Laney and I have been enjoying The Sound of Music in small increments. :o)
How do I solve a problem like Baxter? Am and I have watched a couple of episodes of the Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan and have learned a lot about being the leader of the pack. (Not that it makes us experts or anything.) One episode showed a dog that ate its own feces. I thought to myself, "At least Baxter doesn't do THAT.
Guess what he did in his crate yesterday and then ate it while I was at work? Yup. Poop.
Bax came to us with his mental insecurities/anxieties from rescue. He is a wonderful, gentle, patient dog, and I guess cute. ha ha. He is a velcro boxer. We have consulted trainers and the vets about his separation anxiety. We did acupuncture - which worked, but is expensive to go as often as Bax needs it. Then we tried medication, then we took him off. I just want him to feel better and more secure. I know he is hurting, I wish I could fix it. I wish I knew how I could change my behavior to help him. I feel like we have tried everything. I am writing Cesar.