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separation anxiety

i have a 3 year old male havanese who is suffering from major separation anxiety. we had to confine him to the kitchen due to peeing on bed and furniture. prior to that he had full run of thehouse. hasn't been in a crate in over 2 years,can't go that route. he's safe in thekitchen, does not destroy anything and doesnot eliminate. he's so stress, don't know what to do. he barks continuously while we are gone. i've been doing the in and out thing with cue words but nothing seems to help. any tips. please help. it's breaking my heart.
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wow - that is not good! I have not had this problem with mine, but I am told that a trainer could give you some tips on how to handle it. You should check with your vet to see if they have any ideas, and/or can give you the name of a trainer to help.
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Did this just start suddenly? What changed?
Is he eliminating on the furniture when you are not home or when you are there?

If this is sudden and there is no reason for change, you should take him to his vet to rule out any medical problems.
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hired a trainer, we were doing okay andthen had a setback. now my dog has no interest in the "new way" we were trianing him. he's more anxious then everbefore.
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Yikes, you should get your $ back, or have them come back & try something new.

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well, there was a change in everything. i had to go home for a week due to healthproblems with my dad,fell and broke my arm when i returned, couldn;t walk or take care of the dog for 2 weeks. major stress in my life due to dad's illness sooooo, lot happened. he had full run of the house, would pee only when we were not home. closed the doors to the bedroom and then he pee on the couch. soo, back in thekitchen until we can figure out what to do.
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It sounds like it is just a bit of adjusting to all the stresses going on. They do pick it up from us!! I would do what you are doing, start back at the beginning, in the kitchen until you can trust him a little more. I may take just re-training him.
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i find he is less stressed when i leave when he can see me leaving thru the garage door but, that means he is not in the kitchen. do i try it once and see what happens? or is it too much to ask too soon?
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I think it might be too much too soon. I have a word signal that I give mine when I leave for work, they all calm down, and then I go out thru the laundrey room into the garage. So they dont actually see me either. Have you tried bully sticks, or fill a kong with Peanut butter & kibble , freeze it & give it when you leave. It might keep him from crying, or barking for a while & then we might sleep.
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did the kong route, he doesn;'t even go near it. when i return, it's still filled with whatever i have filled it with. i've tried chews, etc. no interest. doesnt go near it until after i return home.
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