|Barked: Sat Jul 17, '10 2:42pm PST |
|Torie has anxieties like this. I didn't really know, but when I went to Denver and stayed in a motel she got shaky, panting, and so on. I think it is just the new apartment (only been there a week). It took 3 days before Torie seemed more confident in the motel, but she stopped shaking. Torie really calmed down (but became eager and focused) when I pulled out the clicker. Maybe work on responding to his name in a conditioned response.
I guess this is due to being in a new place. You might try using training to gain confidence. If your dog has some familiar tricks and behaviors he has learned you can work with these in the new environment. I hope you didn't throw away the old toys and stuff but I think putting out all the familiar stuff will help.
Are you still living out of boxes? The boxes have new smells and then the other smells are more hidden. I would try to unpack some of the stuff that would have retained odors of your new stuff.
I'd also say to spend extra time playing with your dog with some interactive toys (puzzle toys, flirt pole,etc.)
I think the anxiety wrap, thundershirt would help. While the dog is so anxious its hard for them to think.
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