Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Puppy Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-17-2005, 10:48 AM
frokenvin frokenvin is offline
Active Pup
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 17
Default a few questions about chico's separation anxiety

Hi!

I've posted a few threads about Luke, my little chihuahua/carin terrier, who has at least slight separation anxiety. I changed his name to Chico (Chi for short), because he's part Spanish, and he looks like a little man (Chico = boy in Spanish) with his dark facial markings!

Within the next year I may want to add a pup to the family -- hoping that the lonilness he feels will be cured when I am away. Is this at all a bad idea? I can only imagine that his attention would be drawn to his buddy as opposed to myself when I leave. I work overnights, and I will be attending school in fall. When I'm sleeping in the daytime, and head off to school in the evenings (it will likely be only twice a week for a few hours) I believe Chico would benefit much from another canine kind in the home (it isn't just for him, I'd LOVE to have another dog!). I also think he really misses the two dogs of the home I'd adopted him from -- probably his litter as well.

Surely I will need time to think about adding another pup into our home, but I really appreciate your guys' input!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-17-2005, 01:49 PM
Doberluv's Avatar
Doberluv Doberluv is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: western Wa
Posts: 21,914
Default

On the one hand, it seems like you're away from your dog quite a bit. But on the other hand, if you think you spend enough quality time with your dog and if he likes sleeping with you....if that's enough togetherness for him, then he might really like having another dog with him while you're gone. Dogs definitely don't like being alone. I'd suggest an adult dog, not a puppy in your situation. Puppies require sooooooo much of our time to turn out right. There are lots of cute dogs in rescues/shelters. Good luck with what you decide.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-18-2005, 07:35 AM
markussmom markussmom is offline
Active Pup
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1
Default separation anxiety, me too

Just a thought, ...maybe you want to increase the amount of time you spend with your pup by putting him in a purse and taking him to school, etc. my professors all loved having my puppy in class.

I have a small poodle that I carry in a big bag to almost anywhere I go - even out to eat. He loves it, and I love it too. My pup and I both have seperation anxiety and we both benefit from sharing time together with my fancy dog purses.

You are so lucky to have such a tiny dog, the purses they make now are so fancy that no one would know he is there.
Good luck with school -

marcussmom
Quote:
Originally Posted by frokenvin
Hi!

I've posted a few threads about Luke, my little chihuahua/carin terrier, who has at least slight separation anxiety. I changed his name to Chico (Chi for short), because he's part Spanish, and he looks like a little man (Chico = boy in Spanish) with his dark facial markings!

Within the next year I may want to add a pup to the family -- hoping that the lonilness he feels will be cured when I am away. Is this at all a bad idea? I can only imagine that his attention would be drawn to his buddy as opposed to myself when I leave. I work overnights, and I will be attending school in fall. When I'm sleeping in the daytime, and head off to school in the evenings (it will likely be only twice a week for a few hours) I believe Chico would benefit much from another canine kind in the home (it isn't just for him, I'd LOVE to have another dog!). I also think he really misses the two dogs of the home I'd adopted him from -- probably his litter as well.

Surely I will need time to think about adding another pup into our home, but I really appreciate your guys' input!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-18-2005, 10:47 AM
caseyolee's Avatar
caseyolee caseyolee is offline
Border Collies R' Us
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Northwest PA
Posts: 172
Default

OMG! A puppy purse. That is great LOL

M puppies are all too darn big to do that with, or I would
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 01:39 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site