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by StarrLightning
Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 3718

Re: Separation Anxiety

I had to post an update..... We've had Little Bit now for almost 9 months and tried for the second time to wean her off of her SA meds........ and so far.... so good!!!!! She goes in her crate no problem, no destructive behavior, nothing. Also I think that DH's new schedule helps. The dogs are only ...
by StarrLightning
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Shedding! </3
Replies: 18
Views: 2521

Re: Shedding! </3

My Min Pins shed really bad. They get a bath once a week. I scrub them with shampoo and try to remove as much hair as possible, and them soak them in conditioner. I then rinse and continue removing as much hair as possible - by scrubbing them up and down with my hands. Once they are dry, I brush th...
by StarrLightning
Mon May 16, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 3718

Re: Separation Anxiety

I think Ranger might have SA. He used to have "stress poops" when we didn't crate him. Sometimes he'd eat the poop then vomit. Once when he was left alone at a friend's house he broke through a window. We started crating him and he stopped the stress poops. He is crate trained, actually g...
by StarrLightning
Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 3718

Re: Separation Anxiety

Okay so we got the schedule to wean Little Bit off of Reconcile from the vet. And we started it last Friday and there have been little to no symptoms of SA. Looks like she was just never crate trained properly. :)

This makes me happy!!!!!! Now to tackle the lack of house training...
by StarrLightning
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Stuffed Kong Recipes
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Stuffed Kong Recipes

I need some ideas (other than peanut butter) to stuff and freeze a kong with for Little Bit.

Apparently peanut butter does not sit well on her stomach.

Thanks.
by StarrLightning
Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 3718

Re: Separation Anxiety

Poor gal. Lucky she's now got someone who cares who can help her out! I'd talk to a vet to see if its safe to stop the meds cold turkey or if there needs to be some adjustments to get her off of it, and along with that, just take it slow and do your best to make the world a positive place for her. ...
by StarrLightning
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 3718

Re: Separation Anxiety

Poor gal. Lucky she's now got someone who cares who can help her out! I'd talk to a vet to see if its safe to stop the meds cold turkey or if there needs to be some adjustments to get her off of it, and along with that, just take it slow and do your best to make the world a positive place for her. ...
by StarrLightning
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Why small dogs bark?
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: Why small dogs bark?

Little Bit barks at anything.... it seems to me that if I mute the television or something like that and listen closely her hearing seems to be more sensitive than the larger dogs and I think she may be barking at some of tiniest sounds that she deems dangerous.
by StarrLightning
Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 3718

Re: Separation Anxiety

So after having her a little over a week, in all honesty it does not look like to me that the newest member, Little Bit, has SA. It actually looks like to me that she was not crate trained properly and she seems to get very bored in her crate. I would like to find a way to get her off of the Reconci...
by StarrLightning
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 3718

Re: Separation Anxiety

Ah, so she is brand spankin' new to your house! Have you tried giving her a frozen kong, bones, or anything to keep her occupied in her crate? I'm wondering if its just that she's never been properly crate trained and her former owners misdiagnosed her behavior. I'd try the basic tricks, giving her...
by StarrLightning
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 3718

Re: Separation Anxiety

Right now her crate is in the living room, separate from the other two dogs. Would it help her if her crate was in the same room as the other dogs? I'm willing to try almost anything to help her. It may initially calm her, but I would be very very careful with it. More often than not, owners with S...
by StarrLightning
Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 3718

Re: Separation Anxiety

Okay so this morning - moved her crate into the same room as the other two dogs. Did the same routine as I stated before and she didn't make a peep. I don't know if she cried after we left for work, but nothing as I was pulling out of the driveway.

This dog has me baffled...
by StarrLightning
Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 3718

Re: Separation Anxiety

Right now we're using the same routine we have for the other dogs, make sure her favorite toys are in there, give her a few treats, tell her nicely to go in her crate, treat, praise, lock the door, and treat one last time before walking out the door. She absolutely loves my female Navaeh - she lays ...
by StarrLightning
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 3718

Re: Separation Anxiety

Right now her crate is in the living room, separate from the other two dogs. Would it help her if her crate was in the same room as the other dogs? I'm willing to try almost anything to help her.
by StarrLightning
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 58
Views: 3718

Re: Severe Separation Anxiety

The meds on their own aren't going to solve the SA, they are meant to take the edge off so you can work on the desensitization protocol with her, with the eventual goal (months or years, depending on the dog) of not needing the meds at all. Check out these books and articles: http://www.wagntrain.c...

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