We did lots of research into the right dog for our family and I work from home so we knew we could give a dog lots of time and attention and not leave him at home for 8 hours whilst we were at work. The puppy follows me everywhere and watches my every move. Sometimes his water bowl is empty when I return but sometimes not! I recognise his behaviours as being that of a Velcro dog and having separation anxiety. Anyone know anything about this type of mixed breed and do I have to be cruel not cruel, more disciplined to be kind??
As far as his face and paws being soaking wet it may be due to excessive drooling which is a common symptom of separation anxiety.
Separation anxiety has a tendency to get worse over time if not properly managed. My dog does this, it is so incredibly frustrating. I just wish she could relax. I might try desensitizing her. She used to have seperation anxiety really bad and she still does, I had no idea this was something related but seperate. And desensitizing her worked somewhat I feel like with that.
Oh we are living the same life with the same dog. I will pray for your sanity if you pray for mine. My rescue 74 pounds has always been a Velcro, but recently he becomes anxious and acts as if he cannot get close enough to me.
This only happens occasionally and I am usually sitting on the sofa watching tv. At 74 pounds, he is very forceful and sometimes painful. This is a new occurrence and I cannot find the trigger.
Or any new noises? Changes in sight or hearing, or any new type of discomfort can cause behavior changes. My 2 yr old is starting to do this same thing. She does not have SA and is only Velcro when I am sitting on the sofa. She will either sit next to me inches from my face and stare, or she will slowly creep onto me, one inch at a time starting on my left arm until she is at least half way on me.
The second I stop she begins to shiver. If I gently try to move her back off me she will literally pout, she will get up tail between her legs and go up stairs and not come back down until I have to call her 10 times to go out side or eat her food.
This started in January and has been slowly escalating from once a week to once every couple days, to daily behavior. If I sit on a chair or at my desk, nothing like this happens. I was Googling to see if there is something wrong with my dog. She is definitely a Velcro dog. She wants to be able to see me at all times. I say supposed because she is the most relaxed uninterested in herding Cattle Dog that I have ever met! But, I am glad to know that her Velcro behavior is normal, if not exacerbated by being lost or abandoned.
This really makes me sad. Keeping a dog in a crate all day except for walks is a cruel thing to do to any animal. You may not realize it but that is actually abuse and the dogs do think they are being punished. This makes me want to cry to think of anyones dogs being crated up all day.
They would be better off at a foster home where they can be a dog and not a trapped animal. If you have no choice but to crate them up please get them into a foster home asap. Dogs needs to be dogs!
We do leave her home alone for 3 hours everyday. Does your current dog exhibit any signs of separation anxiety, or is it just velcro dog syndrome?
A second dog rarely helps for separation anxiety since the anxiety itself is caused from being away from the owner , and in some instances it can make the situation worse. Dogs learn from one another, and if your dog is anxious when you leave the house she could end up passing that anxiety onto the new dog.
We have a rescue dog who was abused. However, when I leave to the store or post office my husband said the puppy will cry, run out the dog door to the gate and back inside. My bf of 10 years is has been out of town for over a month.
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I'm not sure how accurate it is, but I've heard that somewhere around million people die each year worldwide. Meanwhile, about million are born each year.
That means for every person who dies, two more people are born. Even just in the U. Almost the same ratio. If people quit fucking breeding just in the U. So about 5. It's not a lot compared to our total population, but every little bit counts. And it sickens me when every fucking day in the paper, I see like 10 or more birth announcements just for my area.
Those who die in the next 30 years may simply be receiving a blessing to not be around when even in developed countries, there's not enough food and water for everyone. Anonymous User. Drastic action is needed. Any woman with more than 4 kids is going to have to hand in the extras to a kid collection facility for immediate disposal!
World-wide mandatory depo shots for at least the next 5 years. That would be a start. They aren't caged of fenced up, so if they wanted to leave they could. But they do love me and their family so that is why they stay. I do respect and understand your opinion though, thank you for your time :. Ash, that is a simplified sentence, but it does not apply to allowing people to outright kill animals in cruel ways.
I certainly wasn't trying to advocate that any action resulting in an 'emotional response', such as beating a dog to death with a baseball bat, feeding live animals to snakes, dog fighting, or other forms of torture should be allowed in our society. If I want to keep a pet responsibly, that should be my right. It is not my right to directly torture, whether for food for myself or a pet. Unfortunately this needs to be spelled out for you.
A refreshing read. An honestly written article about about nonhuman beings in captivity. Thank you! If you take a wild animal out of the wild as a baby and raise it in captivity, that animal will be highly unlikely to survive on its own, EVEN if you release it in the habitat it hails from.
This is extremely common knowledge. This is why the more educated animal rights activists are not hoping to release SeaWorld's orcas into the ocean. On the other hand, a stray dog born outside of captivity has a better chance of survival in the 'wild'.
Feral cats are technically domesticated but proliferate profusely, again, common knowledge. The notion that wild animals are better survivors than human-selected pets doesn't hold water, period. It's nature vs. It depends on what animals, what location, and how that animal is raised. Going back to your response, your wild bird won't survive in your city because it's a wild bird. Whatever climate you live in probably isn't the one it evolved to live in, so it will either starve to death or be killed by crows.
This isn't the same for dogs, where they can't really survive in the wild anywhere because that's not what they've evolved to do. I don't know how you do it Melissa.
The patience you exhibit when confronted by blatant and incessant stupidity is worthy of sainthood. That or this site has strict rules and active mods. Most of these people who couldn't comprehend your article can vote - to me that's scarier than any exotic pet.
They can reproduce as well Ahhh so you are one of those who thinks that no none should own a pet or an animal? I do not agree with that for the simple fact that you have never seen a pet that is truly happy being with humans. I am sorry about that. Have a good night. So what are you proposing, that we let them all go free and no more intervention with their care???? BTW I did read your whole article I simply disagree with you.
Lady Guinevere-- I don't think I can get through to you. Domesticated dogs did not exist before humans, that's virtually impossible. Please read this -entire- article, including the end. Dogs and cats should not exist???? That is nonsense. They have existed a very long time before we even domesticated them. I beg to differ too. Where are they all going to live if not domesticated?
What is their source of food going to be? How are they going to be protected from things like ticks and other animals that will eat them. What are you going to do when their breeding takes over the cities and world eventually?
Many do not and refuse to see that the "natural" way is also inhumane. Have you ever watch a coyote kill a cats or another dog? Is that humane to watch cats and dogs get killed and eaten for food as well. I just do not agree with your points.
I mean I guess it isn't very ethical in my book, so in a large sense, I do agree with you. But with history down on the books, and evolution doing what it did because we forced evolutions hand, breeding the least aggressive ones, and creating the domesticated dog we see now to disown them completely, would also most likely kill them, so in laymen terms, I guess I would say that we made our bed, and now we have to sleep in it.
While I do see your point completely, we as a species muddled the waters to much to fix it. BTW, I loved the article, I never thought of dogs if not most pets in that light.
George Abreu-- Making animals dependent on us doesn't sound very ethical, does that sound right? Would you want that done to you? Another highly typical occurrence with people like you is that you start arguing with me about how bad and dangerous exotic pets are, but when asked about your claims of species decline, you provide a bunch of links about PARROTS, which I'm sure is NOT what you had in mind with your initial complaint.
You've decided to let your links do the talking, and cannot provide the name of a single species, what a surprise. Your first link, generic BS with no real information. The second, Born Free of course, mentions only one specific species, stating captive breeding of Amazona oratrix has failed to help because : "This decline has continued despite the wide availability of captive-reared yellow-headed Amazons for pet purposes.
They do not know what percentage, if any, makes it into the U. Or would it be due to the feel goodism of people who don't like the idea of people owning species while they face hardship in the wild? If I don't keep pets will locals stop catching and keeping pets?
People's feelings matter nothing to me. Your link disproves what you said! This is what happens when you spout off assumptions to people who've actually done research. While I would understand your premise, if dogs never evolved from wolves. However, because we have domesticated the dog, they do not have the necessary instinct and predatory behavior they had as wolves.
Making them unable to survive with humans. We have made dogs dependent on us. You stated that a large number of animals in zoos are taken from the wild, although you did say many are captive bred. The way you put it makes it look like the number of wild caught animals are almost equal to the number of captive bred ones.
In reality, most of the animals in North American zoos are captive bred. Even if some confiscated illegal wild caught animals were sent to zoos, it would only be equal to a fraction of the number of captive bred animals in zoos. Rare parrot species seem to suffer the worst, but reptiles, turtles, big cats and more are mentioned. An answer from a zoo keeper who interestingly specifically mentions some animals also being saved from illegal exotic pet trade.
You may be right that there haven't been any deaths from apes.. But it's not for a lack of trying. I know several people have been permanently disfigured from pet chimpanzees. As for other people killed by exotic pets:. I'm also curious why it has to be American exotic pet trade.
It has the same detrimental effect no matter where it takes place. Found it. People who scan your article might not though. Can I suggest a boldface title? There are a lot of people who still might not get the satire even after reading it all the way through Deathmonkey You have no evidence to suggest that exotic animals cause more deaths in relation to their populations, you are just assuming.
None of us know the real answer. I'm confused on why people with extremely little knowledge about these matters attempt to argue with me about this. You probably have no idea which animal species are 'protected but dwindling', or why. All threatened animals have their own complex reasons why their populations are decreasing or why people trap them. I'm tired of the generalizations.World lacks enough food, fuel as population soars: U.N. (Reuters) - The world is running out of time to make sure there is enough food, water and energy to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population and to avoid sending up to 3 billion people into poverty, a U.N. report warned on Monday. As the.