its been about 2 yrs since ive had a dog lillie died 2 yrs ago on march 19 on my mom birthday i keep on asking when we can go to the shelter but it doesnt seem to be happening i get to see my aunt dog but i want one of my own ive been down with a broken arm its going to take about six weeks my brother been with me for 10 days my mom is coming back tonight how i miss her the problem is my brothers english sprringer spaniel has severe anxiety he gets very upset when they go down stairs without him he starts whinning and crying you couild her him hrough the hole buiding he is not allowed to be with the residents we own a retirement home he is very robunchise i hope i spelled it right he cant be around me very much he already knocked me down once he is about 10 months old with my arm being bad now he is more careful around me is there anything we can do about his anxieti he does know some obedience his name is mychick please help us my brthers wife doesnt want him spayed
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There are actually a few things you guys could try that I know of. Last resort is that there are actually anti-depressants for seperation anxiety. It however does NOT sound like they would be necessary in this situation. They can cause alot of health issues. I had a lurcher with severe seperation anxiety. So severe that not even the old style heavy duty metal kennels could hold her and she LITERALLY would go through doors and walls to find me AFTER causing other mass destruction. As this was in no way safe for her I eventually resorted to these meds. Got some health issues that could be linked back to the meds (heart and liver), but they were mild, and I put off the meds until she was older. LAST resort. There are also some holistic things to look into. There is no 'quick fix'. Anyways, have they tried crate training? Maybe his kennel could comfort him when they are away. There is also a very time consuming training method which may help. Play I'll be right back. Everyone (just so long as there is no one in the house, this should be done more by a certain person if the animal is focused on a particular person but having the family do it helps)say goodbye and I'll or we'll be right back. Go out the door. Stand there. Wait a minute. Come back. Sometimes making a fuss works mentioning that you came right back, sometimes it makes things worse, it just depends on the individual animal and trying to decipher what their actual issues are. The time period for waiting outside the door should get longer and longer. Do not come back if the dog is making a fuss. You should get back in the door BEFORE that happens. You are just working to let them know you will be back when you say you will. These sessions are not to be overly long, and it can take awhile to raise their comfort level with the situation. Works wonders with birds that scream when you leave too (actually adapted from that method in my case). There is also a question of how long and how often he is usually left alone? This can be a factor. And neutering has health benefits (which are the first reason to consider it) as well as behavioral. You guys should look into it. Good luck.