Guest lemon Posted July 10, 2013 Share Posted July 10, 2013 So I'm working on alone training and am wondering what my next move is. Tosh has absolutely no problem with me being in a different room while we are both home together so I began to leave for short periods of time giving him a stuffed Kong each time I left, keeping it low key and starting with really short absences- open door, step out, close door, come back in. I'd remove the Kong each time I returned and keep it low key. Each time I've left I've actually just sat by my front door so I could listen in to see if he started whining etc. Each time I extended my absence a lit bit and basically once I gave him the Kong he could care less that I was going and when I came back and he was still working on it he showed no signs of being anxious. However, as the time increased I left and when I came back I noticed he was panting and his Kong was empty (I can't make them too hard or he has a tendency to give up). I didn't know if this was panting from playing with the Kong or panting because he was anxious. So I used my webcam to record him the next time and this is what happened, he couldn't care less that I left and spent time getting everything out of his Kong. When his Kong was done he looked out the window ears up, whined softly and walked to the patio door. He did another soft whine and then laid down in front of the couch panting and occasionally yawning. He was like this for two minutes until I came back in and was panting when I returned. He is absolutely fine when he has his Kong full but gets anxious when it is done. So what's my next step? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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