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Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by Wendy C, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. Wendy C

    Wendy C Premium Member

    May 30, 2019
    Paris, Ontario CANADA
    Someone on another Sheltie page had taken their pup for her shots and the Vet mentioned that he wondered when this is over how many dogs would be suffering from separation anxiety!! Even though we are retired we obviously went out and enjoyed life before this. Anyone have thoughts on this and a way to prevent it? Hope everyone is doing well and virtual belly rubs to all the fur kids!!
  2. Cindy

    Cindy Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    Gavin will be like...'finally I can get my naps in!'
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  3. ghggp

    ghggp Moderator

    Aug 28, 2011
    Grosse Pointe, Michigan
    Interesting ... Since I work at home anyway I never thought about the new reality figuring into the separation anxiety equation once folks go back to work...

    Maybe, those on the site can comment once this is all over?
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  4. Sharon7

    Sharon7 Moderator

    Oct 31, 2009
    Southern California
    We are trying hard to give Meadow some time by herself every day. She seems OK so far. But she will always have the other dogs around for company, and she seems fairly independent. She would not mind spending time alone in the yard at all. I watch her from the window and she completely entertains herself and is not looking for us.

    I can see where it will be an unwelcome shift for the dogs to be left alone again when folks return to work.
  5. jomuir

    jomuir Premium Member

    May 10, 2011
    Have been wondering about that myself. Our dogs are usually alone from 8 AM until 4 PM and now we are home 24/7. They seem to be enjoying having us home but I’m kind of worried about when we’re suddenly back to work. My brother-in-law is currently staying with us so hopefully he will spend some time with them when we go back to work to make it easier on them.
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  6. Piper's mom

    Piper's mom Moderator

    Jun 26, 2015
    Winnipeg Mb
    I've been thinking about that myself. I'm not worried about Piper, he's the most well adjusted dog ever (usually can't wait for me to leave to have a nap!) but Finnie is another story! Hates it when I leave now so let's see in a month or two!
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  7. Watson's Mom

    Watson's Mom Premium Member

    Mar 24, 2012
    Western New York
    I read that in a sheltie FB page. I hadn’t thought of it because my husband and I are both considered essential so things haven’t changed much for my two. Except for the fact we drive to the park more often now for walks.
  8. GlennR

    GlennR Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2019
    Ontario, Canada
    I've been retired since before Willow adopted us so she won't see much difference. The only one she frets about when leaving the house is me and she stops barking and settles within a couple of minutes.
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  9. RikyR

    RikyR Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2013
    Baton Rouge LA
    I think Zulu feels the same way. He is a lot less "active" in the evenings, as can't nap as much while we are at home, and all the increased activity of folks walking/riding about.
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  10. mimiretz

    mimiretz Premium Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    Our lives, and therefore Oberon's, haven't really changed. I've been self-employed working at home for over 30 years, so he's used to being with me all day (he's pretty sure he's made of a combination of Velcro and rubber bands and therefore has to be within 3 feet of me at all times). Hubby is a supervisor at USPS and is therefore considered essential -- if anything he's working more now.
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