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Am I expecting too much or is this the beginning of separation anxiety?
So, My lil Lexi is just over 8 weeks old and has only been home three days. I have her expen in my living room as it's where I spend the most time. I have in it her crate, a bed, and potty tray. I have a blanket covering the crate (everything but the door). During the day she sometimes sleeps in the crate but more often on the floor of the pen. When she's not sleeping I mostly play with her and work at training some basic things. She's gone into the pen a couple of times on her own to sleep when she's tuckered out, but a couple of times I've put her in there and she cried and howled to be let back out. Once, I ignored her crying and came in and out of the room so she'd see I hadn't abandoned her and she eventually stopped when I was out of the room, so then I went back in and let her out. Another time she didn't stop though and I waited for a beat of quiet before releasing her as I was worried about her amping herself up as she seemed to be getting more and more upset. Should I expect her to usually cry to be let out if I try to confine her? after all, I'm her only playmate now and she's only been here three days, and she IS just a baby, or am I doing some things wrong. Is there anything wrong with my set up or approach?
(So far I can't seem to distract her in her pen with a stuffed Kong. She has a rubber "flavoured" chew toy, No bully sticks though.)
Last edited by jay_39; 04-01-2018 at 07:53 AM.