Sharon thank you so much for your helpful tips. So far so good. Rocky has become comfortale with his crate and I beliee he's learned to think of it as "his" den. When he has a toy he lays in there and chews it. Funny hting.. my little rat terrier has also taken a liking to HIS crate and has decided to share it with him as well
Fortunately he doesn't mind and actually he gets very anxious when he is in there alone. He won't stop crying and whimpering until I put Princess in there with him. It's so cute because when I play with him (usually taking his toys and running with them) he will get his toy and run into his crate then look at me like.. neaner neaner neaner, you can't get it in here! I'm not sure if I'm doing the right thing here, but I go along witht his and I let it be, getting none of his toys out of his crate when we play like that. Do you think it's ok to do that? In my mind I think it's a way of me telling him that it's his safety zone.. but then again I'm not sure if I might be sending the wrong idea either.
Super Boo: I also know what Skye is going through. Rocky has separation anxiety and when I leave him in his crate unfortunately I come home to soaked paws and drool all over the place. Not to mention sometimes the crate will find itself in the middle of the living room
But I am trying to work on that little by little. Although the crate keeps him from destroying the house I still want to work on his SA. He must go crazy when he's in there alone. I've tried the Comfort Zone Plug In which worked to some extent. It does make them mellow but not completely cured yet, I'm sad to say he might just need to go on Clomicalm