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Old 12-29-2012, 09:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Long story short, my Riley was abandoned when he was around 2 yrs old in the middle of a cold night. Thrown over a fence in the dark and when found, he was trembling and terrified. The lady that found him, took him to a camp bow wow type of facility ( they offer doggie day care, boarding etc. ) He was caged and put up for adoption. As soon as I saw him, I scooped him up and he has been at my side ever since. Here's my question. I take him 2 x per week to doggie day care. He is very very social. Loves all dogs and all people. He would play all day long if he could and I don't want to leave him by himself for long hours while I am at work. He literally starts shaking and panting when I get about a mile from his camp. He knows I am taking him there. When he gets out of the car and the guys greet him, he can't wait to get inside. His whole body is wagging with the helicopter tail whirling etc. There are obviously times during the day when they cage them. I am certain they are good to him. A huge well respected, award winning place for over 15 yrs. Why the trembling and the fear? Is it the cages? Fear that I might not come back to get him? Both? I want him to be excited not scared. Tips or advice?

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe he IS, excited not scared.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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he can't wait to get inside. His whole body is wagging with the helicopter tail whirling etc.
Agree with Herzo it is most likely excitement I wonder how he is at going to the vets - is he happy to go inside? I know mine shake (from excitement) when we get to one of their favourite walk places/countryside but when they see we are pulling up at the vets and get out of the car it is very obvious they don't want to go in...
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would bet excitement over any fear.

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