southernm Posted September 26, 2012 Share Posted September 26, 2012 We adopted a two year old havanese about a month ago. She is incredibly attatched to my 7 year old son. I might as well be invisible. She is not potty trained so I need to keep her crated unless she has just been out or I know she will stay in the room with us. When we do crate her, it's in a wire crate in the same room where we are. I also cannot let her just "hang out" with the kids because she chews everything! The problem is, if she cannot see my son she becomes very anxious. She whines, pants, paces etc. I sometimes just keep her on a leash with me and she acts the same way. If she stays in the crate and he is in the room, she will sleep soundly. She also barks her head off anytime we leave. She seems to be getting better. Today when we came home she was silent until we called out to her. I guess she was asleep! How do I help her become less anxious, especially when my son is not in the room? Why is she so attatched to him? I also have a 5 year old daughter. She does not seem as attatched to her. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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