Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi Kasandra, you've got me giggling with the hubby remark - know just where you are coming from!
Please dont feel guilty about it, you just didnt know any better. Thats why i do this forum and put up the friendsofthedog website, so that people can get the info they need. You have loved you dog and done the best you can, so pat yourself on the back please! I really would like you to consider bringing somebody to help you with this. There are so many other things that can be done apart from what i told you, but too complicated to do on aforum like this.
Do try and put the thought of him being stolen out of your mind - the fear and anxiety relating to this will be transferred to the dog and could actually be an element in his current behaviour - he is picking up on your stress. Just make your home as safe as you can when you are out and trust and know that he will be ok.
Wishing you all the luck in the world and do shout if you need anything, take care, Scotty
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