Dec 13 2005
THINGS WERE GOIN GREAT WITH CHAOS, NO LONGER NEEDED THE CAGE AND LIZ NOW HAS IT FOR HESKY HOWEVER OVER THE LAST WEEK HE HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY DESTRUCTIVE WHEN WE ARE OUT (EVEN IF IT ONLY A FEW MINUTES) AND IS NOW PEEING AND POOHING AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS (DID HAVE A STAIRGATE WHICH HE JUMPED OVER SO TOOK IT DOWN)
TODAY WAS REALLY BAD, HE'D HAD NUMEROUS 'ACCIDENTS' WHEN WE WERE OUT AND TONIGHT DESTROYED PRESENTS AND SANTA!!!!
OUR ROUTINE HASN'T CHANGED ANY AND WONDERED IF ANYONE HAD ANY IDEA'S AS CONTEMPLATING GETTING A CAGE AGAIN TO USE JUST WHEN WE ARE OUT?????
I DO STILL THINK IT MAY BE ANXIETY RELATED STILL AND JUST WANT HIM TO REALISE THAT HE IS HOME AND WE LOVE HIM
HE IS BRILLIANT AS LONG AS WE ARE IN, EVEN IF MIKE IS IN BED AFTER NIGHT SHIFT HE STILL HAS NO PROBLEMS
Dec 13 2005
The one thing I can really recommend to be honest Amanda is that you contact a local behaviourlist and get them to come round and meet you and Chaos and let them help. It is well worth the money and sometimes they pick up on things you may have not even noticed. For example, Sasha's behaviourlist noticed that Sasha constantly came to me for comfort and fuss and I automatically gave it to her - so without realising it at all, I was at Sasha's beck and call when I thought I was in control!!
These boxers are so sneaky!!
Sorry it has been so stressful for you, but if Chaos had settled down then there is absolutely no reason why he shouldn't do again - just have confidence in your ability to love him and do what's right by him and he will pick up on your authority again.
Dec 14 2005
Dec 15 2005