10-09-2014, 12:59 PM
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: North Carolina
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Is this separation anxiety, or will he grow out of it?
My 10 week old puppy, Cocoa, has been doing great. The older dogs are playing with him and looking out for him, crate training and potty training are going well, and he's pretty much the ideal puppy. Until I have to leave him alone. I'm not even talking about leaving him alone for hours - if I get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, he cries and fusses at the door. If I walk out of a room to get a drink, he cries. Basically anytime he doesn't have a human with him, he throws a tantrum. He doesn't tear things up any more than usual (he's teething), but he acts like he's going to die if he doesn't see me come back.
I've never had this issue with any other puppies before, at least not with me only being gone for five minutes or less. My mother thinks it's just because he's young and he'll grow out of it, but I don't want to just ignore it and then it end up getting worse or being a major issue later.