Puppy - Very anxious :(

Discussion in 'Labrador behaviour' started by Manda H, May 20, 2019.

  1. Manda H

    Manda H Registered Users

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    Hi all,

    Our 6 month old puppy is getting very, very anxious whenever someone is leaving. To the point where she is growling and biting and trying to pull you back. She has never been very good at being left alone and crate training was a nightmare. She always does a poo when we leave her in the house and tramples it everywhere (she will do it in the crate too). This was an issue we were working on but she broke her leg 5 weeks ago and we had to be with her all the time to look after her.
    Now that she is recovering her anxiety is worse than ever, does anyone have any suggestions on how to tackle it?
    She is a very friendly wee soul but can be quite boisterous. We had started training classes but had to stop.
     
  2. Jo Laurens

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    It sounds like you need professional help beyond what can be offered on a forum. Your puppy has separation anxiety.

    I would recommend purchasing this excellent book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Treating-S...anxiety&qid=1558439665&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0

    I would also recommend taking the online course by the same person: https://malenademartini.com You can either take a generic $99 course or you can pay several hundred dollars for 1-2-1 work with a professional via Skype. Separation anxiety can take a big investment to fix and I would suggest the latter.
     
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  3. Aurela

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    my puppy, 9 months old suddenly is very anxious. He is looking and looking around. (It seems looking for something around)I am not understanding why. I don't know how to help. At first I thought it is because there is a company making noise with reconstructing of a road outside, but no he continues to do the same even when the noise stops. Do you have similar experiences before? Please help me.
     
  4. Aurela

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    He looks around himself and is continuously feared. I am feeling frightened.
    I tried to give food, to say kind word we use usually, to pet him, but without results.
     

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