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Re: Separation Anxiety [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN] #254237
09/29/12 10:08 AM
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Mary Jane yep another one here who squeals when I see her beautiful little face!

Lisa, you are both making tremendous progress and it is probably easier for us to see from afar.

Please take care of you too hugging


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Re: Separation Anxiety [Re: bianca] #254264
09/29/12 03:16 PM
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wub she is really growing into one very cool little dog, and while she lost some of that puppy cuteness, she is still pretty adorable if I do say so myself, so glad that you guys agree! Thank you ladies, for supporting us both!


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
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Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Separation Anxiety [Re: MaxaLisa] #254274
09/29/12 06:18 PM
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I do say "aawwwwww!!" when I see Jazzy pics too! The phrase "as snug as a bug in a rug" comes to mind. smile Glad to hear her continued progress. You have great patience in dealing with this.

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Re: Separation Anxiety [Re: Good_Karma] #254340
09/30/12 04:27 PM
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Thinking of Jazzy girl and hoping you two are having a good day.


...in remembrance of all Timber Wolves unjustifyably hunted down and killed for no valid reason at all.
Re: Separation Anxiety [Re: TimberWolf] #254384
09/30/12 11:39 PM
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We had a good training day on Saturday. I was really frustrated after the previous Saturday, she and I just weren't working well together. We figured it out though. As the trainer said, I'm used to having a level 6 dog (our classes were always broken into 4 levels and Indy ultimately was the demo dog), and Jazz is probably at about 2.5. Because of her puppy nature, placement is hard so she is in a more advanced class now, and she is so good in certain areas, and also so much like Indy, I just am expecting too much from her.

When something is wrong with the dog training, usually the handler, right?

Having the summer that just won't end here. I have to take Dad to the doctor on Tuesday - I had hoped to crate her in the car during that time, but it's supposed to hit 100 degrees (so sad, summer smileys are gone, summer is supposed to be gone!!).

Anyway, either it's an extra day of daycare, or an extra day staying home alone. I don't like to make it two days in a row right now, her anxiety is always escalated on day two. Mom doesn't see too well, I don't feel good about leaving her home alone there (one time her cane was dropped on Jazz's back frown ). So, I have a day to ponder that.

Yesterday she did scratch at the shower door, didn't help that I dropped something in the shower, so I'm sure she was worried about me eyeroll . Once she is consistently okay with me behind a closed door, I will working on leaving her alone outside of the crate when I am gone I think.


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
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Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Separation Anxiety [Re: MaxaLisa] #254390
10/01/12 12:12 AM
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I believe the key is in repetition, repetition, repetition. As you maintain the same standard, same end result (you are coming back, you are safe), she will eventually have that click in her brain...that "aha" and it will become much easier from that point on.

Getting to that point..I know...frustrating but you are doing an awesome job. Don't be too hard on yourself. You are both learning about each other (you, Lisa are learning the difference between breed characteristics and Jazzy is learning that you and the environment you are creating for her is nothing like the one she had prior to coming to you).

In the end you are going to look back at this, so much wiser, so much stronger. In other words, nothing is lost, everything presents an opportunity of growth and learning. Give yourself a break dear lady.

Hopefully, that moment of "aha" will be very soon.


...in remembrance of all Timber Wolves unjustifyably hunted down and killed for no valid reason at all.
Re: Separation Anxiety [Re: TimberWolf] #254458
10/01/12 10:48 AM
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Elvi that was beautifully written!

Nothing to add Lisa just more hugging and a gentle cuddle for your girl.


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Cooper GSD (The Gremlin) 19/10/11
Texas - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free sweet Teppie
Paris - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free my beautiful girl.
Re: Separation Anxiety [Re: bianca] #254643
10/02/12 03:31 PM
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I hope that things go well for your father's doctor's visit and that Jazz exceeds your expectations for her good behavior today.

MJ

Re: Separation Anxiety [Re: Mary Jane] #254646
10/02/12 04:15 PM
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AAAAAWWWWW! Jazzy, you can always come here and I'll send Elly to Lisa for a trade. Elly's stopped screeching when Sarah leaves the room. It was really loud when she did it. She's also stopped ripping up her beds when Sarah is in the bathroom. But she still plays too rough for me. We could play chase games, go on rodent patrol, bark at strangers who want to pet us, and snuggle when Sarah is gone. How's that? --Chippy

PS I thought Elly would never learn. She did, it just took REAL long. You will, too. Small dogs rock!


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Re: Separation Anxiety [Re: shepnterrier] #254648
10/02/12 04:27 PM
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Elvi, yes, pefectly written, thank you! That helps, and thank you bianca.

MJ,thank you for remembering! I had made an extra daycare day, but Dad's doc called and cancelled, so problem solved, at leased until we reschedule. I really don't want to leave her alone two days in a row just yet.

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MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
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Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Separation Anxiety [Re: shepnterrier] #254649
10/02/12 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: shepnterrier
AAAAAWWWWW! Jazzy, you can always come here and I'll send Elly to Lisa for a trade. Elly's stopped screeching when Sarah leaves the room. It was really loud when she did it. She's also stopped ripping up her beds when Sarah is in the bathroom. But she still plays too rough for me. We could play chase games, go on rodent patrol, bark at strangers who want to pet us, and snuggle when Sarah is gone. How's that? --Chippy

PS I thought Elly would never learn. She did, it just took REAL long. You will, too. Small dogs rock!



Oh Chip! We would have so much fun, I play real well, and I am just learning how to hunt. Everytime I see a squirrel, Mom has distracted me, but at training I got to watch a dog lunge and chase, and after that, that's what I kept trying to do too! I am learning real good!

And last night when I smelled critters in the yard, they woke me up, and I barked in the middle of the night for a long time! Mom says I'm her little tough girl!

I am a little like Elly, but trying to get better. Glad to know it get less scary - tough girls don't like to be scared!


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Separation Anxiety [Re: MaxaLisa] #257052
10/19/12 11:33 PM
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Well, *%#!%#... mad I am such an idiot.

I thought I would try the wire crate today. I forgot to latch one of the doors.

So, with gobs of treats, Happy Traveler, and melatonin, I still caame home to this:




I guess it could be worse. There is a pee stain on one of the throw rugs, a stain on the
rug elsewwhere from the frozen broth in the kong, but the only permanent damage is the
door molding here.

I haven't checked her mouth yet. I had second thoughts about the wire crate, thinking she might hurt herself on it, but I had forgotten to scrub the other one from the damage she did on monday.

I might have to drug her.


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Separation Anxiety [Re: MaxaLisa] #257055
10/19/12 11:49 PM
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Holy crap! Good thing she's small. The damage is relatively contained.

You're not an idiot. You made a mistake. No one died. Hopefully no injuries to Jazz's mouth.

Medicating is not a horrible thing. Keep in mind that I medicated both my kids for ADHD. paranoid

Daycare more often?


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Re: Separation Anxiety [Re: MaxaLisa] #257056
10/19/12 11:51 PM
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Wow, Lisa, that is awful. Do you think she figured out how to unlatch the wire crate latch? It's weird because even when outside of the cage, she still freaks out. I am so sorry for the both of you. I know this is frustrating.


...in remembrance of all Timber Wolves unjustifyably hunted down and killed for no valid reason at all.
Re: Separation Anxiety [Re: TimberWolf] #257060
10/20/12 12:17 AM
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Yes, the damage could have been more widespread. I am so glad that I think she didn't swallow too much.

Daycare while I'm at work would be roughly $350 a month. I guess if I commit to starting a serious desensitization program, maybe it's cheaper than the vet appts and drugs. I can't do the program welll now because we take so many steps back each day she has to stay here in her crate.

I am pretty sure I didn't latch one of the doors. I sure hope he hasn't figured out the latch frown

So ad tonight, had a terrible day at work too, dealing with stupid arrogant people.


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Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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