Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi Kasandra, well done! Its so nice to hear when owners do as suggested and changes happen. What i do with my own dog is have 'inside' toys such as soft balls, ropes and lots of chewy toys. He had late onset storm fear phobia and i had to get inventive intially! Another thing you can do is learn how to work with a Clicker. This simple device can provide hours and stimulation for you both. It provides a lot of mental stimulation for the dog and i promise you they love it! Keep up the good work and remember Rome wasnt build in a day (even tho' my hubby says that was because they had a bad foreman!)it takes time to change this type of behaviour and the secret really is to be consistent and dont leave him too long, build up the period gradually. If you do have to go out for a considerable time, consider getting somebody in to 'dog watch'. Again well done and keep it up! Scotty
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