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Aug 20th, 2007 23:38
My 1 year old Dachshund drives me CRAZY. He is not happy unless he is by my side at every possible moment. If i put him in another room with chew toys and other things he ignores them and whines/barks for me to come get him, even if he can see me through the gate ( i've tried making it where he can't see me as well). If i put him outside he barks for hours for me to come get him and when i finally do, because it's getting dark or he needs to eat, he has this look on his face like OOOOHH GOD THANK YOU MOMMY FOR COMING TO GET ME, ITS SO TERRIBLE TO BE OUTSIDE. If i get up and go to the bathroom he follows me and barks and whines at the door. Ive tried giving him things to distract him while i'm away but he refuses to eat or play with them unless i'm sitting beside him. I've taken him for long walks up to 4 hours at a time and he still whines for attention. I've taken him to the vet and he's not in pain and nothing seems to be wrong. I've left clothing of my with him for comfort with no sucess. But when he is with me or i try to play with him one on one he just ignores me and runs around like a normal dog. IM SO CONFUSED and I'm out of ideas!! I have a baby on the way and I will be unable to deal with the constant barking and whining from my little dog. I've had dogs my entire life and never had a problem like this. If anyone has any advice or has dealt with a simlar situation please reply.
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Aug 23rd, 2007 14:40
try staying with him all day and giving him NOTHING BUT ATTENTioN, i did that to my dog and she got sick of me and stopped bothing me. Also try that when you give her attention. He may be lonely when your gone. try going to the park and letting him paly with the other dogs. he might just a companion
Sept 9th, 2007 08:54
it sound like seperation anxiety to me what do you do when you leave or come back do you make a big deal about it talk to him i would start by changing that don't talk to him when you leave or come home don't be excitable just be calm don't pet when you first get home wait until he's outside to give the attention it might also help to make him work for other things like get him to sit before you let him in your arms or pick him up if it is seperation anxiety you may want to talk to a behavorist b/c seperation anxiety gets worse with age
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