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Old 06-15-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: GA
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After being away for a week, I picked up my dog (adopted 3 months ago) from our vet where she was boarded. She had her own room, was walked, played with and socialized. I expected her to be excited to see me, which she was. she's still very hyper today, and during the night she wet in her crate (never did this before). Is this a normal reaction? My husband thinks her timing is off with meals and potty.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: California
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Could very well be. Give her a few days to get back into the routine of things. I know when I pick my guy up from boarding he always sleeps for HOURS...must not get a whole lot of R&R while there with all the noise.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I would expect to see some regressive behavior such as this after being left for a week just 3 months after being adopted.....she had no way of knowing if you were ever coming back....she has had experience with kennels and if she was adopted from a shelter, not the most pleasant I am sure ....imagine if you adopted a child from an orphanage and after 3 months...without a word dropped him/her off at another orphanage and left him there for a week....you might expect some bed wetting and free floating anxiety for awhile, even if he had his own room and was taken out by a stranger.

You dog needs lots of loving and reassurance; be patient and understanding. At that kennel wetting in her crate or stall was the expectation.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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Your husband could be spot on when it comes to both the feeding and potty sessions, due to the business hours at the vet clinic they most likely have a different schedule than at home.

Did the facility have a fenced in area outside where she could roam and do things on her own or was she walked on a leash and expected to take care of her business that way?
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: GA
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Thanks for the responses. cleosmom, they have both. The facility is quite nice. They have doggy "suites" which have furniture and a tv. We brought her bed and toys. She received one on one play time and doggy play time outdoors. They have a shaded area and a wading pool! She's very attached to me; I guess she had separation anxiety.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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Okay then my suggestion is try and get her back into her usual routine and go from there. How old is she?
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: GA
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Okay then my suggestion is try and get her back into her usual routine and go from there. How old is she?
Thanks. She's a year old. Right now I'm not working so she isn't alone much. I go out everyday anad leave her alone for an hour or two (crated) so she knows I leave and come back. I suppose a week was a bit too long for her. We'll get her back on track.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:15 AM
 
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That's most likely all she needs, after all we too get messed up when we're on vacation as well
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: GA
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That's most likely all she needs, after all we too get messed up when we're on vacation as well
You can say that again we just got home from a week at Disney...I need a vacation to recover!

btw, she seems to be settling down
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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I think that reaction is pretty normal for a recently adopted from a shelter dog. My sister was expecting it from her new dog who she had adopted from a shelter and had to board after a few months when she took a short trip. Instead Bailey was so very well behaved for a few days when she got back that we think she thought the boarding was prison! " I can behave don't send me Back!!!"
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