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  1. Separation Anxiety

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My beagle mix is destroying things every time I leave the house. I put her in her crate when I leave and she has bent bars of the crate and broken the bottom plastic tray. I put her crate up against the wall but every time I get home she is across the room. I feel like I’ve tried everything...
  2. Human to a rescued 9 year old Heeler/Terrier Mix and a newly rescued 8-9 month old Golden/Toller-ish Mix

    Introductions
    Hello everyone! I'm so happy to be here! My partner and I have a male 9 year old Heeler/Terrier mix named Petey, who is wonderful. Smart, funny, came to us as a rescue when he was three months old (we had a 9 year old rescued Yellow Lab at the time, so he had a good teacher). Petey has been an...
  3. Separation Anxiety In Rescue

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey friends, About a month ago, my partner and I rescued our two year old shih tzu. He was in an abusive situation where the owner was hoarding dogs and was missing an eye before animal services got him. Long story short, this dog has known company around him at all times, quite possibly since...
  4. Husky mix destroys the house when away

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, This is gonna be a long post so I hope someone takes the time to read and help us and that it all makes sense. I just adopted a male husky mix from a shelter a few months ago and we are having problems with the crate and leaving him alone. He is 11 months old and a very sweet boy but a...
  5. Puppy pooping in crate when home alone, separation anxiety?

    Puppy Help
    I puppy sit for my neighbor who I will refer to as Dad. We live in an apartment building and there are about eight steps between my front door and his. Dad lives alone with his two dogs Vinny and Hope. Vinny is a 7 month old French bulldog. Hope is a 1.5 year old Poodle. I have been puppy...
  6. Severe separation anxiety | dog - 2 fences - 0

    Dog Training and Behavior
    The background: We adopted a female lab/dane(maybe)/collie/pit mix from a friend who got her from a shelter for his boss. She is 75-80lbs smart and VERY strong. She is 3.5yrs old, was 1.5 when we adopted her. His boss had her for a month and gave her back to my friend b/c she tore up a couch...
  7. Puppy with separation anxiety

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a dog who was going to be my ESA (Yes I know all he rights an esa has, and that they are NOT service dogs, please no hate about the way I do things.) And my ESA dog started getting snappy and mean I assume because of the stress On her, We got a puppy for me to train as My new ESA and he's...
  8. 4-Month Old Puppy Compulsively Digging Through Water

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone! I have seven dogs of varying sizes and ages, and live in a very hot part of Arizona, which means that water is a must! My 4-month old puppy, Apollo - who I have had since he was 1-month old because someone abandoned him -has just started a new habit of digging in the water...
  9. Dog with anxiety even when I'm home

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi everyone, This is my first post, and I'm hoping someone can help me figure out how to help my dog feel better. I have had my dog for 2 years now, he's a rescue Jack Russell mix, 8 years old. He had a lot of anxiety when I first got him, and I've really worked with him to build his...
  10. Separation anxiety - I've tried everything!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey everyone, I could really use some advice about my pooch. My doggo Django is a rescue dog that I adopted almost three years ago in May. He is supposedly about 5 years old, even though I suspect he may be younger cuz he still acts like a puppy. He is a Pyrenees Collie Mix who weighs about 44...
  11. 4mo pom suddenly hates sleeping in the crate & barks the ENTIRE night

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all! Long time lurker, first time poster :wave: I have a 17 week old pom who decided as of two nights ago that she didn't want to sleep during bed time. Prior to this she's been great. We've had her since she was 9 weeks old. The first night she barked incessantly for about 30 minutes when...
  12. How to deal with my dog's sudden anxiety?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So I own a 2 year old harlequin great dane named Odd Thomas that has always been a bit of a crazy boy. His temperment is much more similar to a young labrador than the typical behavor of the other great danes I have owned. But recently his spazzyness has gone up to a whole new level and has me...
  13. SEVERE separation anxiety in puppy

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi! My 3 month old puppy has been having some severe separation anxiety issues. From the time we got him at 8 weeks old, we have not been able to be out of his sight for one second without him going to the bathroom all over himself. It doesn't matter if we are gone for 2 minutes or 1 hour, he...
  14. Separation Anxiety, Constant Barking, what do we do?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, Sorry this might be a long read... I'm brand new to these forms and hope I can get some help with my 5 year old German Sheppard/Chow/American Dingo mix. (At least thats what we think he is) It's my girlfriends dog, his name is Rusty, he was with her before I came into the picture so I...
  15. Housetrained dog pees in other houses?

    Housetraining
    Hi all! New here, and new to being a sole dog owner. We owned dogs my whole life growing up and now, 5 years later, I finally have my own! I adopted him in October, 2017 (4 months ago) and he is AWESOME. He had to have grown up in a house because he was alreay housetrained, kennel trained, knew...
  16. Separation Anxiety or Just A Puppy?

    Puppy Help
    Just the bullet points if you don't want to read my book below: Four month-old black lab/JRT mix, female/spayed Cries/paces if I leave the room whether I'm visible or not, sometimes has accidents while I'm not with her Fully crate trained, will hang out in there quietly and calmly even if I'm...
  17. Puppy forces poop and pee when he is left alone.

    Puppy Help
    Hello everybody. Recently, my fiance surprised me with a new 12 week old puppy, which I've been wanting for years. He is a pitbull husky mix, and so far he's been great. He's been a breeze at housetraining, with a few accidents here and there. He is good at commands, and he does well with the...
  18. Separation Anxiety - Does anyone have any success stories?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I adopted my puppy Kodi 4 months ago, he is now 6 months old. Since day one he has suffered anxiety when being left alone. My husband and I have tried all sorts of methods to fix it: - 30 min training sessions in which we leave over and over again, increasing the time very gradually (at first...
  19. Separation Anxiety in Adopted Dog

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, my approximately 3 year old pit bull was adopted at the end of August from the local SPCA. It was clear pretty soon that she had severe separation anxiety. She had ripped off the bars of her previous cage, chewed on furniture, ruined the floors in our rental apartment, chewed up a door...
  20. High separation anxiety after I leave for work

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello, first post. I have a 14 month toy Aussie-doodle, I've had her since she was 12 weeks old. Since then we have been inseparable, we spend all hours of day and night together except for when I am at work. We spend all weekend together, we usually spend 1-2 hours at the dog park Saturdays...
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