I have a chihuahua and poodle mix who is very fear aggressive, over protective and has horrible separation anxiety. She is 6 yrs old non spade, ball of energy. Is she to old to learn new behavior? –Venus
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Five days ago, I took home a lab mix which had been living with her three brothers for her entire life. She seems to have a bit of trouble adjusting to no longer having them for security. She does not like to be left alone and will follow me everywhere I go in the house; I believe she is attracted to the authority, security and companionship I provide. She does not exhibit the behavior as strongly with the other members of the family. When gated in the kitchen at night, she howls and whines and causes a fuss. I’ve tried not to appease her, but I’ve found myself sleeping on the couch in the adjacent room so that she could see me. Last night, we let her roam both floors of the house at night, and she spent the majority of the time right alongside my bed.
She is very insecure and does not like to be pet by strangers, although she is not aggressive. Is there any way I can boost her confidence and show her that people are good, and that being alone isn’t so bad?
I leave my dog in the laundry room when I am gone at work.
In the last few months, she has gotten more and more destructive. My dog always scratched the door a bit, but now it is ruined and she’s chewing on the trim round the door. I’ve tried a few things but nothing really helps.
My neighbor says she might have separation anxiety.
Can you help?
Thank You – Kay