I have a doggie dilemma and in need of advice on how to stop Stanley (my loveable pooch) from barking incessantly when I’m not at home. I believe it’s probably caused by separation anxiety and I’m at a loss as to how to solve the problem.
It only came to light yesterday afternoon when I returned home from my casual job. My neighbour approached me and said Stanley barks ‘all day long, everyday’, which is incorrect as I’m only gone a few hours, a few days a week . And whilst I agree it is very frustrating to have a dog bark continuously, to have a neighbour say ‘your dog nearly died the other day, I was ready to do it myself…’ was very upsetting.
So I now need to find a solution, as although he can go to a friends when I’m away, that is not always practical.
Obedience training perhaps? Or has anyone had a similar problem and found a solution?
Feel free to leave your ideas and thoughts as I would appreciate any advice.
Let’s face it, we all love and appreciate comments we receive on our posts, I know I do. I find them encouraging, constructive and at times, humbling. Yesterday, a comment on my Renewal post from Nick at LetsBeWild did just that, humbled me. After his humbling comment, he went on to suggest I take a look his Weekly Photo Challenge. I did, and consequently grabbed my camera and went outside this morning and discovered a myriad of wildlife going about their daily business in the vicinity of my pool.
Renewal can evoke many thoughts and feelings. For me this weeks Photo Challenge theme brought about a time of reflection. I have renewed many aspects of my life of late and I have been refreshed and revitalised for having done so.
This challenge reminds me of time spent with my beautiful niece Kate, who is also my friend and travel partner. We took a trip to Europe together to renew and refresh from the rigours of our flying lives. We laughed, we cried, we were lost and we were found, but most of all, we renewed our beings along with our love and mutual respect for each other…