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Good day Dog forums,
So heres the thing, my family took in an abandoned dog from the street outside our house (its not really a street, i live in a kind of small village with open space, no fences and lots of grass, its basically a heaven for dogs - they roam freely around here).
And we have to leave her inside the house because she's young and not yet vaccinated against rabies (theres a danger due to the free roaming of the other dogs, and maybe jackles and wolves at night because we live close to a mountain)
So anyway when we left her inside for the first time she tore holes in the window mosquito nets, broke out and went to my little brothers kindergarden since its close to our house, and when we leave her she cries and is anxious, even when im with her, i can see she is still affraid my little brother has left her (she's his dog).

She is affraid we will abandon her, like she was abandoned before by someone she trusted, we have a animal loving family and this village-thing is the best place for dogs to live in. But how do we get her to trust us and know that we wont abandon her?

Help is much appreciated
Picture related its her.
 

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Look at that face! She's adorable!

Do a search for separation anxiety. There are a lot of threads about it on this forum. SA can be mild or severe, but there are ways you help your new friend stay calm. One simple thing to do is not to make a thing out of leaving. Try varying your leaving routine (putting on shoes at a different time, grabbing your bags, but then walking around the house instead of going outside immediately) so she's not getting warning cues and getting increasingly anxious while you're still there. You can also leave, but come back in 30 seconds, then a minute, then 30 seconds, then 5 minutes, so she's not getting the idea that all leaving means long periods of time alone.

You can also make sure she has things to do while you're gone. Give her a stuffed kong or antlers to chew on. Provide her with puzzle toys to figure out. Make sure she gets plenty of exercise and lots of training. A mentally and physically tired dog is much less likely to get upset.

Good luck!
 

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Have you tried getting her used to confinement? For example, like putting up a child gate across a bathroom door so she can see out, but not get out? Crate - training? Start by getting her used to it gradually, and then use it for short periods when you are gone....and extend it to night time....

I also have been reading about a shirt for dogs called "Thunder shirts" for anxious dogs....I don't know how well they work, but it might be worth a try....
 

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Look at that face! She's adorable!

Do a search for separation anxiety. There are a lot of threads about it on this forum. SA can be mild or severe, but there are ways you help your new friend stay calm. One simple thing to do is not to make a thing out of leaving. Try varying your leaving routine (putting on shoes at a different time, grabbing your bags, but then walking around the house instead of going outside immediately) so she's not getting warning cues and getting increasingly anxious while you're still there. You can also leave, but come back in 30 seconds, then a minute, then 30 seconds, then 5 minutes, so she's not getting the idea that all leaving means long periods of time alone.

You can also make sure she has things to do while you're gone. Give her a stuffed kong or antlers to chew on. Provide her with puzzle toys to figure out. Make sure she gets plenty of exercise and lots of training. A mentally and physically tired dog is much less likely to get upset.

Good luck!
Thanks a lot!
its a good idea, i will try that out.

and about the confinement, we've tried putting her in a smaller room but she finds her way out...
 
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