|Barked: Wed Jan 23, '13 5:36am PST |
|Hey guys I need help! I'm really reaching for ideas here. I got Quinn from a breeder in Iowa at 8 weeks of age. She is the most amazing dog ever and she very dear to me! She is a very chill husky, BUT....
She has been diagnosed with severe kennel anxiety. Today was my breaking point, she broke her 3rd kennel and destroyed a couple hundred dollars worth of items including the carpeting (the apartment is going to kill me!)We ended up having to take her to the vet and induce vomiting. I wanted to run through a list of things I have tried with her and see if anyone has any more suggestions. I have videos of her while she is crated on Youtube that are for the behavioralist but are available if anyone wants them. In short she does circles for hours on end, defecates, pees, digs at the kennel, bends the wire with her mouth, howls and barks. End result is she usually breaks the kennel and bloodies her face and paws. The howling/barking have gotten better. But everytime you put her in the kennel she defecates no matter if you are gone for 10 min or 4 hours. I don't work very much maybe 10 hours a week if that and I am home every 2-3 hours. We go to the dog park just about everyday (right now it is too dangerous to be out in -5 in the AM).
Currently I am trying the thundershirt and weighted backpack while on walks options, and filled kong.
So we have tried leaving her out alone with her barricaded in the walk-in closet (she broke out pooped on things and destroyed the bathroom), barricaded in the walk-in closet with another dog (same result), changing location of the kennel, bigger kennel, movie playing (finding Nemo), lavender candles (all of those above where at the same time and we have four whole days without pooping in the kennel and no damage to the kennel), working with a behavioralist (medications tried acepromazine had opposit effect, chlomicalm. and currently fluxotine (prozac) with a sedative), a soft sided kennel, taking her everywhere we go (she destroyed my truck), leaving her home with the other dogs with a basket muzzle on (ok'ed per the vet) (No, under normal circumstances you should never leave a dog unattended with a muzzle on)obedience training (she is ready for rally and GGC).
Short of needing Ceaser Milan I'm out of ideas and pretty close to finding her a new home. I'm running out of resources!
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