Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: New Jersey
Dogs Name: Cora
Dogs Age: 11 months
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Adopted An 11 Month Old Female!
Hello everyone! 3 weeks ago my girlfriend and I adopted an 11 month old female dobe from a woman who couldn't handle her anymore because she had a stroke & thus could no longer take care of her. The woman had a shock collar on her and from what I had personally seen, she would shock the dog even when the dog was just being playful. She was totally irresponsible and it disgusted me. Anyway, we took her home and she has been GREAT for the most part. She is not food aggressive, will let you put your hand in the bowl and what not. She knows sit, lay, stay, come, paw etc. We left her in a crate for 2 hours 3 days after we got her and she was good. The next day I tested 3 hours (setup a petcam) and she was content. Mind you, I exercise her physically and mentally daily. A few days later, I went to Best Buy for 45 minutes and she escaped from the crate and got stuck in the blinds lol. I opened the bedroom door and saw the helpless look in her eyes. I had to cut her out of the blinds with my pocket knife. She was very good in the crate in the beginning, I'm unsure what happened. Now when I put her in the crate (in which I say "Go to bed") she'll willing go in, then about 10 seconds later, she will start to bark non-stop even with being able to see me. I don't know how this happened. Could it be a form of separation anxiety or something? When ever she goes into her crate, I give her a frozen Kong treat. I also have other toys of hers in there and one of those dog tempurpedic beds, as well as one of my T-shirts. She just started doing this 2 days ago. When she DOES stop barking and finally gives up, I praise her and give her one training treat. She is truly a good dog and loves to learn but this new behavior is baffling me. I've owned this breed and always got them as a puppy not at almost a year old so any and all tips would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
I also cant figure out how to add photos saved to my PC to show everyone this beauty!