How can you get pupppies accustomed to being left alone?
Get the puppy accustomed to being left alone by leaving them for very short times initially and gradually build up the time left. Dogs shouldn’t be left for more than 4 hours at a time on a regular basis. Boredom can cause dogs to bark or be destructive in the house. Getting puppies accustomed to being left alone gradually can help pevent separation anxiety later.
Let the puppy see that you are getting ready to go out, put on your coat, get the car keys, close the door on them and then come back a few minutes later.
Leaving them for just a few minutes initially lets them soon see that although you go away you do come back.
If your puppy struggles with separation anxiety there are products that can help.
For more information please speak with one of our veterinary nurses.