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Old August 14th, 2003, 05:41 AM
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Do you ever put him in there when you're home, just for short periods of time? Maybe try feeding him in his crate so he makes a positive connection....if he associates the crate with you leaving, he could just not be looking forward to a long day alone. Could be separation anxiety. Maybe give him something really good when you put him up, like a great chew bone or something to occupy his time with.

Or maybe something scared him while in the crate...? Where does he sleep at night? Perhaps putting his crate in a different location, like where he normally sleeps, would help. Try putting something that smells strongly of you in with him, like a pillowcase.

Does he actually snap AT you? He could probably use some obedience training...dogs are more secure when they have structure and rules. If he's not neutered, he should be.
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