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Old 12-11-2012, 01:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Guys, oh my goodness.had I known a throw blanket would have made such a difference, I would have done that a while ago. Today, I put him in my bedroom kennel and covered it totally. Went in the on suite to shower so I could hear him. He fussed for like 5 minutes and then was quiet for almost 15 before I let him out. I had put him in there before while showering and he still carried on so the blanket was definitely a help. Obviously the next room isn't as far as I'd like to go, but this is serious progress from the insanity yesterday. I did keep him up for almost a full hour longer than usual before I put him in the crate also. I'll keep trying just that little bit. And work up to leaving him longer, going further away. Does that sound like what I should do? I had tried leaving him downstairs so I could have the TV on for him but maybe he likes the quiet upstairs? Silly dog.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yep. Just increase the time slowly. When I got a new 'house' for Grim, I stuck with a kennel instead of a crate because he LOVES his kennel! I got the same brand, just bigger. I did put a soft egg crate mat in his new one, and I ended up with a gray one instead of the yellowish one... but I even tried to get the same color. If he calms better in the one he sleeps in at night, then that's what I'd use. A soft radio is OK too. Grim likes his peace and quiet I guess, LOL! Maybe your dog is the same. Glad to hear that covering him made such a difference!
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