Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
This is Tripp Today. PUNISHED. THE BAD!!!
If Jamie and I try to spend any time together when we have time (The spare time outside of work, school, homework, our daughter, and our second child Tripp) Tripp gets uber jealous. Its not just trying to sit in between us if we sit next to each other, or lay on top of us because there is no room on the couch, he wants to be the center of our attention when we want to spend time with each other. Last night, we kicked him out of the room because he wouldn't lay at the foot of the bed. I woke up this morning to find a whole bag of my daughter's stuff and her new robotic play dog was outside. Whatever wasn't destroyed was covered in mud beyond belief. This is him being punished, being locked in his cage, with the toys in front of him. When I brought them in, he knew what was about to happen. But since we do not believe in whooping him unless its completely necessary, the lock up is the next best thing. I put the toys in front of him so he knows exactly why he is in there. I wont lock him up too long. I just think that it is necessary that he knows what he did is wrong.
We know he has seperation anxiety, but this has got to stop. Has anyone else had experience with their puppies having this anxiety? Any advice would be great. But these challenges won't stop us from loving him. :)