Help... Leo has found his voice!
I need some help here guys. Leo is 4 months old, he has been pretty quiet up until now but about 4 days ago he started to get VERY vocal.. Whereas before then he was more or less pretty quiet. Now out of the blue he's starting to bark for attention. This will usually happen if one of us is in the same room with him and is not paying attention to him or we walk out of the room. We try to ignore it but it gets so bad at times we have to move him to another room. We live in an apartment building and we're trying to avoid getting complaints from the other tenants. He also seems very fearful of people all of a sudden. When we have people over he'll shy away from them running between our legs (myself or my partner). He used to be pretty friendly and wasn't very afraid to meet new people. Are these things a phase? We have been giving separation time since he got him at 8 weeks. So i'm not sure why he seems to need so much more attention now. Please tell me this is a phase! Is it a good idea to remove him when he starts barking? We will usually resort to this when he won't stop barking for attention. Help! Has this happened to any of you? What did you do? I hope the ignoring starts to work in our favor!