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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedra View Post
    She suffers from separation anxiety and it's good you've given up. Such dogs should not be crated because they can injure themselves easily because they panic. It should be taken very seriously and try different approach slowly, perheps with guidance of a behaviour professional.
    She is 10 now and after some anxiety and shyness as a pup, turned into one of the most extroverted dogs I have ever owned. She was also my best agility dog and loved performing in front of a crowd. Her eyes would shine after each run. Still doesnt really like to be separated from me but is much more relaxed about it and is no problem. She is now fine with the cargo barrier but as I have my 5 youngsters in the back, she gets the front seat as a dignified elder!

    I dont think she was panicing (too long ago now to remember) she was just totally determined to be by my side. She is the most determined dog I have ever owned. She can open any door unless it is locked and I am constantly amazed by her determination to get where she wants to go. She never gives up and works hard to solve any problem, particularly when it involves food as an end point, and if brains dont work she will try brawn. A very quirky ACD.
    Last edited by Kalacreek; 12-06-2010 at 11:50 PM.

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    What you described is exactly separation anxiety, although she learned through her life and experiences that she has no need to get upset over certain things. Sep. anxiety is curable and treatable, so if you work on it it will cease. It's never too late even though she's 10.
    Respect and you shall be respected. Animal is always right.

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    Yes I agree she doesnt like being separated from me but it is no longer a real issue. It is at an acceptable level.

    I can leave her at kennels with no issues or with my mum when I am away. The kennel people tell me she is a very friendly, mellow dog and she seems to go happily enough and greets them on arrival and eats with gusto.

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