Monday, June 8, 2009

Project Raelyn Tantrum update

Well, it seems like the conniption fits Raelyn was having may have been a phase. We think she may have been testing to see if they would help get her what she wants. We have been practicing by having her in the crate instead of tie-down when we are home. I have also been keeping her in the crate downstairs while I am upstairs doing things and she has quickly figured out that all of the complaining and moaning isn't getting her anywhere. We have also worked on going into the crate for short periods of time and then letting her out again. It seemed like what works the best is being strong and just outlasting her. She will still whine in the crate sometimes, but it doesn't excalate like it did before. She may still have some separation anxiety, so I'll keep leaving her downstairs in another room once in a while to nip that problem in the bud.

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