Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
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I have a question regarding stress. I know our Obi has some degree of separation anxiety, it was very apparent from the first day we got him. We've done our best to try and help him deal with this issue and there has been a marked improvement I have to say. It was a slow go from the start, but we were finally able to work him up to staying home while we went to work. For about six months I was even coming home at lunch to take him out for a pee break and run around the block in the hopes of curbing his lonliness.
At home he's been very good and accident-free for a very long time and I am proud to say that he's never pooed in the house even when he was a puppy... but, it seems like everytime we leave him at grandma and grandpa's house for a 24 hour period or more he leaves them a poo surprise somewhere. It's an odd thing and very puzzling for my wife and I. They've even tried to set him up for success during our absence, taking him outside ever few hours to allow him to #1 and #2. On the day they left him alone to run to the store for an errand (they were only gone for one hour) he had even pooed three times that day, which is more than the norm for him, but to their shock they found that he had left a little surprise for them.
I believe it must be stress, any thoughts?