Guest jaxshumans Posted September 9, 2015 Share Posted September 9, 2015 Hi everyone! This forum has been so helpful all the other times I've asked questions that I thought I would come to you all again! (By the way, Jax is completely over his statueing outside now -- took him basically 24 hours after I posted about it to completely get over it! Go figure) So here is the current issue: We started alone training with Jax immediately after we got him (it's been about 5 weeks now) and he's never shown any signs of SA. We transitioned him to being out of the crate when he's home alone and have had no problems. The other day we were coming home after being out for about 3 hours (in the evening, after his dinner and walk) and we could hear him HOWLING from all the way down the hall. We live in an apartment complex, so you can see how this may become a problem for our neighbors. We ignored him when we came in and have also been more regimented about ignoring him when we are getting ready to leave too. I got a baby monitor app to track him when we went out again the next day for a couple hours in the morning, and he was perfectly fine. No noise, just slept on his bed literally the entire time. Left him alone again this morning for about an hour, and he was fine. Then this afternoon we was alone for 2 hours, and the BF heard him howling again as he was coming home. He had also chewed the corner of a pillow, which is the first destructive thing he's ever done. This has only happened twice so far, but we want to make sure to nip this in the bud before we start getting complaints from the neighbors! My hunch is that maybe he's bored, but he's also starting to show some SA symptoms now too. I've tried leaving him a frozen Kong before, but he gets bored of it after a little while and I usually find it with most of the filling still in it. He LOVES rawhides, but I'm afraid to leave him unsupervised with one because of the choking hazards. Any thoughts about what might be going on and how to deal with it?? It's hard to do the normal alone training with him because he's normally fine, and this howling seems to be so random. Thanks in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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