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He looks like he's smiling, though!!!
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So glad to see this thread! Lonnie is about 14 weeks and he's a constant barker and whiner when he goes in the crate or is in the expen and I'm not. I typically can ignore it, but his bark is EARSPLITTING! He can bark for 10 min...I will continue to ignore tho. When he does get quiet I'll say "good boy" but then he just starts to bark more.
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I have the barking with Bella also, it's hard to keep calm when they don't stop, I have been working on her, and she seems to be responding somewhat. Now when I need to go upstairs and away for a minute, I softly tell her, mommy will be right back, she would always bark when I did this, but now she seems to be getting it, thank God! I am assuming it's separation anxiety. Hopefully as I continue with this, she will keep responding to it.

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Oh Scout I'd be tapping at the crate too! By the looks of that lampshade you are wearing it must have been some party. Hope he is out of jail now and hatless!
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My Sophie has separation anxiety also. I could have fixed it pretty quickly I think but with her getting so sick I stopped leaving her and working on it sicne stress makes her worse I didn't want to exasperate things. But she is so much better with the separation thing now. As a pup if she were behind the cyclone fence (while I was mowing the back yard) or in a crate (which I only do when I'm painting or on the computer, I have a wire crate set up in the window so she can safely look out while I work but I only put her in when she asks and take her out if she asks it's not for confinement just a window seat) anyway if I were more than a few feet from her she would fuss and whine and take the wire with her teeth and TUG TUG TUG for all she was worth.

I have worked really hard on it again now that she's feeling a lot better and can walk around the block (I watch what she is doing via NEST camera with my iPhone) and she and Aunt Edna just sit at the window and watch for me. I am usually gone 5-7 min and when I come back I calmly walk in the front door, no eye contact or touching, just go about my business and she's gone from leaping all over me crying like her life was over, to calmly greeting me like it's no big deal.

I work from home so am always with her if I could go back I'd start leaving her from the get go but I had never had a dog with separation anxiety before and didn't recognize it as the big problem it is before it got engrained. My goal is to be able to actually get in the car and go to the grocery store and leave her home and still have a home to come back to.
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Oh Scout I'd be tapping at the crate too! By the looks of that lampshade you are wearing it must have been some party. Hope he is out of jail now and hatless!
Scout's out of jail most of the time now. He still has to be leashed for five more weeks.😟 He knows not to move without us. The cone had to be on all this time because he kept trying to chew his leg. Just removed it and hopefully it can stay off. He's a very happy boy now!
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Oh good! It's always good when that darn thing can come off.
They are both such beautiful dogs!
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So glad to see this thread! Lonnie is about 14 weeks and he's a constant barker and whiner when he goes in the crate or is in the expen and I'm not. I typically can ignore it, but his bark is EARSPLITTING! He can bark for 10 min...I will continue to ignore tho. When he does get quiet I'll say "good boy" but then he just starts to bark more.
This is the where we're at w/ Ferdie (just brought her home 2 days ago!). She's got the ex-pen connected to a crate, but we're not using the crate really for anything besides a spare bedroom for her to go in :-P Anyways, she whines when we stick her in there, and I'm working on waiting for her to be quiet and then I click and treat. I've been using random times of her being quiet so she doesn't get used to only being quiet for a few seconds. Either way, when I walk over to give her the treat, she gets all excited and riled up again! I don't know if after a few times I should just bring her out with me as a little reward or just let her fall asleep like she eventually ends up doing!
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This the funniest thread I've read. Now I don't feel alone. I don't have whining but quiet, gentle, little Woofs! Woof! Pause Woof! Woof! with big brown eyes staring at me. Starts around 5 a.m. to go outside. At the end of the bed where I can't reach her. When I try to grab her to quiet her down - she jumps on the floor. Woof! Woof! Loud enough it wakes me but daddy sleeps through it.

I like to read the newspapers on the computer in the morning but can't concentrate because Patti sits on the floor - Woof! Woof!....I wanna play. I didn't get into the kitchen early enough this morning and she Woofed! at daddy and he finally fed her.

She, also, Tapson the window to go outside. In and out numerous times and I have a doggie door she can use. Taps at the bedroom glass door to go out. Runs around the house to the doggie door, back into the house, back to my bedroom to Tap on the door again to go back out. Round and Round.

Taps at the refrigerator door for a baby carrot. My daughter started that. Taps on the ice maker for ice cubes. I'm hoping she grows out of this.

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So glad to see this thread! Lonnie is about 14 weeks and he's a constant barker and whiner when he goes in the crate or is in the expen and I'm not. I typically can ignore it, but his bark is EARSPLITTING! He can bark for 10 min...I will continue to ignore tho. When he does get quiet I'll say "good boy" but then he just starts to bark more.
It's typical for dogs to put up a fuss when confined. From this thread and reading dog training books I learned you should not respond to the barking, crying or whining. When you do it only reinforces them to do it longer, because eventually you'll respond.

Patti had an ex-pen the family-room kitchen area. As a tiny puppy she didn't put up much of a fuss when confined to the ex-pen. But, she soon learned she liked the door open with the freedom to roam in and out as she pleased. We were very diligent about not responding to her fussing when we closed the door. It was NOT! easy.

Patti might go on for a what seemed like a long time but, as soon as, she stopped and before she could begin again we took her out or picked her up. We might of waited 10 seconds after she stopped crying. It worked. We no longer have the ex-pen but I still occasionally use the crate if I need her confine her for some reason. She might give a little "Yelp! Let me out." But it stops quickly as she knows I don't respond if she keeps Talking.
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