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Home alone stress - still..
I really need some advice about leaving Snowflake home alone. She's almost 6 months old and I love her! We've had her since she was 4 months. She became very attached to me from day one. She's definitely my dog, which is fine with me. I love her cuddles so much!
However, she barks constantly when home alone. This is what I do:
- crating (she likes her crate but it doesn't help the anxiety)
- crate in an xpen with water, toys, and special treats
- kong toys, bully sticks..
- music on
- petsafe bark deterrant
- very relaxed leaving and entering the house on my part
I'm home most of the time but I try to leave her a little each day to get her used to it. Nothing is working. My husband was home the other day, kids at school, and I went to a friends house down the street for an hour. Snowflake whined at the front door the whole time and refused to play or get cuddles from my husband.
Sigh, she is a wonderful dog. She sleeps all night, is great with other dogs, is house trained, loves cuddles, loves to play with all of us, loves walks, etc.. The only issue is the constant alone time barking. She's not happy unless she's with me..
Please help! Will this ever get better??