Dear Dogster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Dogster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Dogster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.
Dogster magazine, www.dogster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.
Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.
Attachment/separation anxiety? How to prevent?
Last week we adopted a 6 month old rescue pup. He looks to be a pit mix. He was found hungry on the streets by a good samaritan a few weeks before we got him. He's doing very well with us, appears to be house trained, sleeps on a bed in the family room. We have two difficulties. 1) he does not want to use his crate and we need him to be crate trained (we are working on a gradual program to create positive crate associations for him). 2) He already seems to be VERY attached to me (mom in a family of four). when I leave he whines & tries to follow me. I left him home yesterday with my husband. We had him leashed & he chewed through the leash. Are there things we can do or avoid to help with this?