Dogs with Anxiety......issues

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HDANGEL15

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I doubt I am alone in this....My adopted Pomeranian has *ISSUES*

He suffers from medium anxiety, I call it nerfing...it is whining kinda...just him wanting out....he is also a barker and very very protective of ME!!!
otherwise a great dane trapped in under 20# body ..

I tried the *thundershirt* as a friend has a boxer that freaks out with thunder....and wrapping your dog in tight clothing is supposed to be comforting, more like the womb.....it did nothing for Hercules.

anyone else....
 

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I've heard that the best thing for a dog with anxiety is to do your best to keep them on a really consistent schedule. My friend rescued a poodle that was a nervous wreck and it's like she's a completely different dog now.
 

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You can also try medicating him. Prozac is commonly used in dogs and cats to treat anxiety issues. My cat has been on Prozac for almost a year for anxiety, and he is so much better. He's still got some separation anxiety issues, but he's stopped a lot of the really negative behaviors, like spraying and yowling constantly. You can get it as a pill, a capsule or a liquid. The pill is probably the cheapest form, but it's really bitter.
 

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Pomeranians are born barkers; the only thing that helped my Sassy was behavioral training. She's still yappy, but just not as frustratingly so. I have always heard Chihuahuas were high strung (and for the most part they are--I have two,) but my Pom makes them seem laid back. I agree with lille, consistent schedule. I'm OCD myself, so I guess it's no surprise my dogs are high strung.

Here's my little Pom Princess in a relaxed state:
 

HDANGEL15

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Pomeranians are born barkers; the only thing that helped my Sassy was behavioral training. She's still yappy, but just not as frustratingly so. I have always heard Chihuahuas were high strung (and for the most part they are--I have two,) but my Pom makes them seem laid back. I agree with lille, consistent schedule. I'm OCD myself, so I guess it's no surprise my dogs are high strung.

Here's my little Pom Princess in a relaxed state:
Sassy.....awwww what a cutie...my POM is CAMERA PHOBIC...he just knows when I am about to shoot...i have very very few photos of him head on :(

as for consistency he has that completely....we did a little behavioral training....and It stopped working/i stopped...a mixture...time for a renewal I believe
 
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