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Sara asks...

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Is it okay to bring a 10 week old puppy on a plane for a 3 week vacation?

Sophie asks...

This question is about: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Separation Anxiety

I think my 8 week old male mini dachshund has seperation anxiety. He was given to us at just over 6 and a half weeks. (I assumed he was already 8 weeks).rnHe's such a lovely boy, loves his food and loves playing fetch.rnI bought him a metre round pen. I've put his bed in it, with lots of toys and towels . He likes his pen, he will actually go in there on his own and sleep/play with his blankets. When he falls asleep with me I put him in there and he stays asleep most of the time. I sometimes feed him in there. We do let him sleep with us at night, in our bed. I realise now that was probably a huge mistake. He sometimes cries to get in the bedroom.rnHere's the problem, I work for only 2 hours a day, 4 days a week. Before I leave for work I feed him, exhaust him by playing with him, put the tele on, a ticking clock by his pen, then put him in the pen when he's asleep. The pen is in the kitchen/dining room. After about an hour of sleep (I watch him live on iPad stream) he wakes up, sees I'm not there and screams the city down. Even if he's not in the pen and I'm not there he will cry. It sounds like he's being strangled! He tries to escape, soils his pen etc. I've got him a little Kong that I fill with treats and freeze but that doesn't even seem to distract him from the fact that I've gone. He even cries when I leave the room sometimes.rnI'm trying to clicker train him, I'll put him in his pen and leave the room, ignoring his cries, and when he's quiet for about 2 seconds I'll click and walk over to him saying "good boy quiet", sometimes I'll give him a treat and then I walk back into the other room and repeat it for about 5-10 minutes.rnI do this about 3 times a day. Then I let him out and he's all over me(I try to be as distant as I can) I feel like I'm just torturing the poor guy. Any help would be wonderful!

Maria asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise

My dog barks and tries to bite people and other dogs, and when I try to calm her down she even gets aggressive towards me. Is there something I can do to change her behavior? And she does this excessively, as soon as she spots something that can move she starts barking and gets aggressive.

Allyson asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Hyperactivity Separation Anxiety

My dog never really has been away from home and me. Me and my dog are in a new home with new family and she is beginning to act protective of the new families child. And anxious to leave, constantly going to the front door.

Ana asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger

We are fostering to adopt this little guy from the cocker spaniel rescue, and he is sweet and loving- perfect in every way except one: he likes to eat socks, and when you try to take it away from him, he snarls and bites. He's fine when u take other toys away, it's just socks (which he knows he shouldn't have... Looks guilty the second he's spotted with one!)rnrnWe absolutely love this dog and want to keep him... But I am worried about how to stop this behavior. What do you suggest?

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