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I have a problem with our beagle and separation anxiety... When we first got him, we couldn't leave the room without him whining. Now that we've had him longer, that has improved, but on the other side it's gotten worse. It doesn't matter if he's in his kennel or in the bathroom, we can be gone 20 minutes or an hour, and all he does is bark and whine... Anyone have any ideas on how we can curb the anxiety?
 

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How long has your pup been crate trained? The crate has always been a 'safe zone' for our pups, they feel more comfortable there.
You could try wearing an old t-shirt for a day, then put it in there with your pup- maybe your smell will be comforting.
 

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When we first started leaving Abbie, she would bark and whine and we could hear her throwing herself against the door when we were outside...
She also dug a hole in our drywall one time...
But she got over it. She hardly even looks up when we leave now.
 

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My beagle is almost 3 yrs old, and she has always had terrible separation anxiety. When we have to leave her, we very calmly put her in her crate. As soon as we close the door she starts whining and crying - it sounds like she is being tortured. When she was six months old, the vet suggested giving her a benadryl to calm her down. That didn't work at all. He ended up prescribing xanax for her. This helped a little bit, but not that much. I don't give her any drugs now, just let her cry it out until she calms down. I read somewhere that beagles are bred as pack animals, and when they are separated from their pack they freak out.
 

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Please help! My beagle also exhibits severe separation anxiety issues. She is 5 and always had issues with being alone, but for the last year it has gotten much worse. Basically, she pees/poops EVERYWHERE when I am gone (or even just out of sight). We can go outside, she will do her business, go back inside and if I leave for as little as 30 minutes... She will have pooped and peed. She sometimes even poops when I take a shower with the bathroom door closed. The real kicker is that she isn't even truly alone! She always has the company of her pug sister and two cats. I tried crating her when I was away, but she figured out ways to break out of the crate. I then rigged the crate with ropes so she couldn't escape it. That resulted in complaints and threats of police action, as she apparently would cry nonstop when I was gone and she couldn't get out of the crate. She is loving and cute and adorable, but I am to the point where I am looking to get rid of her b/c the joy she gives me doesn't outweigh the grief she creates. I will never surrender her to a shelter that kills and the local Beagle rescues claim they are "over-stocked" because of the economy. Can ANYONE PLEASE give me some advice of how to deal with this issue of hers. I really don't want to give her away. I just need her to stop going to the bathroom every time I leave.
 
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