by Lauren Henderson
My Mini Aussie, Scout, is a year and a half. He was super easy to potty train. However, when he was a puppy he was more out going and laid back. Now that he is older, he seems to have gained more anxiety.
He was so good about not pottying in the house. For some reason the last week, he has started to pee in multiple parts of the house. It seems to be from his anxiety, but I am not sure.
I have owned a total of three Aussies and this one is the hardest one I have had. He is so timid to everything and I have no clue as to why. We have never raised a hand at him or anything.
When my husband gets into his gun safe, he acts so scared of it and wont even acknowledge you if he knows you're going to open it and get a gun out.
I started crating him when we aren't home because I was tired of coming home and cleaning up pee. I have also bought him calming chews to see if that helps him calm down while being crated. I am starting to think that has something to do with his new behavior.
When I am loving on him, he whines excessively. I don't know if it is just because he is excited or his anxiety. Other than his anxiety issues and peeing in the house, he is a wonderful dog.
I just need some help in how to deal with these issues and what I can do to help him. Any tips on how I can take better care of my Mini Aussie would be so helpful. I appreciate any pointers!
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