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    Justlikeapill, you actually use tranquilizers?!?! That cant be healthy for the dog. Anyways, some tips are not to reward the dog with coming back everytime it screams. Just leave her and she will see that you wont be coming back for awhile. Then come back when she stops, give her a treat, and repeat the process starting with a time period of 5-7 mins to 30-35 mins. When they are down with the 30 mins or so then you can leave them for as long as acceptable.

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    I sure do. They are perscribed from the vet.

    It's not like i'm slipping her Xanax

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    Maybe they are screams of joy.

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    People have given you some real good tips, but imagine if your question was that you had adopted an 18 year old kid who had survived a traumatic life. Tips about how others raised their children would be of no use. That's close to what you're trying to do with your dog.

    Crate training is as easy falling off a log if you start with a young puppy and can devote the time that might be needed, but training an adult of any species is always much more difficult. Even without a traumatic life history.

    Maybe she'll never be completely comfortable being alone, but the fact she'll go in the crate by herself even for only five minutes is a great start. If it's a wire crate, put a blanket over it so it's like a cave with only the opening at the entrance. If it's too big, get a smaller one. It seems strange to humans who like some space, but dogs seem to prefer crates be on the cozy side. And I'd put the crate where it has a good view of everyone's comings and goings and where people hang out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (0zzy @ Sep. 14 2006,6:44)]Maybe they are screams of joy.
    No maybe, you ARE an idiot

    Thanks for all the other advice guys
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    Awww ozzys just joshin ya....

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    You hurt my feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (nepenthes_ak @ Sep. 14 2006,9:47)]Awww ozzys just joshin ya....
    I know

    Sorryyyy 0zzyyyyy
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