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    Default Recorded Banj This Morning

    wasnt good. he barked non stop.
    tomorrow we are going to try leaving him inside to see if that helps.

    I know for cats you can get these plug in sprays that are calming... is there something like that for dogs i wonder?

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    You must be at your wits end.

    Is he always with you when you are at home?

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    There is a plug in pheremones (sp?) speak to your vet sometimes they will hire them out as they are quite expensive to buy... I have one for rescues, but so far have not had to use it so cannot comment on how well it works....

    Have you tried giving him a kong with peanut butter in to keep him settled for a bit..

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    Keeping him inside might be the answer, he might feel insecure out in the yard. Does he have a crate inside?

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    I'd try the crate.

    And when you are home, try shutting him out, without you, for short spells. Only open the door to let him back in, When he is quiet for at least 5 seconds. Start with really short time spells and then gradually increase. So the first time you might go out, he goes out, you go in, shut the door, open the door - quick before he gets to bark and then give treat. Work up to 30 seconds, with random variation eg 5 seconds, 7 seconds, 2 s, 4s, 10s etc, for the first few days.

    Do not expect him to toilet without you. You still have to stay outside with him to make sure that happens.

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    You must be at your wits end.

    Is he always with you when you are at home?
    Yes I am definitely getting to my wits end :,(. feeling so helpless. We have been leaving him out when we are at home for short bursts and he is seems fine. but when we leave he seems to know it. To make it worse the ferals next door have got dog number 2 which is causing all sorts of problems. Ah but thats another story.
    I just feel so bad that we have to leave him for so long and even worse that we dont have any family or friends here to help us out by taking him some days/ coming and taking him for short walk.
    Honestly I am starting to feel like getting a dog was very selfish of us and we should have waited (for what i dont know since I am going to be working until i die anyway).
    But no point feeling like this since we have him now and things have to get better. No other option. We are saving to get a Behaviorist out to our place asap.

    This is both of our first dog though so we are still learning.

    There is a plug in pheremones (sp?) speak to your vet sometimes they will hire them out as they are quite expensive to buy... I have one for rescues, but so far have not had to use it so cannot comment on how well it works....

    Have you tried giving him a kong with peanut butter in to keep him settled for a bit..

    Yeah thats what we were after... will speak to the vet after seeing how he goes inside for a week or so..

    he has 2 kongs, 2 other ball ones where i have tired putting ALL his food when we leave. I hide his food all over the yard to try and keep him occupied. Put out bones and chicken necks. got him a jacket in case he was cold. Took his inside bed outside with our old sheet (for our smell). Nothing seems to work.

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    Keeping him inside might be the answer, he might feel insecure out in the yard. Does he have a crate inside?
    Yeah thats what I am thinking..... So fingers crossed he feels more secure inside. Even left the telly on for him today to hopefully keep him calm.

    crate is not really an option as the only time he is by himself is during the day which is for 9-10 hours. I am pretty sure that is way to long for him in a crate. As it is I am expecting a mess when we get home poor thing.


    And when you are home, try shutting him out, without you, for short spells. Only open the door to let him back in, When he is quiet for at least 5 seconds. Start with really short time spells and then gradually increase. So the first time you might go out, he goes out, you go in, shut the door, open the door - quick before he gets to bark and then give treat. Work up to 30 seconds, with random variation eg 5 seconds, 7 seconds, 2 s, 4s, 10s etc, for the first few days.
    have been trying that... will keep it up..



    One good thing is that Banj has really shown me and my partner that we never ever are having kids and are in agreement lol.

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    My grandmother used to give her dog this special water that calmed her dog down.. i just rang petbarn to see if they still sold it..and she said they didnt but i to try this stuff... just looked it up

    canine tranquil formula
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    Can you erect baby gates and maybe confine him to a kitchen area and put a dog door in the door to outside.

    And I know this may seem silly, but perhaps when you take your sheets off the bed you could sacrifice one to leave as bedding for him. Or donate one of your old jumpers or something, has to be worn before hand.

    Leave a radio on on a windowsill.

    Do you have a sliding back door?? If you don't I won't go into detail.

    Is his kennel right by the back door??

    When he gets to know a dog how does he go. I know he barks at them when he sees them on the street, but if he gets to actually sniff and meet them does he calm down?

    Are you sure he's warm enough?

    Have you considered changing his main meal to the morning?? Since his day evolves around you. When I worked full time and had the Kelpies this is what I would do. Gave them big meal in the morning, they slept most of the day, were awake with us most of the evening and I could give them a good walk without having to carry a dozen poo bags with me.

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    My grandmother used to give her dog this special water that calmed her dog down.. i just rang petbarn to see if they still sold it..and she said they didnt but i to try this stuff... just looked it up
    Thanks will try something like that

    Can you erect baby gates and maybe confine him to a kitchen area and put a dog door in the door to outside.
    not an option as we are renting

    And I know this may seem silly, but perhaps when you take your sheets off the bed you could sacrifice one to leave as bedding for him. Or donate one of your old jumpers or something, has to be worn before hand.
    already sacrificed a sheet off our bed

    Leave a radio on on a windowsill.

    Do you have a sliding back door?? If you don't I won't go into detail.

    Is his kennel right by the back door??
    tried the radio.. didnt make a difference... not a sliding back foor.. kennell is right by the door yes..

    When he gets to know a dog how does he go. I know he barks at them when he sees them on the street, but if he gets to actually sniff and meet them does he calm down?
    The only time he has had a chance to do this is at training and if he gets near one he bares his teeth lunges and growls. has never sniffed and calmed down.

    Are you sure he's warm enough?
    Have bought him a waterproof fleece jacket.. he has wool in his kennel... plus the sheet..

    Have you considered changing his main meal to the morning??
    Yes we always feed him in the morning !

    wow it seems so hopeless :-S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz & Banjo View Post
    crate is not really an option as the only time he is by himself is during the day which is for 9-10 hours. I am pretty sure that is way to long for him in a crate. As it is I am expecting a mess when we get home poor thing.
    Oh my dog no, wasn't suggesting you crate him all day! Just that a crate is an enclosed space so can be like a den for the dog, might offer him a 'safe place' while you're away he can retreat to if he's feeling insecure

    Although I think mess is the more likely scenario

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