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Hello! I have a 4-month old Siberian Husky puppy. Ever since we got him at 14 weeks old he showed signs of extreme separation anxiety. He LOVES his crate but as soon as he is left alone in the room for one minute (for example, me and my boyfriend go downstairs to grab snacks) he starts howling and crying so badly it sounds like he is dying! Worst part is if we let him stay alone for longer than 15 minutes...he will pee and poop all over himself. He NEVER soils in his crate except in the case of separation anxiety. It is just very stressful because we have tried calming treats, filling a kong up and freezing it...once he finishes the Kong he is crying again and soiling himself...any advice would be so helpful.

I also want to add-on that his anxiety is so bad that if me and my boyfriend are BOTH in the same room as him but one of us decides to leave the room...he starts crying and barking. Unless me and my boyfriend are both in the same room as him 24/7 he won't even relax or fall asleep... :(
 

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Hello! I have a 4-month old Siberian Husky puppy. Ever since we got him at 14 weeks old he showed signs of extreme separation anxiety. He LOVES his crate but as soon as he is left alone in the room for one minute (for example, me and my boyfriend go downstairs to grab snacks) he starts howling and crying so badly it sounds like he is dying! Worst part is if we let him stay alone for longer than 15 minutes...he will pee and poop all over himself. He NEVER soils in his crate except in the case of separation anxiety. It is just very stressful because we have tried calming treats, filling a kong up and freezing it...once he finishes the Kong he is crying again and soiling himself...any advice would be so helpful.

I also want to add-on that his anxiety is so bad that if me and my boyfriend are BOTH in the same room as him but one of us decides to leave the room...he starts crying and barking. Unless me and my boyfriend are both in the same room as him 24/7 he won't even relax or fall asleep... :(
I think you need to give him a big stuffed dog toy so he would feel that he is not alone. And also leave some of your used shirt so he smells your presence even if you are not around. It's really frustrating to see a doggo crying... so sad :( But I think it really would be helpful to leave your scent and give him a companion (dog doll). Goodluck! kisses to your puppy love!:love:
 

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Its a hard one to work out, because how do you get them used to being on their own without leaving them? Personally, i can only think that you need to start letting him be on his own every day for a certain period of time, then slowly make it longer as he gets used to it. And if he doesn't start to get used to it then im not sure what you can do.
Maybe take a look at these 2 sites to see what you think...
https://www.dogsavvylosangeles.com/blog/dog-separation-anxiety
Puppy Separation Anxiety - Dogs Mental Health - Graduate Dogs
 
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