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Question Posted Tuesday July 3 2007, 5:44 am

ok my puppy is i think 7 months now and when she was little we would put er in her cage at nights and she would whimper for like a few minutes bafore going to sleep. now shes older and my sister has slept with the dog on her bed a couple of times and when we put her in her cage she does this wierd howling thing where it sounds like shes talking ro crying or something. what is she doing?! and she has terrrible seperation anxiety. like if her family member of choice that day leaves the house for like 5 minutes she barks and does that howling thing by the door untill they come back. any ideas on how to stop this? its annoying and it happens everymorning when my parents leave for work.

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holahayley56 answered Tuesday July 3 2007, 7:49 am:
ha my dog now does that to me. when she was a puppy, like only 16 weeks, she broke her foot. and so obviously, she wasn't allowed to walk around alot and someone had to constanstly watch her. well that was me, now my dog is like so attached to me. she follows me everywhere. and if shes outside, and she can hear my voice when i'm over on my back deck, she'll start like howling and crying. you kinda just have to leave her alone for a little while, and slowly do that. so she knows shes gonnah ave to spend some time alone. im pretty sure they have these toys, for pets with anxiety, i saw one for puppies that are seperated from there moms. so i dont know. ask your vet what you can do too.

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xXxPuNki-PiXiExXx answered Tuesday July 3 2007, 7:28 am:
When i first got my dog we tried to get her to stay in the bathtub but she HATED it so i gave up and kept her in my bed. Now she sleeps with my mum lol. No dog likes to be alone and because she knows she can get on a bed with someone, she wants it and shes now wanting to get out of her cage. Find her a larger area to lock up at night with lots of blankets and toys she loves with maybe something of yours to make her feel better. We put my dog in the bathroom when my family goes out and she has practically shredded the door from scratching at it so much. When you go out during the day maybe put her outside. Make sure everythings sealed up so she cant get out, that she has lots of water and somewhere dry and comfy to sleep with lots of shade. Or you could do what my friend does and install a doggy door so she can go in and out of the house as she pleases. At night, put her in a small room in the house that she cant escape from with once again lots of water and comfy area with some toys or something personal she likes. Leaving something with your scent on it like an old peice of clothing you don't wear anymore or an old toy of yours, let her sleep with it or have it when your parents go to work so if she gets lonely she has something to comfort her.

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khadiya answered Tuesday July 3 2007, 6:33 am:
she doesnt like to be locked up. in the cage in the house or anything. She wants to be free. Do you walk her? Do you show her lots of attention? Dogs crave attention.

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