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Does anyone think a trainer would help me with Pushca and her seperation issues. Once again yesterday I had to leave her outside a shop. I had to as my dog sitter had let me down and really didn't want to leave her in the car. She squealed and barked and fretted....I was stressed but am more worried as to what to do if she is getting traumatised.
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Anyone in the Hampton or South London area that you can recommend would be great:cry2:
 

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Would it not have been safer to leave her crated in the car? She would not come to harm would not be so stressed with people walking by or the noise of passing traffic. I may be nieve as I live in Devon not London but Hattie stays in the car in many circumstances and is quite happy as her crate is her little haven.
 

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Thanks Sue but I actually was more worried about someone stealing her from the car, silly I know. But the crate does sound like a good idea. But the problem is really the seperation issues as I very rarely have to leave her in the car or outside a shop but would like to be able to without her stressing.
 

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Does she not quieten down after a while?? Betty makes a fuss when I first leave her but quietens down after a couple of mins...I have been looking for a new car so have left her in the car whilst I look at cars on the forecourt or in the show room...initially she will stare out at me yapping but is always quiet and settled by the time I come back ( 10 mins or so...)...perhaps she just needs to get used to seeing you go and then coming back....
 

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Following on from what Colin said, my Betty was similar when left in the car when she was little. I used to leave her in the car for a minute or so when I got out so she then got used to the fact I would get her, then would take her with me when went to the petrol station so she had the time on her own when I laid. Now she is really good in the car.

I always feel happier leaving Betty in the car rather than outside a shop as I figure you've got to really want to get at Betty if you will smash a window in daylight to get her out!!

Good luck with her settling down.

PS I thought of you today as I was driving through SW London at about 5.15 and saw someone walking a black cockapoo to the park.
 

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Following on from what Colin said, my Betty was similar when left in the car when she was little. I used to leave her in the car for a minute or so when I got out so she then got used to the fact I would get her, then would take her with me when went to the petrol station so she had the time on her own when I laid. Now she is really good in the car.

I always feel happier leaving Betty in the car rather than outside a shop as I figure you've got to really want to get at Betty if you will smash a window in daylight to get her out!!

Good luck with her settling down.

PS I thought of you today as I was driving through SW London at about 5.15 and saw someone walking a black cockapoo to the park.

Hey that could have been me as I was out at that time. Be lovely to meet you and Betty one day. I am on my training Pushca mission from today and am going to do the gradual leaving tip. She will quieten down but she has just done the squealing outside the park cafe whilst I got a latte. I am concerned if I go to her too soon she'll think she has won....but will do the 5 mins and build it up
I did titter at the car stealing....you are so right they really would have to be quite brave robbers in broad daylight smashing my window to get a squealing dog. They'd bring her right back I'm sure lol
 

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Someone to look up would be the Clever Dog Company, they have a number of experts who do travel so worth contacting them, we used a lady from them June who was brilliant assessing Ollies behaviour issues and helping us
 

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Thanks Sue but I actually was more worried about someone stealing her from the car, silly I know. But the crate does sound like a good idea. But the problem is really the seperation issues as I very rarely have to leave her in the car or outside a shop but would like to be able to without her stressing.
That will come with time, Hattie will be quiet in the car for a while then if she catches sight of me she will moan for a bit but then I go out of sight so she goes back to sleep. To be honest I think it is more likely someone may take a dog tied up outside a shop than from a vehicle, I know it is more of a problem once the weather warms up but many modern cars allow the alarm to be set with the windows partly open and as long as the dog is not left for long i.e. just popping into a shop it should be ok. We had a poodle when I was a kid and she always fretted if you went out of sight, just ignore it.
 

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Hi Debi

I'm new to this forum so still finding my feet! i have a 9 yr old miniature brown poodle, Sasha, and am about to get a brown and white cockapoo (Biba), one of 3 puppies born to a friend's black poodle. just after Easter. Am very excited but apprehensive at the same time.

I saw a wonderful trainer today, Karen England, who lives in Hampton. She is going to help me iron out some mistakes I made with Sasha and help train my new puppy when she arrives. With Sasha, I just kept taking her in the car and putting up with the wailing that ensured. Very quickly she learned to love the car as she wants to be included in EVERY family outing! Perseverance is the key here but I'm sure Karen could help. Just google her and her website will come up. Hope this is of some help.

Caroline
 
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