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Hi I am a new member. We got 2 rescue pups 6 months ago They are now 9 months old. They were found abandoned with their siblings at 4 weeks both of which had their tails badly broken before being found. We have had experience with multiple pups but these are way too wild We have taken them to obedience but all they want to do is wrestle with each other and run wild in the house. One has such bad separation anxiety you can't even go upstairs without her crying And when we confined them twice and went out for 30 min we came home to find one had chewed the woodwork on the doorway trying to get out--can't crate train them it freaks them out and they try to chew on the wire to get out They are sweet dogs bonded to us and us to them but I need a life!! Help
 

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Hi I am a new member. We got 2 rescue pups 6 months ago They are now 9 months old. They were found abandoned with their siblings at 4 weeks both of which had their tails badly broken before being found. We have had experience with multiple pups but these are way too wild We have taken them to obedience but all they want to do is wrestle with each other and run wild in the house. One has such bad separation anxiety you can't even go upstairs without her crying And when we confined them twice and went out for 30 min we came home to find one had chewed the woodwork on the doorway trying to get out--can't crate train them it freaks them out and they try to chew on the wire to get out They are sweet dogs bonded to us and us to them but I need a life!! Help

I have three dogs and 2 have gone through obedience school, but they still rough house and play with each other all the time..that is normal to me, but maybe not to others:) Separation anxiety is another issue all together. I would not leave these dogs anywhere besides in a crate. You can try to get the hard plastic crate, that might be safer then the wire one. I would do small intervals of in the crate, out of the crate. The crate is just a training tool with the goal to be able to have the dogs trained to be out and about when they are older. Since they are older pups it might be a little harder to accomplish but it can be done with lots of patience. At night put them in the crate, near each other so they aren't lonely and let them cry it out. Put a kong with biscuits in the crate with them to keep them busy and keep their minds off of being in the crate. Eventually they will go in the crate on their own to sleep or get away from each other...it might take a long time but they will do it, the crate is a "safe" place for them. Good Luck.
 
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