I have a 4 year old pit mix that is having a really tough time lately. Let me give a little backround information and maybe someone will be able to suggest something to help us!
We rescued Moppett from a very bad situation 3 years ago she was not being fed let alone getting any personal interaction. This women that i knew that had her adopted her and was not aware that pups (she was 8months at the time) were so active and was not prepared to take care of a dog. So my husband and i gladly freed her from that situation. We tried to kenne her from the begining but she started hurting herself to get out of the kennel. I could barely get her in there to begin wtih. We got her the DAP and that helped but not for long i guess maybe they can get used to it. She eventually was able to break free of 3 different kennels and wasn't doing any damage to our house so we just stopped trying. Well about 5 months ago we moved 1100 miles away sold our house and bought a town house. We left her out of the house once and she destroyed the carpet upstairs so we are back to trying to kennel again.
Not only is she trrrified of going into the kennel exen if we are home she has cracked her nails on her front paws and her lips are brused from trying to chew the kennel. When i get home (usually 5 hours is the max in the kennel) she is soaked in slobber and freaking out. This is very uncharacteristic of her she is usually a very calm and loving dog. We were taking her to doggie daycare but the staff said that she really doesnt play she just sits at the door waiting to be picked up. When i leave to take her she is shaking and drooling, and when i pick her up she acts like i have been gone for years.
I have a feeling that i have caused this behavior, i have always babied her because of the horrible life she had before she joined our family. I took her to training for the first few years we got to exp obediance and she got her canine good citizen, we did agility as well for sometime, she really thrived in training.
Her behavior towards my husband and our other dog has also changed recently. She has become overly protective of me (no im not pregnant). She wont let the other dog sit with me and if my husband gives me a hug she barks and growls at him. She was never like that before. I took her to the vet because i thought something was wrong like she was in pain or sick but all the tests came back normal.
If you read all of this and are still awake, i would really appreciate any input you may have. Moppett is my best friend (other than my husband of corse) and i dont like seeing her like this.
Reply To: AWest72112
I would first of all suggest you watch all of the "Dog Whisperer" shows and "It's me or the Dog" shows you can. Cesar Milan wants people to know that to feel sorry for the dog's past keeps it stuck there.
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