Thank you everyone. Yes, she is gorgeous! I noticed when I posted this that I have now posted in 2011, 2012, and 2013 on this
And feel like I've gotten nowhere.
QUOTE (paod @ 14/01/2013, 06:45 PM)
How is she with other dogs? Is getting her a friend to play with during the day an option?
Hi Paod. I tried this very early on - I got a very placid golden retriever friend of hers to come and stay for 6 weeks. It helped marginally but unfortunately not enough.
QUOTE (la di dah @ 14/01/2013, 06:46 PM)
and she ended up with vet bills from hurting her teeth trying to eat her way out of a metal cage, and she also panicks in small spaces, I don't know if she did that originally but she certainly isn't cratable now.
Is she panicky in her crate? Is she crated at all, ever, now, and okay with it?
Thanks Lah di dah. Roo has four teeth missing currently from biting at metal doors, so I know this one!
I've never crated her before. I'm just desperate....
QUOTE (minimae @ 14/01/2013, 06:47 PM)
We had a behaviourist out about our dog once and she was telling us about the horror that is true separation anxiety.
Eta: A quick google of doggy daycares in Melbourne shows they range from 30 - 45 dollars a day, pretty expensive
Thanks minimae. Roo sees a leading behaviourist here, she actually teaches vet science at Melbourne Uni and has used Roo's videos as examples of extreme behaviour in her course
She sorted the meds and they did seem to work for 6 - 12 months or so but no longer.
I can afford a day of daycare a week but that doesn't really solve the problem unfortunately. I have also enquired about working from home but my job just doesn't allow it.
Silly little animal. Just rebandaged her paw....