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Separation Anxiety

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by Drgnrdr, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Thanatopsis

    Thanatopsis Puppy

    This thread is exactly why I came to the forum in the first place. Was going to make a thread on this but I see it's not necessary. Some good tips here, hopefully I'll have good luck in alleviating Cleo's separation anxiety. I got her almost 5 months ago from a couple that were moving into a building that didn't allow dogs over 20lbs. My opinion on that is "well don't move into that building", they clearly didn't love her as much as I do if they were that willing to give her up. But at least as a result I've ended up with the best dog in the world.

    She had just turned 3 when I got her and I think I'm her 3rd home(but will be the last, someone would have to kill me to take her away). Unfortunately, and I think it's a result of having a new home, she is extremely attached to me. The first week or two she was my shadow, if I got up from the couch to get something from the fridge(which is visible from there) she would always get up and be right behind me. That got better quickly though however she does not like to be apart from me. After I had her maybe a month, I ran into a gas station for a minute and left her in the car with a friend who said she looked said and nervous but as soon as I started coming out and was in view she smiled and started wagging her tail.

    I've recently been starting to leave her alone for slowly increasing periods of time and will try some of the other suggestions in this thread. Wish us luck.
  2. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Good luck! If you have any questions, just start a new thread instead of asking here in this one.
  3. Thanatopsis

    Thanatopsis Puppy

    Will do, thanks. I just know lots of forums frown on people making a thread where there's already one pertaining to it.
  4. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    The reason for that is that the information is already found in one place. If you've read that thread (as obviously you have) but still have questions regarding your particular situation, it's best to start a new thread. If you bump off of someone else's thread, members may only respond to the original post, not yours. Or it could be seen as "thread hijacking" which is considered more rude in forum etiquette than bumping an old thread.
  5. Onxy'smommy

    Onxy'smommy Puppy

    I need some help with this one. I rescued a pup a couple days ago and since the minute i picked him up he will not leave my side. He will be layin on the floor by the couch if i walk to behind the couch where he can't see or touch me he freaks out. Not entirely sure of the circumstances of the first 4 months of his life that would lead to this type of behavior. If he can not see me he wont eat, wont drink whines and cries unless he can physically touch me.... i love him to pieces but would love to correct this behavior as i can not take him everywhere i go. He will be playin with my daughter and if i walk out of sight he freaks out even having his other human there. What can i do?
  6. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Don't give in to his freaking out. I'm sure that others will also have some good tips.

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