Guest Trace Posted January 6, 2016 Share Posted January 6, 2016 (edited) As many of you know, I have my 2 year old girl Trace who I adopted a month ago. She has come a LONG LONG way since I got her, from barely walking to now playing and running like a champ. There is only ONE problem left...her seperation anxiety is beyond severe. I go to work from 8-12 than come home from 12-1 for a walk/lunch for the both of us, than back to work from 1-4. She is a Angel when I'm home with her, and as soon as I crate her and leave, she turns into a monster. Her seperation anxiety is insane- she ripped metal hinges off of the crate and I don't know what to do next. We have tried alone training, for hours on end, with no help at all. THINGS I HAVE TRIED: Kongs Toys Making the crate comfortable as possible (She shreds up anything in site- so no beds) Leaving her out for an hour (don't even ask how that went- I need new walls/carpet) Tireing her out (went on a 2 HOUR WALK/RUN before work- did nothing) DAP Adapter Thunder Shirt Leaving her in the crate with her muzzle on (She cut her nose pretty well because of the muzzle) Leaving her out of the crate with the muzzle on (New walls...again) Medication (Makes it worse- have tried several different types by my vet) She doesn't bark, but she CRIES CRIES AND CRIES!! I'm dumbfounded on what to do next. She HATES the crate with a passion, and she knows every morning after her walk she needs to go in it, and she runs away immedietly. I know it's still early seeing as I only had her a month and a half, but something needs to give- I need to see some improvement in some form. Please somebody help me. I'm beyond fustrated. The crying needs to stop because of the neighboors, and most importatly the ripping apart of the cage needs to stop due to her injuring herself. PLEASE Edit- Like I said, when I am home, she is an Angel, If I'm relaxing, shes sleeping next to me, If I pick up a toy, she'll play. If I said "OUTSIDE!?" she jumps up so I can put on her harness. Edit #2- There is no doggy daycare where I live (Upstate NY in the middle of nowhere) Edit #3- (Sorry trying to give as much info as possible as it comes to me) I do not show her my fustration. Edited January 6, 2016 by Trace Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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