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Hello all,
My wife and I are both members of the US Air Force we are currently in Okinawa Japan. We have 2 Shiba Inu puppys. The Male is 5 months old and is fully house broken. I used the crate trainning method and it worked out great. My problem is with my female who is 3 months old. I tried the crate trainning with her and she still go to the bathroom in her cage, which is very unlike a Shiba. Her crate is just big enough for her to turn around and lay down which makes a big mess since I have to give her a bath everytime I come home from work. My wife is currently depolyed and I work 10-11 hour days. I have a neighbor come let the dogs out as often as possible but it still doesnt help. I am thinking she has a problem with seperation anxiety since everytime I have to leave she screams her little head off. Does anyone have any suggestions. Sorry to be so long winded but I wanted to be a discriptive as possible.
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Mac
 

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Dogs can become severely distressed whenever they are separated from their
owner. Usually that means when you leave the house. When your dog is left
behind it feels abandoned. The stress of the separation can cause problem
behaviors such as destruction, howling, whining, depression and stress.

A dog will become fearful that you have abandoned him, and he can’t understand
that it’s not forever - you will be returning. Over-attachment and anxiety of being
left alone are one of the causes for separation anxiety in dogs.

So the biggest problem solver for you is simply going to be that someoene spends much more time with your pup.
 
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