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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Labradors & Separation Anxiety

Chocolate Lab Pups waiting at window
Do you leave your home and return only to find that your normally well behaved Lab has dug a hole straight through your couch or chewed the cushions off each of your new dining room chairs? If so, then welcome to the world of canine separation anxiety!

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Anonymous christy said...

My girl will scratch at the floor...when we come home, we can see the scratch marks in the carpet..always in the same place too.

August 06, 2008 10:23 AM  
Blogger robyn said...

I have three chocolate lab loves in my life, Maddy, Hershey and Digger. The two girls stay home by themselves while the baby boy goes to work with "Daddy" and "Mommy" is at her job. Maddy is 2 years old and is extremely attached to me. We were at a friends lake house this past weekend and I went out for a boat ride only to have to return because my Maddy tried following the boat, first on land and then in the water. It was unreal. The girls have to be crated every day because Maddy will chew - she loves wooden door frames - while poor Hershey is well behaved. I wish I could help her get over her anxiety. She's absolutely fine if she's in her crate or home with "her people".

August 08, 2008 8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help. My husband and I just adopted a black lab from a shelter that was going to be put down. We have had him for 1 week and he has destroyed everything. He chews at door frames, barks for hours, escapes from 2 cages we got him. We are out of ideas as we have tried everything the trainer said. Any suggestions? We go to school and work and don't know if we can keep him. Anything someone can tell us would be wonderful!!!! We love him to death!

October 15, 2008 10:19 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

If your pup can escape the crate then you are not buying the right crate. I highly suggest the Midwest Life Stages crate as it has a double lock, sliding panel on the bottom for easy cleaning and you can make it has small as you need to so that your pup can be comfortable but not have room to go to the bathroom in it.

Here is an article on crate training that should help:

Also, make sure you are exercising the pup regularly and try to come back every couple/few hours (lunch time, breaks, etc) to let him out in the beginning.

Hope that helps! Don't give up!

October 16, 2008 6:14 AM  

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