Hi everyone who so loves their dachshund! Our mini frets terribly when we go away, she is now nearly 4 yrs and 18 mths ago we had 3 teenagers live in whilst we went away for two weeks on a holiday and when we came back she had lost so much weight it scared us (luckily she had enough to lose). The kids in the house were from a farm and animal mad but said she just fretted too much; but we are going away again in July for two weeks again and was wondering how to cope with this for her sake. She readily goes to anyone but doesn't like other dogs, will bark incessantly at them, and she will try to take off after one when out walking etc. She gets plenty of exercise in and out of our big house and big yard and we have two teenage children who enjoy her so much. Even the dog trainer said she was very hight strung at just a few months of age. We love her and she us of course but we don't know anyone else who has this problem with their dogs. We couldn't put her in a boarding kennel because she is an indoor dog and used to all her own things and we would hate to think that she is barking all day looking at other dogs and the kennels told us she would have to be isolated. We just went away for 2 nights these school holidays and again she didn't eat her second nights dinner nor the breakfast bits she loves so much and again we had a lovely teenager come in. Any ideas for her pls?
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