Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-28-2005, 08:28 AM
tl_ashmore's Avatar
tl_ashmore tl_ashmore is offline
Spoiled Rotten Dog
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
Posts: 785
Question Does this sound weird to you?

Ok, I read on some website, that if your dog suffers from separation anxiety, that you should call your house and talk into the answering machine. It sounds weird huh? But, I guess it would make the dog feel better to hear their owners voice. What is your take on this?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-28-2005, 09:08 AM
Doberluv's Avatar
Doberluv Doberluv is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: western Wa
Posts: 21,929
Default

I think it might freak 'em out....confuse them, get them all excited that you're somewhere around, but they can't figure out where. I think it's better to just get them slowly use to you being gone...like leave for a short time the first time you leave them and gradually get them used to longer periods. It's also good not to make a big fuss when you come and go.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-28-2005, 09:49 AM
bogolove's Avatar
bogolove bogolove is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,157
Default

Yes, I think it would be confusing to them too. Brady is usually out anyway during the day, but the cat is inside so she would probably hear it, but she could probably care less. I would just be interrupting her nap.
__________________
"You may have a dog that won't sit up, roll over or even cook breakfast, not because she's too stupid to learn how but because she's too smart to bother." - Rick Horowitz
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-28-2005, 10:07 AM
smkie's Avatar
smkie smkie is offline
pointer/labrador/terrier
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 54,755
Default

My friend Kelly has been reading the Dog whisperer book..she said there is a unique approach to anx..she was telling me about it but i don't want to try to recall the info i might screw it up..something about not seeing u as the leader so when they are left alone..i am not sure i agree with it...but still it might be right and worth a try. Mary had severe seperation anx. She would shred things and panic racing from room to room she even fell into the 50 gal fish tank. That is when i started having a sitter for her. It didn't matter if i left her with her doggy mom and dad..she still panicked. we started out slow in her training..i would at first just shut the door between us and talk to her..then leave for a couple minutes only..then stretched it out..lots of praise..She outgrew it by the time she was about 4. Aaron says she still moans when i leave, even if he is sitting in the car with her, but the shredding is overwith. (thank goodness)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-28-2005, 11:12 AM
BaileysMom's Avatar
BaileysMom BaileysMom is offline
Big Dog
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 145
Default

It seems like a little strange to me, too. Bailey has some seperation anxiety, which he is gradually getting over. I just started leaving for longer periods of time, slowly. He seems to be getting the hang of the idea that I WILL come back and he IS going to be okay alone.

I am fairly sure if I were to call the answering machine while he was alone in his crate, he would freak out. If I am in the other room talking to someone while he is in his crate he gets upset since I think he feels neglected. I think the same thing would happen with the answering machine.

But, I'm not a dog expert. And all dogs are different... Who knows!
__________________
Bailey's Page:
www.dogster.com/?136668

Yunalesca's Page:
www.catster.com/?136901
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:11 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site