My dog came from a rescue, he was flown here. It was a 30 hour flight. He came from a house with eight other dogs.
Buddy started in another foster home here in the US for about five days. He escaped his carrier/crate and had to be zip tied in.
The rescue supplied calming treats and benedryl which didnt seem to calm him.
When the foster mom brought up him barking too much in the crate the rescue supplied a bark shock collar which he barked thru the first night so they let him sleep with the daughter.
He came to live with us and I refused the bark collar. I gave him access to the house when we left and he chewed up a plastic bag and our front door knob.
So I tried confining him to a room and he chewed through the door. So for his safety we tried the carrier but he pulled the door in and escaped that and I noticed he had some chipped teeth so now we dont leave him alone.
At this point I had tried the treats and pills supplied by the rescue, CBD oil (King kanine brand), Bach rescue remedy, lavender essential oils and calming music/white noise.
While I could get him to remain babygated into a bedroom by himself for up to ten minutes he was on high alert and staring at the door waiting for my return.
We also tried kongs, dog bones, a lickie mat but he is super picky and mostly not food driven. He prefers only table foods and getting him to eat what I WANT him to eat is a whole diffrent battle.
I requested the rescue put him on medication after the trainer they sent over agreed it would be best for him as well as supplying me with a few training tips. They refused.
I asked for a check up to make sure the vets before didnt miss anything. They refused.
SO....After adopting him I brought him to the vet and he was cleared medically and they prescribed him Prozac 15mg a day which we are three days into.
So far I havent seen any change in his behavior but it could be weeks before I do.
My question is, how do I train a dog with seperation anxiety if they have no drive in food or toys. He refuses most dog treats I give him and likes only meat and cheese.
He showed interest in a treat ball stuffed with chicken but wouldnt play with it a second time.
Most training things recommend leaving them with a treat/something fun to do while your gone once you reach where we are training wise and I've got nothing.
Even the lickie pad he gets what's imediantly available and moves on. My cat licks it far long then he does lol.
He is a very anxious and meek dog so "corrections" dont make sense for him in other areas. I'm guessing it's the ChowChow in him but even the tricks I have taught him he often doesnt comply right away.
His taste in food fluxes as the days go by some days he eats certain things others he doesnt but straight human grade Meats and cheeses seem to work everytime.