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Old 04-06-2014, 10:22 AM
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Question puppy with seperation disorder?

me and my "partner" have puppies together. both girls and both between 3 and 3 1/2 months. whenever my "partner" leaves their dog cries non stop and howls and nothing i do can distract her. (ive tried food(treats, food, bones,peanut-butter )toys, affection ect) she still will cry until the return of her owner. when i leave .. nothing! not even MY puppy cries. i DONT want them crying over me but why do they do it to my "partner" and not me? ive known them just as long since day one and always played with and fed them.. any idea why? also when she starts crying she gets reckless and bites and knocks down EVERYTHING in her sight!!!
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All puppies go through separation anxiety. Best thing to do is to ignore her, not praise her behavior by giving her treats or affection. Try to crate her and your dog as well. Having them side-by-side should help. When putting her in her crate, leave her in for a short time and then return. If she didn't bark or whine, then let her out and praise her. You can try to get some KONG toys that you can put treats or sprays inside of it. That should redirect her attention and she'll cry less. The most important thing is to ignore her if she starts to cry. I know it's annoying and that it hurts to hear, but it just makes it go on for a longer time. Some dogs can be crate trained within 2 weeks, others will take more than a month. Also, whenever your partner leaves or returns, be sure to not say "hello" or "goodbye" to the puppy. Leave without paying attention to the puppy and then come back without acknowledging the puppies. If you greet the puppy while they're hyper, it will strengthen separation anxiety. Let the puppy calm down for a good 10-15 minutes before you pet and greet the puppy. Good luck with your puppies!
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:08 PM
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I don't know why one pup gets upset when your partner leaves but doesn't when you leave. Sometimes we just have to solve the problem without fully understanding the reason.

Maybe this article will help. Canine Separation Anxiety - Whole Dog Journal Article
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Thank you for the link! And your opinions. When ever she gets so excited that my "partners" home if we don't pay attention to her immediately she tends to pee? We redirect her to the pad. But she's done this since about a week after we got her at first she didn't even PLAY BARK!
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Make sure your housemate tells you before they get home. That way you can take the puppy outside and make sure she pees. Don't let her drink until after your housemate gets home. A good rule of thumb is that, with puppies, they tend to want to go to the bathroom about 20-30 minutes after they eat or drink. That's how is was with my dog. I would make sure they call you an hour early - that way you can pick up her water. When there's only about 30 minutes left until they arrive home, let her outside. If she doesn't go, try every 10 minutes. Once she goes to the bathroom, make sure that she doesn't drink anything - again why the water should be picked up.

Doing this should help to prevent her from peeing upon your housemate's arrival. If she does pee, it will be very little, not a full bladder. Remember that whenever she calms down or if she is calm during arrival, praise her. Don't get her riled up, either. Just a simple body stroke (you can do this as long as it doesn't rile her up) and "good girl" will do fine.
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I'm going to start trying this! It sounds like the best plan. I was just wondering how long after they would need to go pee or poo so thanks. Now I know that 15-30 mins after I feed them and give them water I take them out (or have them on the pad).
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