Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Separation Anxiety Much?
Mooselet is clingy. Major clingy. He apparently has separation anxiety.
This is a big thing with deaf dogs I'm learning. They have to see you. Like all the time. If I walk into another room, Moose Monster has to come and find me. It got pretty bad. Like "I'm getting in the shower and there's a Moose in the bathroom FREAKING OUT" kinda bad! When I'd shut the bathroom door slidey thing he would scratch on it.
So I solicited advice from the OES Mailing list. And I got lots of good ideas to approach this problem.
Major improvements. I let him walk his goofy ass in the shower. No further encroachment was made. I've found that standing by the door when he goes outside helps. He can see me through the glass and he goes about his business. He still prefers me to go out with him but at least we're making some progress.