I am slowly but surely making some progress with Zelda and her SA. She has her D.A.P. collar when she is in her crate. And among other little things that i have changed for her, its been helping. I have been through a whole list of different things i've tried with her and none of them helped, except the D.A.P. seems to be. As well as stressing the way I deal with leaving and coming home when it comes to her.
She still has bad SA, and she still rips apart her sheet i put in her kennel, and barks/howls while I am away. But not as much as she was doing, according to the family, after I got her the D.A.P. collar and adjusted my routine with coming and going.
The trainer i am getting is coming on the 10th. And i hope she will have some other good ideas.
But in the mean time, and even after the trainer.
How do you guys deal with your dogs SA? (In terms of how do you live your life and do a full time job?
I am not working full time because it just is really unfair to Zelda for me to be gone 9-11 hours a day, even if someone can let her out or hang out with her for a couple hours.
I really need that full time job, i am not even getting by right now with my two part time jobs, its really hard. But i have so much guilt leaving her. I don't even leave her to go and hang out with friends, unless someone can watch her for me or at least for more than half of the time i'm gone.
This is one of the three things about Zelda that has been really stressing my life. Because of financial, emotional and social reasons with this one.
Just wondering how you all deal with it? Do you block out the fact that your dog is freaking out being alone? My sister says thats how she deals leaving her dog for 10+ hours a day, however her dog doesn't have the SA like Zelda
But i am considering doing this, and getting that full time job like i really need to have.. But it breaks my heart..