Join Date: Aug 2017
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Help needed urgently - feeling desperate
Rollo is now getting on for 6th months old - we have had him since he was 14 weeks. He is a lovely little dog but has so many problems. Main problem at the moment is separation anxiety which is extreme. We have always had him in a crate in our bedroom, but he wakes us up at about 3.00am, banging on the crate and whining. Last night we had had enough and so moved his crate downstairs. (He is usually ok going in his crate and does so on his own). He howled and barked all night and twice managed to Houdini himself out of the crate (I have no idea how) and run up to the bedroom. We have put a baby gate on one room, which I set up with his toys, stuffed kong, crate, blankets etc but he screams continuously, biting at the bars of the gate and barking. I am now so sleep deprived I can barely function. He has never been left on his own and I am trying to train him to be alone so husband and I can go out together from time to time. I am close to tears. He doesn't like to travel in the car either and is usually sick, also terrible to walk on a lead.
I love Rollo to pieces but am feeling a nervous wreck. Has anyone else had this with their Havanese and managed to come out the other side?
Thanks for any advice - I just needed to put this all down in writing.