My 2year old pit hound mix has separation anxiety. When myself or my husband leaves him he acts a fool. How can I break him of this so he can stay home alone sometimes?
Reply To: luckyshirley
Our lab was like this when we first rescued her. She would grab anything near her and tear it up. The only way we could soothe her anxiety was to crate train her - which really wasn't training. She ran into her crate and made herself at home right away. We were told that dogs that have bad separation anxiety should be crate trained to make them feel more at ease. Now, when we leave the house for a few hours, we leave her loose in the house and we know we can trust her. She just goes into our bedroom and sleeps until we return. The only time we crate her is when we are gone for a long time or when she becomes sick (which is rare but sometimes it happens).
Reply To: psylocke1701
That was very helpful because I'm going through the same thing with my pit terrier as well she's a 18 month old female and she's so sweet and lovable but she definitely has bad separation anxiety he I can't even go to the backyard without her scratching at the door wanting to come out with me and when I leave her alone when we go to work she's broken two cages in two weeks because she doesn't want to be in there when we leave. She does not bother anything actually the most she does is going to one of the bedrooms and climb up on the bed which is not preferred but she's not hurting anything by doing that but she does climb up on the couch and Russell her way through the blinds and hasn't broken anything yet but I had to move everything out of the window so she wouldn't I don't want her up on the couch and I don't want her in the window but I haven't been able to get her not to do that yet
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