Dogs Barks When Left Alone?

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September 20, 2019

Is my Chihuahua crying? He howls when I leave the house. So I don't leave him much. It's such a sad sound. He is 6 months old.

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September 20, 20190 found this helpful

What an adorable face!!! OMG! I want to hug him!

It sounds like he is crying. Dogs get separation anxiety like people do and they make a variety of noises (and some have bad behaviors that go along with that--like spinning, tearing things up, hiding in corners or under things etc.)

Do you crate him when you leave? We found that the best way to manage our boy when he first came to us and had that issue.

It works well and he eventually outgrew the carrying on when we leave.

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Now my friend had to give her dog puppy Prozac to curtail this behavior. He is off it now, but was on it for most of his first 2 years with them.

Some people find pheromones helpful to reduce the anxiety.

Prayers for the pupster!! Enjoy your time together!! Such a huggable little face!!!

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September 20, 20190 found this helpful

He could be lonely. Leave the TV on and something with your scent.

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September 20, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you for advice. And prayers. I will try the crate.

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September 20, 20190 found this helpful

Post back with an update! Hope he settles in!

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September 20, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you for advice. And prayers. I will try the crate.

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September 21, 20190 found this helpful

It helps for your lovely one to have some type of sound in the house! radio,t v, alexia device,etc. It's a long day all by yourself!

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September 22, 20190 found this helpful

I have both large dogs and small dogs. For many years all we had was 2 larger dogs that lived in the yard and not our home. They were way too large to come in the home and where I live we do not have cold weather and it is warm here year-round because it is the tropics. But when we got the small one he was way too small to be left outside in the yard. He did live in the home.

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I noticed with the small one we spent more time holding him and playing with him than we did the larger ones. So when I left it was normal that he would sit and cry and make a mess in the house. Plus I was so attracted to the little one and he was so easy to pick up and take that I spoiled hime so much and took him everywhere with me.

In the end it is a hard habit to break when you need them to stay home alone. In your case, he is getting use to going with you and this can be harder to break in the end. I would leave some music on or even a TV for him to watch when you need to leave.

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February 25, 2013

Our dogs bark and howl when they are alone. That causes problems with the neighbors. We recently moved from our house with a garden, to an apartment with a balcony. They don't stay still and silent, and we will have to send them to other families if we don't get them calmed and train them to use the balcony to pee or poop.

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February 27, 20130 found this helpful

You dont mention how often your dogs are walked and exercised. It is essential for dogs in an apartment to walk twice daily or even better, spend time at the dog park. You won't be able to control their behavior without this daily attention. If you are not able to provide this essential care for them, perhaps a new home is a good idea.

If the dogs do get sufficient exercise, you might try crating them to control their anxiety while you are gone. Also there are great dog toys that keep dogs busy, chews and toys that contain a little treat and require lots of chewing. You might also consider the puppy pads for your balcony. The have an attractive scent wihch helps with training (and cleanup) Check out Cesar Milans website. He deals with this problem in depth. Good luck to you.

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