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loulabelle23 12-18-2013 09:19 PM

High wines from jake on his own
Right ok another problem here we go lately jake has been howling and wining when placed into the kitchen when im upstairs or leaving makes me feel bad but he is into bins drawers laundry just insists on being a crying toddler why??
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Zookeep 12-18-2013 09:27 PM

How old is he? Maybe he is a crying toddler. Many dogs want to be with their people and don't like to be left alone.

loulabelle23 12-18-2013 09:39 PM

Hes 8 months but its so heart breaking tbh

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Mary Beth 12-18-2013 09:52 PM

Time for teaching him to be alone. Tire him out with a walk, then put him in the kitchen - leave him with a favorite toy and a chew toy. Walk away - if he howls - turn and say sternly "quiet" then walk away - do it for 5 minutes first and when you come back be sure it is when he is quiet - even if for only a second - praise and let him follow you. Tethering him with his leash to you will also help to keep him out of places he shouldn't go. You can have him on the down/stay in your bedroom for example. Again start slowly and be consistent if you give in he will cry more.

loulabelle23 12-18-2013 10:22 PM

Hes cries after a walk lol and I leave him with his kong as well he used to do it as a pup but I never gave in I left him but he done it for 45 mins long

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Mary Beth 12-20-2013 11:02 AM

Seems to me, that Jake at 8 months is in his adolescence. I think some dogs develop a selective memory at that age - at least my Sting did - all previous training and good behavior as a sweet puppy, is forgotten - except for the potty training thanks be :) Also these dogs are testing the boundaries - to see if the rules still apply, after all -they probably think to themselves - it is worth a try. When they find the rules still apply, the good news is that they are reassured. So it is a trying time for the human - I swore I would be a confirmed cat person when it was all over. For Jake, it is also around the holidays and he is sensing the excitement and heavens, attention is taken off of him - that is how my Sting is - he wants to come first and also be in on all the action. Also these young dogs need lots of exercise to burn off their excessive energy which leads, imo, to destructive behavior - like the chewing and getting into the bins and laundry. Tug is great and it can be done indoors if the weather is bad - be sure to let him win at the end and praise him and reward when he gives the tug back. I really think Jake would benefit more from the tethering to you where he follows you around so he can be with you than being shut away like Zookeep's post. For this , he is on the down/stay while you do something like put away the laundry- give him a chew toy to occupy himself. Have him also on the down/stay while you sit and work on the computer - start with 10 minutes work up to 30 minutes- if he tries to get up - put him back down - and ignore him - reward when he is good and release. That way you can stop him from making mischief in the bins (it is a good time to review "leave it") and actually this type of training does tire him out as he has to concentrate on you.

loulabelle23 12-20-2013 08:19 PM

Hes good when ur in one place with him he toddles around but when hes in kitchen worse came home today to him destroying my mums 245 dollar coat he pulled off table

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Mary Beth 12-20-2013 09:29 PM

Oh dear - Jake has expensive tastes in coats :( Until this phase passes, I would make sure all clothes - especially coats and boots are put away out of his reach. And since he is kept in the kitchen when you are gone, I would try to dog proof that by removing or putting away anything he may destroy - and leave him with plenty of chew toys.

loulabelle23 01-01-2014 06:54 PM

Ahhhhhh mary hes chewing everything apart from his steel bowl

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Mary Beth 01-01-2014 09:14 PM

Oh, your Jake is really on a chewing binge. You mentioned he gets enough exercise, maybe classes would help - some activity to further tire him out. Otherwise, until he outgrows this stage, he will need to be watched constantly and redirected to his own chew toys. When he can\'t be watched - he needs to be an a safe area. An outdoor kennel is helpful or something indoors, like a crate.

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