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    DefaultHamilton has anxiety -advise needed

    I work outside the home but my husband has a home office so he is with Hamilton during the day. My husband occasionally sees clients in his office , at these times he cannot have Hamilton with him. At first, when my husband was with a client, Hamilton would get one of my husband's gloves, slippers or hat and snuggle with them. Now however Hamilton has started shredding things. My husband tried to crate Hamilton when his clients came over but Hamilton barked so much he was disrupting the meetings. Myhusband gives Hamilton a cookie and a toy before he goes to his office but the shredding is getting worse. Help!
    Hamilton, Rescued October 4, 2011 at the age of four, background unknown. Hamilton is extremely lovable!!!!

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    Are these scheduled meetings or unexpected drop-ins? If scheduled, how about a good long walk or run before hand to get rid of some of the energy?

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    Have you tried giving him a frozen Kong in his crate? I would ONLY give him the Kong in these circumstances so it is special and it needs to be frozen so it lasts long enough to get the meeting over with.
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel_Dawg View Post
    Are these scheduled meetings or unexpected drop-ins? If scheduled, how about a good long walk or run before hand to get rid of some of the energy?
    Very good idea!
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

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    Good thinking, Rox (Diesel Dawg). Good plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel_Dawg View Post
    Are these scheduled meetings or unexpected drop-ins? If scheduled, how about a good long walk or run before hand to get rid of some of the energy?
    The meetings are all scheduled as my husband is a therapist, he will try your suggestion of a long walk tomorrow. Thank you
    Hamilton, Rescued October 4, 2011 at the age of four, background unknown. Hamilton is extremely lovable!!!!

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    or a kong with some frozen stuff in it, in the crate.

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    Hamilton isn't really interested in his kong, or any toys at all really.
    Hamilton, Rescued October 4, 2011 at the age of four, background unknown. Hamilton is extremely lovable!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by judiz View Post
    The meetings are all scheduled as my husband is a therapist, he will try your suggestion of a long walk tomorrow. Thank you
    You're welcome

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    Just a question but do you just give him the kong or do you put something in it.
    I rub peanut butter on the inside of it and fill with treats that mine have to work at to get out.
    The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!



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