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Old 01-29-2013, 04:33 PM
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When he does that, make sure that you completely ignore him. If you come back to him when he's crying, he won't forget. That's great that you crate train and aren't letting him out until he stops crying. As hard as it is, I would stop taking him everywhere with you, at least for the time being, so he can see that you go away for short periods of time but always come back.
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When he does that, make sure that you completely ignore him. If you come back to him when he's crying, he won't forget. That's great that you crate train and aren't letting him out until he stops crying. As hard as it is, I would stop taking him everywhere with you, at least for the time being, so he can see that you go away for short periods of time but always come back.
Yeah. I started leaving him at home when I run errands. But I still take him with me when I go see friends they get mad if I don't bring him haha.


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My bathroom is nxt to my room so ill leave the door open so she can come n go as she pleases n see tht mum is just there lol, she used to cry when shed see me in there n I'd open the shower door n shed try get in lol


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My bathroom is nxt to my room so ill leave the door open so she can come n go as she pleases n see tht mum is just there lol, she used to cry when shed see me in there n I'd open the shower door n shed try get in lol


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that must make bath time easy! lol

My little Vida hates baths I tired showering with her and giving her baths by herself but either way she always tries to catch me off guard and thinks she is gonna be able to escape from the bathroom and I'm gonna forget all about giving her a bath lol ...Chihuahua are not as intelligent as you may think
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My bathroom is nxt to my room so ill leave the door open so she can come n go as she pleases n see tht mum is just there lol, she used to cry when shed see me in there n I'd open the shower door n shed try get in lol


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My bathroom is in my room you know master bedroom? Haha. I leave the door open sometimes but sometimes I close the door because Tonka and my 8 year old chi don't get along since he wants to play and she wants to sleep I have to separate them. Which ever one comes in with me gets to stay. And that's when all the crying and screaming starts with Tonka.


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Awww I'll bet that little face is hard to resist!! They will DEFINITELY pull at your heartstrings, but it is super important never to reward or give in to him crying; as doing so just rewards him for fussing; hence you would be basically training him TO fuss/scream/cry which is the opposite of what you want. You simply have to be diligent; and ignore him (no words of comfort, no trying to soothe from afar, no "It's okay, I'm still here!"'s from the other room. In order for him to actually learn to self-soothe, it's paramount that he be given the opportunity. He will learn in due time, and it's important that he does, should you ever be in any emergency situation where he needs to be left alone or crated for any amount of time. Chihuahuas are brilliant, albeit VERY manipulative, dogs if given the chance to be so; which is why it's important for you as the owner to set boundaries for him and help him learn what is okay and what is just plain obnoxious. =) Make sure his crate is somewhere that he can't see you when he's inside of it; you can cover it with a blanket; put a clock or radio overtop for some background noise; and I even use a drop of lavender on the top of the crate each night for the one puppy I am crate training for his new owner. He's almost 3 months old, and now only cries on and off for about 5 minutes before drifting off to sleep because he's learning that there really is no point to him whining, because never once have we "given in," to his cries. I wish you the best of luck!!
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My rupert does this, he is crate trained and he has to stay on his own sometimes, not practical taking a dog round a supermarket!! But he cries and it is like a baby- dont leave me I love you! It's really hard to ignore it but I've seen the consequences with my mother in laws dog who is half chi and he is a nightmare, very demanding and acts like a total brat which is a shame as it gives chis a bad name.
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mine have me trained Mischa and bazza follow me into the bathroom and Kalvin too Mira I stop her from whinning by giving her one of those magic bags she won't move for anything lol sometimes I put on the t.v. it use to be bad when I first got them , they just want their own way and try to make us feel bad the are smart but you have to be smarter and even stronger they eventually realize your coming back.
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