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My anxiety driven poodle 

Hey there I have a three-year-old male poodle not desexed. His name is Remi and he is the love of my children's and my life. I made a mistake and really on when we first got him of taking him into work with me every day and that was okay because I had any area where I could keep him behind the counter of the store. I closed this business and open the cafe in the longer could when we come along with us, all of a sudden his attitude changed he was already now about 2. Remi started to vomit and poo inside the house and got extremely depressed when we went out and stayed in our bay window until we got back and he cried a lot. he needs to be whether every waking moment he follows me around like a shadow I can't even go to the bathroom without him wanting to know where I am and we take him out in the car he is anxious he wants to get in the car but faces the car back seat and then when I get out yelp and yelp like I'm beating him and I have an even open his door yet!! I can just pull up at lights or drive into a carpark and he is already crying and it's very distressful we have tried going to the vet and putting them on a mild sedative the only thing that relaxed was his Sphinx stuff was all he did was let out wind is there anything you can do to advise or help us with him?

Answered Wednesday 11 March 2015

Hi Suzie,

 

 thanks for your question. It sounds like your poodle is suffering from separation anxiety. There is a lot that can be done for this disease however you will need to chat to your vet. We would often prescribe medications to help address the underlying anxiety (not sedatives however) and then implement a re-training program. If this is not working then we would refer you to a reputable dog trainer. It is essential that an appropriate training regime is implemented as this is the long-term solution to the problem. 

It is best to address this problem as early as possible as ingrained behaviour patterns are extremely hard to reverse.

 

Let us know how you go and good luck with the problem,

 

regards,

 

 Anthony and James.

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