Treating dogs with severe separation anxiety

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It makes sense that we also want to carry our pets around, keep them near us at all times and go to them when they cry. I, too, have worked with dogs a lot, not in fostering, but I have been a groomer and worked for 2 vets. We own two adult dogs who can have some separation anxiety problems when we are away from home on vacations and such.
When someone is at home he'll pee on his tray, but when we leave him alone he'll go to pee and poo in the living area. If we chain him in the kitchen he'll make another mess cause he'll pee and poo in the area were he's chained. Then he starts stepping on it and it gets all over him and I need to wash him whenever I come back!
His loving owner doted on him until the husband broke his hip, was taken away by medics in an ambulance and had to move into a nursing home that would not take large dogs.
Mason (age 2) then was placed in a foster home where he was spoiled by his foster family and became very attached. We tied putting him in a crate - but that totally freaked him out and he actually broke the crate and hurt himself. Because he was so worked up, we did put him in doggy day care while we were at work for a few weeks while we started on the steps.
The vet also ended up putting him on anti-anxiety meds (doggie Prozac) for a couple months and the first couple times we left him home alone we gave him a sedative just to knock him out a bit. But when I would come home, the Puggle would have peed outside the crate and for some reason never had a problem pooping inside his cage would make an even bigger mess in the crate.
I won't lie, it was a lot of work, but so worth it and while we did put some money into daycare and meds, it was less than we had spent replacing the things he had destroyed.
When I come home on my break during work, he doesn't pee outside because he's already peed inside and then ends up peeing again inside once I go back to work again. That's a helpful training exercise actually and especially helpful with dogs suffering separation anxiety.


If the only time your dogs are in the crate is when you leave they will come to associate the crate with separation.
We would come home and the house would be destroyed and the gate would be down from her jumping over it. We were hoping she would settle down a little bit, but the next day after being fixed, she would jump around and jump over two gates high when we try to block her from going up the stairs.
If I kennel him I get complaints from the neighbors because he howls and barks until I come back home, but if I don't I come home to piles of grossness.
I talked to the trainer and she suggested to spray ammonia on the stuff we she tries to chew up.
We need a solution because it's so embarrassing having company over and having to make them wait and have to clean.
If I go into another room that he isn't allowed in, so he is left "alone", he will pee and poop in our formal dinning room. He is an extremely well-behaved dog, always has been, but he seems to suffer from separation anxiety when my husband or I leave. I am currently expecting my first child, so the dog is rarely left alone (and when he is it's for 4 hours or less), but with a lot of upcoming doctor appointments, I am worried the problem will continue. I always make sure to leave the radio or TV on when I go out, leave him a big bowl of fresh water, toys, and his Kong to keep him occupied, but it doesn't seem to help.
He's really a great dog, he just has those couple things I have to figure out, but look at that face. They are both house trained and know not to pee in the house, but the Pit Bull will potty in our house in random areas (hallway, kitchen, etc.) when we sleep if we don't let her sleep in the room with us. They always slept with us, but I am now 6 months pregnant and it is just too uncomfortable for them to be in the bed with us so we let them stay in the living room. He poops every morning, but still everyday when I get home there is a poop pile and a pee spot. I tried crating him in a crate small enough for him to just turn around in and he still went in his crate.


Anyways, Fred will go all night with out going potty in the house, but if we leave the house for a half hour we come home to him having peed and pooped in the livingroom or kitchen. I would take her with me, but she barks at everyone who comes near me and I'm working on that as well. My daughter said she sat at the door and cried for me the whole time I was gone, she would pick her up and try to calm her down, but she would fight her to get away and back to the door waiting for me. I should also mention she is a rescue dog that was first taken to the shelter where she was rescued from a no kill rescue, then adopted only to be returned as she was too playful for the elderly couple.
We have tried kennel training and he broke two of the wires trying to get out and hurt himself.
We have a baby coming in 3 months so would really like to not have to worry about her laying or crawling in dog pee!
When I give my son a bath there isn't enough room in my bathroom for all 3 of us, so I have to shut the door and lock her out.
You lock him in a very large cage, the house, and he can't escape the imagined enemies. If I am home and shut her out she pees on the floor even if there are other people in the house.
We have taught him a few commands, and potty trained him, but when we leave, even for an hour he poops in his crate. Once he even peed in the crate and it ruined the floors so the crate was moved into the garage until we can trust him.



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