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  1. Escalating destructive behavior in old dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Background: I adopted my dog from the shelter when he was 6 months old. He had already been returned to the shelter twice in his short life. I crate trained him, and when he was around two years old, I weaned him from his crate and he's had the run of the house ever since. We lived in that house...
  2. Destructive Rescue

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    I'll apologize in advance for the lengthy post but I'm at my wits end and feel like I've tried everything. I want to preface by saying Charlie isn't going anywhere. My goal here is to get input and there's no way he's going back to the shelter. A year ago, my husband and I adopted Charlie. We...
  3. Separation anxiety inside. "Okay" outside.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, Before I dig in, here’s some info/background on the dog to help prevent any suggestions/questions to my query that I’ll already address to help you help me. So, on April 21st my girlfriend and I adopted a dog from our local shelter. Remi is a male akita mix who is 1 year and 6 months old...
  4. Help!

    New Additions
    We adopted a new puppy 4 weeks ago and everything has been going well other than anything associated with the crate. I believe she is suffering separation anxiety but that is just a guess and the vet was of no help. She is only in the crate for about an hour a day. She will not sleep in it at...
  5. Advice for severe separation anxiety in a large(ish) dog?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Roughly one month ago, my boyfriend and I adopted a dog from our local animal shelter. We volunteered there and fell in love with Tobei, a 40 pound Australian Shepherd Chow Chow mix. After getting him settled in at home, we took him for a physical at the veterinarian's office and discovered that...
  6. Older dog developing destructive habits

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So, I have a 9 year old Springer Spaniel who, up until about a year ago, was a very well behaved dog. We used to get him out for a half an hour walk everyday, and then about 3 days a week we would take him to a field behind my old high school and let him run around off leash for about 30-45...
  7. HELP! Destructive anxious dog from nowhere & unable to resolve

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I'm hoping for some advice here. I moved in with my partner last January (13) and have always been well received by her lab cross whippet. She's a shy dog who, when we're here is happy to sit on her bed and chill out (except if the door goes). Last August and from out of the blue, she began...
  8. New adopted dog has separation anxiety

    General Dog Discussion
    My newly adopted 8 month Lab/Pit mix, Lilly, has some separation anxiety issues. (just adopted her straight from previous owner on sunday, 1.19) She is kennel trained but will whine and howl when we leave the house. Also, she doesnt like being shut out of a room. She follows me around the house...
  9. Destructive separation anxiety

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a 6 year old australian shepard mix...througout his life, he occasionally gets anxious and mildly destructive when we leave the house. We often take him with us when we go out, and when we don't, he has scratched the wall, chewed door matt, etc. In the past, it has not been terribly bad...
  10. Escape Artist Rottweiler

    Dog Training and Behavior
    About a month ago I adopted a 2 year old Rottweiler mix. He's a wonderful dog but has some very SERIOUS separation anxiety issues (I know this word is used very loosely sometimes but this is for real). My fiancee and I took the trash out of the house one day and Meatloaf tore a 6 inch hole in...
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