Separation Anxiety: Our 7 year old jack russell/beagle mix barks for 2 hours after we leave- out of

Amy SchadeAmy Schade HarrisburgPosts: 1Member
We adopted this dog 18 months ago and have been dealing with his anxiety ever since. He is currently on Clomicalm which has helped as he is no longer destructive or defecating in the house. Shortly after we adopted the dog, our next door neighbor whom we share a wall with began working from home. Both my husband and I leave before 7 am and the dog wakes him up. The neighbor recently called animal control who suggested a shock collar. We love this dog dearly and have worked with trainers, left food-filled toys, increased his exercise, tried crating, etc. but nothing is working. I do not know what else to do for either the neighbor or the dog. Doggy daycares in the area do not open early enough for us. Please help us, I don't know what else I can do and I do not want to surrender this dog to a shelter, esp not with his anxiety issues!!

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  • Cindi LeonardCindi Leonard Plantation, Fla.Posts: 1,670Member
    Accepted Answer
    Find a responsible teen or elderly person in your neighborhood who can play with the dog until the daycare bus comes. There are also dog-walker services that you can use who will do this for you. The point is that you have to BE CREATIVE and make it work!! ^_^


  • Jack Russells and Beagles are both extremely active breeds. So probably yout pup has it double :) They need excercises and games all the time. Maybe you can try smth to entertain your dog when you're not there. Consider a Petcube, it's a toy with laserpointer, camera and wifi connection. You connect it to your phone and control the laser IE from your work, so the pet can chase it. It's better and less cruel than a shock collar.
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