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Meet Phantom and help me with his whining
Phantom is 13 weeks old and amazing. MY GF and I have had him for 2 nights now.
He is sleeping in the expen with a ugodog. The past two nights he has woken about between 3-4 am, which is normal and expected. Last night we woke up with him (sleeping on the couch beside his expen) and he peed on the ugodog. I rewarded him with a little play session and a walk. I am assuming this was a poor choice because he wouldn't settle down afterwards and just whined when put back in his expen or was jumpy when we tried to let him lay with us. I think I should reward him with a treat instead of a walk/play session next time its that early. Any thoughts?
Also today, he whines whenever one of us is not with him. I tired him out with a long walk/play session in the morning and put him in his expen to sleep. He whined until I eventually came over stuck my leg in and he fell asleep next my leg. This is adorable behavior but I dont want him to whine or bark whenever I don't give him attention right away. Any good ways to curb this behavior? I was thinking just slowly leave him alone in his expen for a few minutes and then come back once he stops whining so he knows I am still here?
Thanks for all the help (past and present).
-Dave and Julie