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| | New puppy, crate training, & seperation anxiety
Hello, This is my first ever posting in a forum and I am in dire need or thoughts, experiences, & advice. I am a proud mom of a 14 week shorkie, I have had him since he was 10 weeks old. In the 4 weeks of adopting him we have had to deal with giardia, coccidia, and bloody stools so today he is finally free of all viruses and medications. I am posting today hoping anyone can help me with Ozzy. He gets seperation anxiety SO bad that we over excites himself and eliminates in his pen or crate. During the day he is in a pen and at night a rather large crate. Now I know it should only be big enough for him to turn around in but he will eliminate regardless and being in the bigger crate makes my life a bit easier by not having to bathe him at 6am everyday. I have purchased a pheromone diffuser from my vet yesterday that is right by his crate (yet to see it work) and today some calming aid gel from Petco which I am not sure if I am going to use. This is my first little dog and have never had this problem. I have left for 5, 10, 20 min etc, but its all the same. I can't leave his sight or he cries, whines, & jumps.