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Tykes with me all the time..i work from home and when im in london my boyf mum has him as 6am-6pm is to long for him to be at home alone!

and if im out clubbing my boyf mum has him for the night..he loves it there! and she loves having him :)

so when the time comes when he cant come with me or be at my boyf mums i have to leave him home alone! im never gone for long 2/3hours tops! and this is about once or twice a week!

i tape him on webcam

he is ok after about half an hour..at 1st he goes nuts crying breaking howling jumping up at the door..but then he just sleeps by the door! and has the odd cry here and there!
But then when i come home he gose mad jumping up at me kissing me for about 45mins non stop and his lipstick comes out ..i can tell his happy to see me :D then for the rest of the day he wont leave my side! he wants hugs and kisses if i dont hug him he will jump and jump till i do! and if i pick him up he dont want to get down he holds on bless him..

and the worest thing is when going to leave him he knows im going and sits buy the door waiting for me to pick him up to take him out :(

its sad to see him get so sad after ive left! ive tryed everything to make him happy..leave tv on .. heart beat pillow..a chew chew (that he loves and takes him an 1hr to chew but not when im gone :(

i was wondering if anyone else has taped there dog..what are they like???

how happy is your chi when you come home ? is he/she very sticky to you for the rest of the day ?

how long do you leave him for?

hes much better then he used to be but still very sad to see me go!

i kind of feel bad..but i dont see what else i can do..maybe one day he will be fine all the time! but as im with him most of the time anyway its always going to be hard for him when i do go :( maybe i should try leaving him alone more? so he gets more used to it!

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I'm so glad I'm not the only one that's done that!!

I've taped Cooper and OmaKitty a million times! When I leave, we have a routine of where I tell Cooper goodbye, then I go to OmaKitty, give her a kiss and tell her she's in charge while I'm gone. When I'm working, I always give Cooper a Greenie as I leave. He loves the Greenie more than he loves me so he doesn't care that I'm going.

Once I'm gone, Cooper will sit at threshold to the kitchen (he's not allowed in there) and he'll just stare towards the door, then looks at Oma, then back to the door.

At first, he'd sit there forever and sleep in that spot, etc. Now, he waits a short while (probably until he hears the garage door go down) then gets in his blanket on the couch and sleeps. Oma, of course, doesn't care - she's a cat.

When I come home, I make sure to come inside calmly. Cooper will jump up when he hears the garage door going up and wait by the threshold until I come through the door. I say "hey Cooper" in a non-chalont tone of voice. I put all my things down in the kitchen, walk into the living room and ask if he needs to go potty and let him outside. When he comes back in, I give him hugs and kisses and tell him I missed him while I was gone - by then, he's nice and calm.

I think by creating the routine before I leave and remaining calm when I get home, it keeps him from going absolutely nuts at those times. Plus, when he was a pup, I'd kennel him while I'd be gone so he couldn't do the happy dance.

I just can't believe I'm not the only one that video taped my kiddies to see what they did while I was gone. LOL
 

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LOL im not the only one to..hehe my boyf always says im the only one in the world that does..lol now i can tell him i know im not :)

ive taken a few notes from your post..im going to try the calm thing..lol
im just like him really, im happy to see him to and he always likes to play when i get home! i should get my self sorted 1st then say hello
+ i always give in to having him on my lap and the hugs and kisses!
i need to try harder to not make it such a big deal! then he might stop the jumping around for the rest of the day! its not easy with him looking up at me with his big brown eyes :) hes still wanting me after 3hours :roll:
if i had not gone he would be chilling out ..hehe lil monkey

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LOL we're both crazy, I guess.

I tried to stay as calm as I could when I first started leaving Cooper alone with OmaKitty. I would give him a kong filled with food or something to take his mind off the fact I was leaving and I would always say "bye-bye Cooper" when I gave it to him. Now, when I say "bye-bye Cooper" he knows I'm leaving and, for the most part, doesn't care.

It makes a lot of sense though; if you're sad when you're telling them good-bye, it gives them the impression that what's happening is something they don't want to have happen. So if you're calm and act like you don't care, they won't care either after the first few times.

The same thing for when you come home - if you come in calmly, they know it was okay while you were gone and nothing bad happened to you or them. If you come back excited, they know you being there is reason for excitement and they shouldn't have been so "okay" with you being gone, making them a bit upset when you leave.

It's hard to do, especially if you ARE just as excited as they are to see them. But it really helps with training down the road and just about everything else you do with your pup.

Good luck to you!! There really is no such thing as dog training - it's actually human training! :lol:
 

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Sounds exactly like Zola to me. He loves kisses and cuddles and will not leave me alone when I come in from work. I leave at 7.30am ish and when I first got him I thought Ill get up earlier and play with him so he's tired out during the day but no... he;s a lazy bum. He won't get outta bed in the morning so I just leave him in his pen. My boyfriend them goes to work usually an hour after I do so he takes him out the pen and moves him and his bed to my kitchen were he is left with his toys, food, pee pads, etc. I think he sleeps most of the morning. My neighbour then comes to fed him his lunch and plays with him for an hour or so or sometimes takes him into her house. Im so glad I have my neighbour. Shes a life saver. I still feel so bad about leaving Zola while I have to work but if I didnt work I couldnt have him or my house so theres no option. I think he's getting more use to it now. Altho if I am the one to leave him he knows and he tries to shoot out of the kitchen and I find it hard trying to catch him. poor baby. He really is a momma's boy but I am glad he is left alone because I feel as if it makes him more confident around other people and not just me. Altho I am his fav :):):)
 

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I have problems leaving tyson too , at the moment im not working so its not so bad but when i go back he is not gonna be happy :(

He goes most places with me but if he cant then my mum looks after him, he loves his nanny but when i come back he goes mental and makes me feel really guilty! :?

I know it doesnt help by me taking him everywhere but i cant help it i just hate leaving him :wave:
 

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I have left Gadget home only 4 times in his life... he hates it... he will cry and bark the whole time we are gone.... I was told by our managers here at the park that Gadget cries and barks the whole time we are gone and it drives them nuts....

well, I took care of my poor little man being left alone... I take him to my next door neighbors house and she watches him for me... she loves having him and he loves being with her because he gets to play with his bubba kitty and he gets spoiled...
 

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Tyke may have to be at home more now as from maybe next week!

i went for a job interview today..and i think i may get it :D

its only going to be about 3hours wed and 3hours fir..so ive got a week to get him more used to being alone!
star starts to think if he can come with me :p is there such thing as a dog nanny ... lol

the kong ball thing i hear there great..im thinking if it was filled with chesse tyke would love that :D the next thing im doing is buying one on the bay (EBAY)

i hope he takes to being home alone
 

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as im siting here eating my pasta..i look at tyke (hes on the sofa with my boyf chilled out watching the footie :) not even looking at me eating my pasta..now 7weeks ago he would be jumping up at me..watching my every move waiting for me to drop some :D

now he knows hes not going to get some he dont even come near me..lol

so if he gets used to me coming and going more often im sure he wont be so bothered! when he sees im coming back everytime :)

i love my tyke i wish there was no such thing as work!

o dear i spoke to soon tykes standing up on the wall jumping around wanting pasta :roll: can he read this :? or maybe he smells the chesse i put on top (he loves cheese ) hes not done this in ages..tyke you are a little tyke :D but then i never put chesse on the top and now i have hes there ITs THE CHEESE..lol :?
 

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Do you want to know how much time Lily spends home alone? One hour... every other Saturday. That's when I do my grocery shopping. Other than that, I either take her with me or she's at daycare.

And you'd think that one hour every other Saturday was about a week long, the way she acts when I come home. She jumps and dances and twirls and spins and zooms... and then she sticks to me like glue for the rest of the day. Some people have suggested that Lily is spoiled but I just don't see it. :happy2:
 

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Rachael Polachek said:
Do you want to know how much time Lily spends home alone? One hour... every other Saturday. That's when I do my grocery shopping. Other than that, I either take her with me or she's at daycare.

And you'd think that one hour every other Saturday was about a week long, the way she acts when I come home. She jumps and dances and twirls and spins and zooms... and then she sticks to me like glue for the rest of the day. Some people have suggested that Lily is spoiled but I just don't see it. :happy2:
SPOILED? LILY? :shock:
Those people are obviously just jealous of Lily and are trying to make her look bad ... which, I might add, they couldn't do in a million years.

The nerve of some people... picking on a little dog like Lily to make themselves feel better about their poor, wretched lives. :roll:
 

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do u mean day care as in a place she goes? not being people you know?

here in brighton uk theres a daycare for chihuhuas and its £10 an hour :shock:
Lily goes to daycare 5 days a week. It's $16 a day and they treat her like a queen. :queen: That's a lot of money (though it's one of the least expensive doggy daycares in this area) so there isn't much left at the end of each month. And yes, she's totally worth it. :)
 

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the kong ball thing i hear there great..im thinking if it was filled with chesse tyke would love that :D the next thing im doing is buying one on the bay (EBAY)
First of all, I hope you get the job. Best of luck. Just be careful with giving him cheese. You don't want him to have too much sodium (or dairy) in his diet. :)
 

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Rachael Polachek said:
Do you want to know how much time Lily spends home alone? One hour... every other Saturday. That's when I do my grocery shopping. Other than that, I either take her with me or she's at daycare.

And you'd think that one hour every other Saturday was about a week long, the way she acts when I come home. She jumps and dances and twirls and spins and zooms... and then she sticks to me like glue for the rest of the day. Some people have suggested that Lily is spoiled but I just don't see it. :happy2:
SPOILED? LILY? :shock:
Those people are obviously just jealous of Lily and are trying to make her look bad ... which, I might add, they couldn't do in a million years.

The nerve of some people... picking on a little dog like Lily to make themselves feel better about their poor, wretched lives. :roll:
Thank you, I knew you'd understand. I simply don't believe in spoiling pets. :D
 
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