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Crate Training with Anxiety

My 2 year old whippet has separation anxiety. As soon as I leave she would have a pee accident at the door. So we started crating and going to training classes. So now she will pee in her crate, it's not immediately after I leave, but a few hours in. Alot of the time she will even lick up some of her mess. But everytime she whines and tries to get out of the crate.

She hasn't learned her lesson, sometimes she does this 4 times a week. I take her out twice before leaving for the work day. I have a walker come midday. We are on a strict schedule, And she still has these accidents. When I'm home I have tested her and she will hold it for going on 12 hours. It's tough to say she's not housebroken, because it doesn't happen when she's not left alone.

My behaviorist does not have a solution. She is on an anti-anxiety without much relief. She says theres about 50/50 chance she will outgrow this bad habit.

What do you think?

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Intense Separation Anxiety
by: Anonymous

It sounds like your dog suffers of an unusually severe anxiety.

The only advice I can offer you is to keep working with a competent behaviorist that can evaluate the situation on location.

Hope you can solve your problems soon.

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