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Our puppy definitely has anxiety, and heís doing much better with separation at home, but we still have a long way to go. Itís been a tough read because heís sick, but as Iím putting the pieces together, I suspect he did not do well at the vet. I havenít left him other than the groomer because Iím being very careful to increase the time heís alone gradually. Iíve accidently sabotaged our progress a couple of times by going too fast. But, I assumed the vetís office would know how to manage any problems. I should have asked more questions.
Both times I dropped him off for grooming he didnít freak out, but they also called me hours early both times and he was super clingy for a while afterwards. He warms up to strangers, but hates being alone/crated, so I think they were trying to avoid keeping him in there too long. Interestingly, they also called me hours earlier than I expected from the vetís office. I actually think the groomer is more conscientious of not damaging all the work weíve already done, and the vet is a little more like, ďlet him cry it out.Ē Although, I do understand dropping him off for neutering is very different and of course heís going to be upset! Now I just wish I had said something beforehand.