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Old 19-02-2018, 11:41 PM   #1
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Leaving my dog home alone

My dog(adopted) has abandonment issues and I think it stresses him to be home alone. I recently got a cctv and realizes he paces around the entire time I’m out for work (almost 10 hours)

How do I calm him down?
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Old 20-02-2018, 12:56 AM   #2
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dunno sia..

when we not around, my dog bark for the whole day
(the only thing is my mom always @ home so only when all of us go out.)

how abt turn on music?
throw ur wear clothes (got ur smell)?

get 2 way ip cam to talk to him sometime?
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Old 20-02-2018, 10:31 AM   #3
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I’ll try music see if it works.

Clothes and camera wise doesn’t work. When I speak to him over the camera it only makes him more excited as he thought I’m coming back and will frantically go around the house looking for me.
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Old 20-02-2018, 10:35 AM   #4
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try to walk ur dog, make it feel tired than sleep the whole afternoon till ur back?
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Old 20-02-2018, 03:08 PM   #5
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I’m already waking up at 6am to bring him for run before I go work. I think I’m more tired than him though. Haha
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Old 20-02-2018, 08:26 PM   #6
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will anyhow pangsai?
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Old 21-02-2018, 07:28 AM   #7
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No. Just pee sometimes
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Old 21-02-2018, 08:10 AM   #8
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than ok ma...

or get another dog (jk)
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Old 21-02-2018, 03:15 PM   #9
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i have very similar situation as ts. can try there is a calming spray. supposedly to calm the dog down or make it sleepy.

things we tried so far:

1) on radio when we are away - impact, now whenever we on the radio, she knows she is going to be home alone soon.

2) clothes - no use

3) cctv - helpful to monitor the behavior, but cannot communicate to them via the cctv, bcos it makes them more excited.

4) adopted a 2nd dog thinking that a company will help - turned out they totally treat each other as invisible when we are not around.

whenever there's thunderstorm, she will turn hysterical, bark, pee and poo, messed up the entire kitchen.
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Old 21-02-2018, 06:46 PM   #10
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I tried the radio today. Doesn’t seemed to make any diff when I observe via cctv. Yes thunderstorm is the worst, can see him trembling and I feel really bad
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Old 22-02-2018, 06:55 AM   #11
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why would one own a dog if you are leaving it alone for ~10hrs daily? how much time is spend interacting with Dog when U are home? if u not giving lot of time that;s just bad.

I felt one is just not responsible.
finding another dog to replace part of responsibility is not going to help, dog seeks human's attention not another dog.

if U want a pet which don't seek attention much like a Dog, should have opt for a CAT.
CAT no abandonment issue.

Solution.
1. Get a job that lets u come home and spend lunch hours with pet, narrow down time dog is left alone.
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Old 22-02-2018, 07:40 AM   #12
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Didn’t plan to have a pet let alone a dog in the first place. Adopted him as he was abandoned by previous owner and was going to be put down and never regretted it since.

Easy to say find another job etc but other than responsibility to my dog, there’s also financial responsibility in the real world with human families depending on my current income which is why I need to work more than 10 hours everyday

why would one own a dog if you are leaving it alone for ~10hrs daily? how much time is spend interacting with Dog when U are home? if u not giving lot of time that;s just bad.

I felt one is just not responsible.
finding another dog to replace part of responsibility is not going to help, dog seeks human's attention not another dog.

if U want a pet which don't seek attention much like a Dog, should have opt for a CAT.
CAT no abandonment issue.

Solution.
1. Get a job that lets u come home and spend lunch hours with pet, narrow down time dog is left alone.
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Old 22-02-2018, 08:11 AM   #13
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Didn’t plan to have a pet let alone a dog in the first place. Adopted him as he was abandoned by previous owner and was going to be put down and never regretted it since.

Easy to say find another job etc but other than responsibility to my dog, there’s also financial responsibility in the real world with human families depending on my current income which is why I need to work more than 10 hours everyday
well U didn't regret, we don't know if the dog share the same feeling. It is great you save a life but the quality of life?
the way u put it as if U didn't plan but dog come to your home and you stuck with it.
I like adoption agency as it lets go of animals easily but it lacks the responsibility to ensure quality of life. Unlike rescue group in the states rescue animals will not go to a household without passing a list of requirements. More humane way to treat animals.

If I am in your position I will find another family that understand the situation and is willing to work it out with the animal. thats my 2 cents.
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Old 22-02-2018, 09:25 AM   #14
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wow, ideal dog owners should be family that always have pple at home, be it aged parent, or children, one spouse remain at home while the other adult off work. because, as much as ideally one should find a flex work arrangement or work from home arrangement for the pet, depending on one's age, one would know ideal remains as ideal. ideally the same requirement should apply to human children too isn't it.

instead of finding a idealistic job, a more doable option would be hire a domestic help at home to accompany the dog or send the dog to day care which is available too.

like all first time human parent to their new born, we are inexperienced and tried our level best to do what we can, through experiences or from other owners. dogs are social pack animals, not necessary in need of human companion, if one sends the pet to dog run park and see how the dogs are having fun with others dogs, as owners what is one's logical conclusion?

one hv to find out the root cause of why dog is having separation anxiety. not all dogs have this problem, 1 eg is my 2nd dog which i adopted when she was 10yo, 2yrs ago, because the owner claimed that they are migrating and the dog has existing medical condition. she's perfectly calm and sleep most of the time when we are not around.

if one is fortunate enough to have an ideal situation in their household, dn't assume and expect the general population to have that situation too.

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Old 22-02-2018, 10:19 AM   #15
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LOL.. having pple at home is not easy le for now era.

depend le..
my dog had separation anxiety because he is use to it to had ppl @ home all times.
now, we go out like for family dinner. He will bark till we back.
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