[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: ALL BY MYSELF.......SEPARATION ANXIETY

  • From: Barbara Galasso <uwish@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: scotties@xxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 13:26:26 -0500

Hi Giselda:  I've had dogs that mourn the loss of a house mate and they 
lay around in a "funk" all day and seem depressed, but never what you've 
described.  I'm glad that she is happy again!   Barbara

& Giselda wrote:
> http://insidethegermanshepherddogsworld.blogspot.com/
>
> Barbara,
> Interesting article, as you might know, I to have a dog with major, major 
> separation anxiety.   She went nuts when I lost my old boy.  Not a fence 
> could keep her in, not a kennel, nothing, it was getting to the point that I 
> felt she needed to go to a new home that would be around her 24/7.  I had 
> simply had enough of her antics.  After a couple of months she did not 
> improve, I was actually taking her to work with me and leaving her in the 
> crate in the car so she would not kill herself at home.  My work was lenient 
> and understood and I would have to get her out for a potty break.  This was 
> proving to much stress for me.  We took her everywhere and she was with us 
> when we were not working but still, once she was in the kennel for us to go 
> to work, she went balistic.  Finally I ended up getting my addditon to the 
> family, Chic, and then Dixie settled immediately, now when we are away for 
> work, no problems.  I know she was really close to Rocket and when I had to 
> put him down, thats when it all began. But Chic has mellowed Dixie and now 
> its all good again.  The two of them are inseperable which is not good 
> either but thats the way it is.
> Giselda 
>
>   


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