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Crying puppy: what to do to calm him?

Your puppy cries, and you can not calm him down? Find answers to your questions and primarily concrete actions to understand and soothe your puppy when in an unstable emotional state.

Puppy Crying: Why?

A crying puppy is never lovely. And just like for an infant, it is sometimes difficult to understand the reason for tears when you still have the decoder.

A puppy can cry for many reasons, but we will hold here the four main, the most widespread and observed:

My puppy cries because he bored his siblings.

When your puppy arrives at home, except if you have adopted several at the same time when you already have dogs at home, he moves from a family social group composed of several dogs, puppies, etc. To an unknown social group, sometimes animals are ever rubbed (cats, rabbits), children never encountered, etc.

This change is often entirely consistent and requires a period of adaptation during which it is pretty standard that your puppy pushes vocalizes to express his discomfort and apprehension.

You will see more elsewhere at night, which he was used to living surrounded by all his brothers and sisters. At home, he finds himself alone in an environment he knows and in which he is, in fact, not yet very comfortable.

My puppy cries because he is alone.

Your puppy can also cry when you are away. Indeed, as soon as you adopt a puppy, you become a natural landmark for him, an attachment: it is tough for him to see you leave and stay alone (again in a still foreign environment).

In this, the learning of loneliness is more than necessary to allow your puppy to live more and more serenely your departures and periods of loneliness in general (that you are entirely part of the house or simply in another room).

To read too: my dog ​​does not want to stay alone

My puppy cries because he claims attention

The most intelligent people quickly understand how to get the attention of their master. If, if only once, you had given your attention to your puppy when he started crying / pushing vocalizes: then you won the palm of the master, who will quickly let out.

Indeed, the puppies learn very quickly, the good or like the bad habits: a misstep on your part and hop, here is a bad habit of taking!

It is not necessary to be perfect, far from it, but it is true that consistency is the word key to get good results. It is very often that the problems encountered with puppies (and even with adult dogs) are explained by a lack of coherence in the attitude of the masters:

My puppy does not stop jumping on it, but sometimes I indeed find it so cute that I caress it.

My puppy does not stop barking, crying, pushing vocalizes, but it’s true that I still come running to be sure that it goes well.

My puppy bites me, but, indeed, I often play with him just with my hands.

My puppy still pees at home, but, indeed, I do not have time to get out regularly outside.

I can still find you a good dozen examples such as those mentioned here. But in itself, it is not severe inconsistencies if you become aware of it quickly and that your attitude changes and evolves in the right direction.

My puppy cries because he suffers.

Finally, it is also possible that your puppy cries because it suffers from a physical problem. If you think you can exclude the previous three causes that explain your puppy’s crying, so make an appointment with your veterinarian to look at your puppy.

Puppy Crying: How to calm him?

I propose you take back the leading causes mentioned above and find concrete solutions for each of them to limit (or even delete totally) the tears of your puppy.

But above all, know that the crying of a puppy is not necessarily synonymous with great emotional suffering. It can be, and we have seen it express frustration due to a lack of attention. It is essential to become aware of this sometimes dull up and take a step back from the actual well-being of his puppy.

Calm a crying puppy because he is bored with his siblings

Even before getting your puppy from his breeder, do not hesitate to bring him A garment with your smell so that your puppy already gets used to you olfactively.

Similarly, when you go for breeding, do not hesitate to ask if it is possible to take linen in the siblings’ layer so that your puppy operates a smooth olfactory transition.

Equip your puppy with a caliph necklace; soothing pheromones will help calm it in its new environment.

The first night at home can be very traumatic for your puppy; you can exceptionally accept (even if you think it prohibits later) that your puppy sleeps in your room so that he does not find himself completely alone.

Of course, offer him a comfortable basket, if possible, with edges and not too big so that he can snuggle as he would do among his brothers and sisters.

Calm a crying puppy because he is alone

Learn it as soon as possible to stay alone to live these times more and more serenely.

Do not hesitate to ban your puppy the access a room of the house to get used to staying alone even when you are there.

Leave him a busy toy for him to assimilate your departure to something positive.

Get home as if you were going to pick up mail in the mailbox. Do not make your start of incredible events.

Reduce the space of your puppy when you leave.

Do not have too long absences; start with 5 or 10 minutes, then increase as you go.

Calm a puppy that cries to claim your attention

Always be at the initiative of contacts with your puppy. If it understands that by commanding an interaction through crying, it gets it, you come back in an endless cycle.

When it’s crying, ignore it (do not talk to him, do not look at him, do not speak to him) and as soon as he calmed down, call it for contact.

Make sure to give it occupations, stimulation games, etc. To evolve autonomy and does not feel obliged to be constantly in contact with you to spend time.

Answer his needs, walk it regularly, play with him, learn small towers, introduce the first essential learning: it allows you to tire your puppy. And a tired puppy does not cry; he sleeps!


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