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Hi All! I haven't posted in awhile, but wanted to give an update with Zoe. We are having our ups and downs with her. One of the things that I haven't yet learned what to do is regarding the fact that she cries and whines all the time. We leave her in a room in our house because we do not trust she won't chew everything in sight. It's a large room, totally enclosed with windows where can see the woods behind her. She has a couple places to lay, a carpet, her crate and even a tv. Kind of spoiled, huh? Anyways, I hang out and play with her in the there every day. But, there are times I am home and cannot hang out with her and if she sees or hears me, she cries and cries and cries. This doesn't happen when my mom and sister are home (and I'm out). I am assuming she has some sort of abandonment issues (we got her when she was 8 months old - she's 13 months now), but I don't know what to do about this!!! It breaks my heart and is also really annoying. Is there a way we can train her in the house? I bring her on the leash sometimes but it is really difficult because she tries to get out of her leash & harness (which she has successfuly dont on many occasions while my mom and sister walk her...that's a whole other post!!) so that's totally annoying too. HELP!! Please!!
 

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Do you leave her in this room even when you are home? They really do like to be with you all the time if you are there and is it possible to give her toys so she can be around the house with you and not just confined to a room?
 

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Unfortunately it's not my house (it's my mother's) but I can try to convince her (she does not want her house destroyed seeing as she wants to sell it soon!). I am moving out to a 1 BR condo as soon as I find one and she will be allowed to come anywhere with me there. Hopefully she will learn in her new [new] home and if I bring her to my mom's, she'll act better?? I don't know!! Thanks for the suggestion!!
 

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I would suggest you read up on the tethering. It's also referred to as unbilical...You basically leash the dog to your waist and she has to go everywhere with you. It's not too late for her to learn something new...
We tether Rocky to us if he starts getting into things...keeps him safe! And, it's better for our posessions...teehee...
 

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It sounds like things will get better when you get your own place. It sounds like she just wants to be with you when she knows you are around. I can understand not wanting the house destroyed. Rocky is our boy just mentioned in another topic that he keeps is pup tethered to him when he wants him to stay near by and that way he doesn't get into anything, maybe he will come on and give you some tips on that and then she could be out with you but not running all over the house unsupervised
 

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Is it a good idea to start tethering if the dog hasn't been housebroken yet? I've heard about the tethering idea, but I'm afraid to do it because of the fact that the puppies aren't housebroken yet.
 

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Originally Posted By: Quinn&GraysonIs it a good idea to start tethering if the dog hasn't been housebroken yet? I've heard about the tethering idea, but I'm afraid to do it because of the fact that the puppies aren't housebroken yet.
if you tether most of the day i think you'd quickly pick up on i'm about to pee/poop cues, idk if you've watched them but most puppies when their about to go idk you can just kinda tell, they become more um i guess intent is the word on the floor and sniffing and their bodies move alittle different, atleast i could always tell when ted was about to go from across the room and i'd rush over and pick him up to plop him outside on the grass. that being said once you pick up on your pups body language it will make it so that you always know when its going to happen so you can run outside really quickly let them relieve themselves and praise.

i wouldn't suggest tethering both to your body. but if each of you took one, and went about your seprate business it could work.

but i take this with a grain of salt as i've never used the method. just projecting ideas and my opnion
 

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I would go ahead and tether now, and try getting them on a potty schedule so you go out at regular intervals, as well as when you notice they need to.

As for having her nose to the ground all the time, remember that being in a different part of the house is new so there's new smells. Tether regularly and she will learn the smells and not sniff as much.

I had to thether Rocky this morning...he has discovered the basement and it's all he wants to do is go get into stuff! He was NOT happy and pulled something fierce. I got fed up and stationed him on a longer lead and finally he settled. It's not a perfect/instant solution, but it's worth the effort IMO!
 
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