Agree with @elbrant and I'd like to add, when you return be very matter of fact, do not make a big fuss, particularly if she is excited and effusive in her greeting to you. Sure, acknowledge her if you must but don't make any sort of big deal out of it. Go about your business, e.g. if you've been shopping, put your things away before spending any time with her. Your goal is to make your absence just part of a normal routine, nothing to be excited about. I've had two separation anxiety dogs, and you know you have won the battle when the dog just glances at you in an "oh, you're back" way and doesn't bother getting off the couch! Yes, people like it when their dog greets them and makes a big fuss, but if you feed that behaviour you give too much emphasis to your absence and that can grow into anxiety in your dog.
rnasto last edited by
So I was looking at a picture of Indi when he was 10 weeks old the first day we had him, and I noticed…he kind of looks like a gremlin with the huge ears and tiny body. Has anyone else noticed that their pup looked like an alien baby around that time? Pictures hopefully attached
Those were some big ears, adorable pictures! I guess its like the head on a human baby, WAY out of porportion when born (1/3 of body) but it all evens out in the end
wizard last edited by
That's a great picture. They do look weird especially when they sit goofy like in the first picture - my 5 yr old still sometimes gets in that position.
BasenjiDiva last edited by
What big ears and expressive eyes! He was (and still is) a pretty boy.
ChaseandZahrasmom last edited by
I agree, Zahra had big ears when we got her and looking back at those photos now 2 1/2 years later makes me smile. She was so cute though!
Indi has turned into a very handsome fellow! I love the baby picture too.
Robin_n_Jack last edited by
When Jack was about that age I brought him home and took a picture to send to DH who was out on tour. He showed it to a few friends and then called me, I could hear the entire busload of roadies laughing their heads off! Huge ear, Huge head, little body. Yeah- alien baby about captures it.
Ninabeana26 last edited by
Agreed! I look at baby pics of Dallas & just smile so big because he looked so darn cute but so funny at the same time! Haha.
So many spots too!