Do i put my separation anxiety dog to sleep? Suggestions needed please. Wits end?
Already had a blk lab Lily who is well behaved.
Adopted 2nd blk lab three yrs ago, age 2, from humane society. Jed has bad anxiety. Current daily routine: Leash free park run EVERY morning thirty min. Nutro ultra holistic- breakfast. Dogs go in custom welded 6' x12' steel bar pen in garage when we go to work. Bowl of water and a stuffed kong everyday. Radio is on softly. We dont talk or pay attention to dogs before or as we leave and we ignore them when we return home. Jed goes frantic and barks madly all day. Sometimes vomiting. Emptys water bowl with feet. The dogs are together but he remains upset.
I cant do yard work and leave him in the house or he freaks out. If i tie him outside he freaks out when i walk just beyond his reach. If i bring Lily to the vet i have to tranquilize Jed (acecvet) so he can be left at home. I left him in my Escape to run in and get milk and he chewed my shifter to pieces.
Tried sonar collar, citronella collar, correction collar, no help for barking. He's a very little relaxed in the house with us but not normal. He's clingy. He wont sit and stay when company comes cuz he has to be by my side. All the training in the world won't over-ride his panic. both dogs are together and can play all day but he's too panicked. The barking upsets the well behaved dog. The neighbors have not complained, yet. If i put them on the patio to play he throws himself against the door and digs at the glass. He's wound up like a top at the vet, we get back door service and have to cover his eyes so he doesnt see other animals. When he goes to the park he runs around for ten minutes but get worried and walks next to my side for the next twenty min. We try to socialize him with dogs but he foams at the mouth and is excited but still remains by my side.
When we first got him Jed stayed in a bedroom with lily and he chewed trim, door, doorways, and opened the window to get out.
We moved onto crating him and he got out of the crate. If he didnt get out he vomited and broke teeth.
Moved onto a mesh wire pen in the garage. He chewed through it many times. Barkbusters (dog training) came in and eventually told us to try medication combined with training. Put Jed on Clomicalm for a year. Poor results. Also tried bach rescue remedy prior to meds.
Husband welded current pen which limits his destruction but he tries to dig through the concrete.
I cant give him to the humane society again as no 1 will put up with this dog. I cant tranquilize him everyday. I could give him to a farm but he doesnt want to run free as he's clingy. I could give him to someone who stays home all day but eventually they've to leave the house!
I am sooo upset, Jed is suffering but IS it my choice to put him to sleep? I have to consider If i put him down my other dog will be alone. The only thing i have not tried is D hourly News (Dog Appeasing Pheromone). I adopted this dog and it is my responsibility but where do i draw the line. He's suffering as well as us 🙁
Looking for the magic solution
My question is detailed as i want to talk about everything i have tried. The radio is on softly everyday. I did tape recorded my voice but he thinks im in the room and freaks out more cuz he cant see me. I stated that I did get a trainer, barkbusters. They said they've never seen a dog like this and suggested medication after many sessions. When i called the humane society to talk about Jed they said ohhh! we remember Jed hes crazy