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    didnt read the entire thread so please forgive me for repeating if I am

    Licking, obsessive traits can be caused by separation anxiety.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    The severe attachment to 1 particular toy is caused by stress from loss. My Ralph was totally attached to one toy when his mate Zook was killed. He still has an attachment to the same toy (mind you, we keep buying the exact replica, we have gone through a lot over the years). If Ralph doesn't have his favourite toy, he gets anxious and stressed and whines alot. The continual licking is a nervous complaint. With the THC, haven't a clue!
    Yes the lady I spoke to today said she believes Hollie's attachment to this toy is because she lost her owner and was in the house with her owner for 2 days after she passed. She is confident that we can teach Hollie to let her toy go, but it's going to be alot of work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeTheDeedNotTheBreed View Post
    didnt read the entire thread so please forgive me for repeating if I am

    Licking, obsessive traits can be caused by separation anxiety.......
    Yes that is what we believed at first but after going to many trainers, vets etc. we have found out it isn't that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmad View Post
    Yes the lady I spoke to today said she believes Hollie's attachment to this toy is because she lost her owner and was in the house with her owner for 2 days after she passed. She is confident that we can teach Hollie to let her toy go, but it's going to be alot of work.
    That is right, but you have to get her to a stage where she totally trusts you and doesn't think you are going to leave her for good! Make sure she knows when you go out and when you come back again. Always give her a pat and encouraging words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    That is right, but you have to get her to a stage where she totally trusts you and doesn't think you are going to leave her for good! Make sure she knows when you go out and when you come back again. Always give her a pat and encouraging words.
    We do that now, but we are home 95% of the time due to my mums illness so she is rarely alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmad View Post
    We do that now, but we are home 95% of the time due to my mums illness so she is rarely alone.
    That is good. Is she in the house? If so, if she is snoozing and you go to another room and she wakes up, she may get the lost feeling. If she is outside, make sure you are reassuring her that you are about the place and haven't gone anywhere.
    It takes time, but once she feels comfortable and that she won't be left, she may become less relient on the toy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    That is good. Is she in the house? If so, if she is snoozing and you go to another room and she wakes up, she may get the lost feeling. If she is outside, make sure you are reassuring her that you are about the place and haven't gone anywhere.
    It takes time, but once she feels comfortable and that she won't be left, she may become less relient on the toy!
    She is inside most of the time, only going out to toilet and for play time. If she is asleep and I leave a room she will immediately wake and follow me, with toy in mouth, to which ever room I am going. Lately though she has taken to spending alot of time with my mum in her room as she is in bed most of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    What breed of dog is she?
    She is a Maltese x ****zu. (We think.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by anne View Post
    what breed of dog is she?
    shih tzu i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeTheDeedNotTheBreed View Post
    shih tzu i think
    Yeah thats it I always foget the other h thanks for the correction.....

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