vet and he doesn't drool, he just shakes now. I want to give him the best quality of life he can have.
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