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I have a 15 week old Goldendoodle who suffer from severe separation anxiety. When I leave her in her crate when I go to work she just goes nuts, crys, barks, claw, shake the crate etc. It is the same when I leave the room, if I go to the garage for example take out the garabge she crys, barks, and claws the door.

I have try leaving the radio on, the TV, give her toys, blankets, cover her crate etc. She fine at night because I have a second crate upstairs in the bedroom with me. At bed time she goes in and lies down with no problems.

I am looking for suggestions.


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Comment by Scott Watkin on December 7, 2010 at 9:58am
We do that and it still not working. On the weekend we found out one of Jessie sister live near us, that puppy has the same issues as ours.
Comment by Jenny on December 6, 2010 at 11:40pm
I'm currently in puppy training with my 13 week old Goldendoodle, Maddie. The trainer said not to make it a big deal when you leave. So, don't stand by the crate and say things like, by honey I'll see you later, it will be ok, I'll be home soon. Just put them in the crate and leave. Good luck!
Comment by Erica Carano on December 2, 2010 at 9:27pm
My pleasure!
Comment by Scott Watkin on December 2, 2010 at 4:41pm
That is good news, I am hoping Jessie will grow out of it too. Thanks
Comment by Erica Carano on December 2, 2010 at 3:22pm
Vito suffered from separation anxiety when we got him. He did the same thing in his crate as you describe. Unfortunately, what worked was letting him do it until he got tired and went to sleep. We're at a point now where we don't have to crake him when we leave anymore, and with time and consistency, he no longer seems afraid that we won't be back soon.
Comment by Laurel Aislin on November 27, 2010 at 1:57pm
From what I have read about Doodles, they do prefer to be with their families. I have the same problem as you so am interested in the answers as well. My husband and I are both retired so William doesn't get too many hours alone. My friends say, "you'll regret not leaving him along more". I know when we do go out and crate him, I can hear his yelps from the street.

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