Guest lemon Posted August 8, 2013 Share Posted August 8, 2013 I've had Tosh about a month now and have been doing alone training that whole time. He was doing well but it seems as he has become more bonded to me, he is becoming more anxious when alone. At first he had no problem eating his Kong and if he finished he might whine a few times and then sleep. As we progressed he would eat his Kong and then when finished whine more then usual, and look out the patio door and then sleep. As time went on he began to eat his Kong for a minute then whine, go look out the door, go back to the Kong, then look out the door, then whine, but within in about half an hour he would settle in and then just sleep. Yesterday I had to go to an inservice day for work and it was the first time he was left alone all day. I have a dropcam and he worked on his Kong, did zoomies, whined, paced, also barked some and rooed and it took him longer to settle but he eventually did and slept for the rest of the day. Today I didn't have work but wanted to leave him a long time for practice and when I left he seemed to just lose it, didn't want his Kongs, barked, whined and rooed almost non-stop for a half hour and I just didn't know what to do and went back (making sure not to enter when he was whining). On Monday my school year starts and I will be gone close to ten hours each day (I have someone who comes in to let him out). I am really worried this will get worse before it gets better. If today is an idication of how he will respond to being left alone I think he may need to go on medication to help him get through but he's my first greyhound so I don't know if his whining barking is just something he needs to do for a week until he realizes it doesn't change anything or if just having him "bark it out" will just escalate things. My biggest limitation is that my work is about an hour commute and I have to be there by a certain time in the morning so no doggie daycares or people who watch pets in their home are open by then. We walk for close to an hour each morning and and an hour each night and in order for me to get eight hours of sleep a night we can't just extend our walks though I have thought of possibly jogging him for part of the walk. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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