No matter how much you LOVE your puppy, as every dog parent, you will need, from times to time, to leave him alone. This is not an easy thing for your puppy, but with a little training, he will manage and soon, will not even notice your absence!
The key success factor is for your fluffy ball to learn how to amuse himself alone and enjoy his own company. Dogs are highly social animals, so this requires training.
First teach your puppy to play alone while you are present. Offer a chewing toy, ideally stuffed with food or treats. Reward your puppy when he settles down and plays quietly with you around.
Then leave him alone for just a few minutes, while he’s still playing with his toy. From there, you will build up to longer periods (an hour or more).
You might consider using a crate. This helps some puppies feel more secure.
You need to make your departure and your homecoming as uneventful as possible. This means ignoring your puppy when you come back home. Pretty difficult right? But if you let your puppy be super excited and jump around every time you come home, this could reinforce his wrong beliefs that you were gone for good. Ignoring him until he’s quiet is a way to explain that your absence didn’t matter at all.
Using ADAPTIL Junior will help your puppy feel reassured and comfortable when you are away.