cranky. (plaidisyourpal) wrote in boston_buddies,

Help me.

Well, Skeeter was a total treat the first week we had him here, there were no potty accidents at all.

It has become incredibly obvious that he has bad bad bad separation anxiety issues. As soon as we shut the door behind us he yelps and barks and cries like crazy, we can actually hear him down the street while we drive away. Even if we are gone for an hour or less, he will have an accident in the house. Oddly enough, when we aren't home for longer periods of time, there aren't really any accidents. We always take him out between 5-10 minutes before we leave and instantly when we get home, but it seems apparent that the problem is just us being gone causing the accidents (he hasn't gone in the house while we were home).

We are going to crate him today while we run some errands, and it will be the first time we do so while we're not home, and for longer than 10 minutes (we tried it for a little while last weekend, but if we were out of eyesight of him he would cry). Because we adopted him as an adult who came from a home where he was abandoned, we're not really surprised with the anxiety, but is there anything we can do to make it less horrible for him (and for our carpets)? We feel so guilty every time we leave the house when we can hear him freaking out... help our sad little Skeeter!?

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