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    Is there any way I can ease separation anxiety fro my puppy or is it because she is 8 weeks old

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    Yes - you are correct. Your pup is only a baby in a completely new environment without mum and siblings – so of course pup will voice her disapproval on the new set up !

    To my way of thinking - ‘Separation anxiety’ in pups is a very much overused and abused term. It is something that we as owners contribute meaning to by not teaching our pups to be happy when they are alone.

    A couple of links for you:

    How to train your dog to be left alone- clicker training - YouTube

    https://dogmantics.com/free-video-list/

    Don't worry they all do it ! My little one is just 12 weeks old now - but boy oh boy - the first few days ! I was absolutely astounded that something so small could make such loud and ear piercing noises !
    Just be careful as to who is training who ! Pups are brilliant manipulators and trainers of us owners !

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    You could leave a radio with her (out of reach) or a heated pad (out of chew reach)...

    And you can practice the "I forgot something" game. Ie you go out, you come back cos you forgot something - repeat lots...

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    A radio left on and a pigs ear to chew helped me big time with my last puppy who had seperation anxiety.

    Try and keep your pup busy while your away.


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    Something I heard recommended tonight - especially for puppies away from their litter for the first time was the dog appeasing pheromone (smells like mum)... collar or diffuser. The vet behaviourist liked the collar best given a choice.

    https://www.worldforpets.com.au/products/47316

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