10-17-2017, 06:44 AM
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Hates the crate or separation anxiety?
Hi guys! I recently posted about my puppy and her separation anxiety, but now I am wondering if the anxiety is fixed on the crate?
Basically her behaviour around the house resembles that of a velcro dog, although when I shower she doesn't whine at the door but will wait out there till I get out. Also, while I am getting ready for bed at night or getting ready in the morning I will close my bedroom door and she just sleeps on my bed until I come to get her.
Her behaviour is completely different in the crate. She hates being inside it, even when I am in view, although we have been working on staying in there for two minute sessions while she can see me over the past two days, and she has gone into it to lay down independently a couple of times for about 5 minutes each time.
I think her anxiety might be crate related, and I am thinking about giving her free reign of the living room and kitchen while I am gone. Any opinions on this would be appreciated
P. S. I am going to continue to have her sleep in the crate with the hope that I can transition her to sleep on the main floor instead of my bedroom.