I just rescued a two-year old lhasa apso, cavalier king charles spaniel mix. Everything is great, except he doesn't like to be left alone and there are times that I need to go out for whatever--market, doctor visits, etc. I left him in the patio one day for an hour and he tried to break out. He was working on pushing the slats away. The next day I left him downstairs in a two room area with his toys and the TV on. He practically dug my carpet near the door. Does anyone know how I can solve this problem.
two words crate tranning when i leave my dog at home if i have to go some where i have her in a big crate so she does not destroy anything and then when you come home take her outside and let her play a little bit... trust me i had a 1 yr old boxer pup n if it wasnt for that crate my house probully wouldnt look like a house anymore. . it think that is they best thing to do if you have a dog that will do that or is not house broken..and the best type of crate if you deside to do that is they metal ones so that they can see whats going on around them...so.. i hope this helps you buh byezz
around what age did people trust their dogs to leave them in the house while they are gone(once they are potty trained of course) i don't mind leaving my golden puppy in my bathroom for the few hours that i have to right now because i feel she is samll enough for the space, but once she is grown i want to be able to leave her in the open house i am hoping with good training around 8 months? is this too optomistic?
I have a 4 year old rottweiler who is no longer in his crate. When he was around a year and a half I started leaving him alone for 10 minutes and kept increasing the time. He did very well until one day I came home and saw that he decided to rip up the carpeting and padding in the foyer. So it was back to square one with him. Next was the love seat arm so back in the crate once again. He is now crate free and doesn't destroy or do anything in the house. We also have a 7 month old boxer who is crated and she is no where near being trusted out of that crate just yet. As far as trusting your dog being left out of the crate, its not something that you decide to do one day and leave him alone to roam the house. It has to be a gradual thing to start testing the waters to see how he/she is going to do alone. This is also not something that is going to happen over night. You must work at it with your dog. Leave him out of the crate for 10 minutes - leave the house (act like you are going somewhere but stay outside). Come back in and see how well your dog did. If he did ok, then continue leaving him for 10 minutes a few more times and then keep increasing the time to another 10 minutes and then another 10 minutes. If at any point your dog does something wrong while being left out of the crate, start all over again with 10 minutes.
Hey, I wonder where Miss Un-Lady-Like Bird is. She's against crate training. I am all for it! It is the best thing to do. Put a towel in the crate (a heavy-duty plastic crate is good, always get one size up than you need), and do what Halo611 does. It is a very good method, I gotta admit, Halo! ---Allie the Chihuahua is mine! hpp://www.dogster.com/?41063 Wanna be pup pals?
Yes, for short trips, a crate. To teach them to accept alone time, don't give them a big greeting when you come home. Start by leaving them in the crate for short periods alone. Give them a treat filled toy, like a kong. Wait until the crying stops for at least 30 seconds, then go back in and walk around. Don't make eye contact. Leave again. Wait until the dog stops crying again then go in and let them out. Do not make a big deal. Do not even speak to them. Start with periods of five minutes and increase to an hour or so. Then as they are okay with that, leave them in the room (again with a food filled toy), and start to get ready like if you are leaving, but don't go anywhere. Just walk around, then sit down again. Evuentually they will strt to understand that it's no big deal and will be fine alone. *xoxo, FrostyGirl* http://www.photowow.com/r/contest.asp?p=vote.asp&c=156&i=17456 Vote for my Coconut!
Crate training is absolutely the best.................My male is almost 2 and he still has to go in when I am gone cuz he's a bad boy LOL. He loves to go in it tho and he knows he will get rewarded when I come home. He has been in 1 since the day I got him at 8 weeks and the doors are kept open for him when I am home and he is free to come and go from it. And yessssssss he goes in it on his own occasionally. My advice is to put it in a room where there is alot of activity and put him in there a few minutes at a time (5 or so) when you are home just to get him used to it. Then add a minute or 2 at a time. make sure that when he is not in there that the doors are left open for him to go in and out freely. You can also store his toys in there when he isnt in it and that way he "HAS TO" go in it to get his toys to play. I do not recommend leaving toys, treats or food in there when you are not present. He will NOT like being in there at first but you have to stick it out.
Help!! I have a 9 year old Lab/ Retriever mix who I adopted last year. Just in a matter of the last two weeks she has had seperation anxiety to the point where she ate herself out of her kennel and is now (twice) chewed a chain link fence to the point of breaking it- and has gotten out. I have her on amitriptyline but to no avail. She is now on valium but is still injuring herself just to get out. I have missed almost a weeks worth of work trying to "help" her but instead I am pulling my hair out because my great dog has gone nuts and I don't know what to do for her. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Any ideas on solid crates- no plastic please- she ate this one. Or any ideas on how to reinforce the chain link kennel run that I have now?