Hey guys, I recently got a Doberman puppy and I noticed that whenever someone is not near him, he whines and cries. I tried to leave him alone for a few minutes, but he just couldn't handle it and started barking. I'm not sure why he's doing this and if it's normal behavior for a puppy. He's only three months old, so I'm not sure if this is just a phase he's going through or if there's something wrong with him. Has anyone else experienced this with their puppies or does anyone have any advice on how to deal with it? I would really appreciate any help or insights you could provide. Thanks in advance!
Hey, I completely understand your concern about your Doberman puppy's whining and crying whenever you're not near him. I went through a similar situation with my puppy, and it was due to separation anxiety.
The first thing I did was to make sure he had a cozy, comfortable spot with his bed, toys, and his favorite blanket. I also tried to use calming aids like a pheromone diffuser and played calming music when he was alone.
Another thing that worked was practicing leaving the house for a short while multiple times a day. This helped my pup realize that I was not gone for good, and I would return soon. I would also leave a treat-stuffed toy or chew toy that he could play with, which would keep him occupied while I was away.
Lastly, I started crate training my pup, which helped him feel secure and safe inside his crate while I was out of the house. It took a few weeks, but with patience and a consistent routine, he stopped crying every time I left.
I hope these tips help you, and remember, with patience and consistency, you can overcome your puppy's whining and crying. Good luck!