Hello! My name is Revi, and I brought home "Camryn" from Katie/MopTop Havenese's "Y" litter on Thursday (thanks Katie, for a fabulous dog and for pointing me in the direction of this forum! i love seeing everyone's dogs and this place is full of useful information
) Well her name is now Noa, and she is an absolute DOLL! She seems rather content in her new environment, and she's been doing really well with socialization, using her pee pads, and making herself at home.
The only problem is, she's developed quite the attachment to me (which is great) and i'm worried about what will happen when I have to start leaving her home while I'm at work. When I'm home with her she has more or less free range to roam around, so long as I'm watching her. At night she sleeps in a plastic crate, which she seems ok with, but I don't want to confine her to that when I'm not around. So I got her a bigger, wire kennel (it's 36" x 24") that contains her potty area and some space to play/rest in. She's totally fine in there, so long as I'm sitting nearby, but as soon as I walk away she starts to cry. I know I'm supposed to ignore it (NOT an easy feat) so I don't respond to her whining, but even when I do that she just keeps crying. Is there anything I can do to teach her not to cry? I've tried distraction (there's plenty of toys in there), turning on music, leaving her with a treat...the only way to stop her crying is to sit by her side. Am I doing something wrong? Any and all advice would be appreciated.