Hi everyone, Happy September!
Things with Wiley have been going very well. We are still working on his potty training at five months but he is beginning to show signs of understanding how to let us know he needs to go. It is a very slow process but we're hanging in there.
Our latest concern is his barking while left alone in his crate. We feel blessed b/c Wiley has from day one slept through the night in his crate. At night when we are ready to go to bed he will walk right into his crate, lay down and we won't hear a peep from him all night. Sometimes we have to make him come out in the morning b/c we have a schedule to keep.
The problem we're having now is his barking while being crated when we are away at an appt. or dinner and find him barking really loudly and intensely when we arrive home. We have no idea how long he has been barking. His muzzle is all wet from the effort so it must pretty intense. We live in a townhouse and have neighbors who we don't want to disturb, but mostly we don't want him to be so stressed out.
The crate has a comfy blanket and a couple of toys in it. We usually give him a dried chicken breast strip before we leave and always make sure he's gone potty beforehand. We are thinking about giving him a bully stick instead b/c it last longer.
Do you guys have any thoughts or advice on how to make him more comfortable?
Thanks for all the support and positive energy.
Debbie, Charles and Wiley Boy