We have had our Golden Retriever puppy, Harley, for nearly a week now and he is 10 weeks old! He has a beautiful nature and we are happy with the way toilet training, obedience etc is going.
We are having one issue. I know some people may be against puppies being alone but both my partner and I have to work. He is alone 5-6 hours of the day. Ive tried putting him in the bathroom and outside with toys, kongs (treats inside), puppy pig ears, water, his bed, clock (for him to think it is his Mum's heartbeat) and radio for company. He still howls, cries, barks and works himself into a fit. It breaks my heart to leave him! We cannot leave him alone if we are home, he follows us everywhere! He sleeps in the bedroom, so he is with us most of the day and night! Even in the bedroom we did enclosed an area but he sooked so I took down the barriers and taught him on his bed and he stays all night!!
Is there something else I can do to make his time better and teach him not to sook when we have to leave him? When we put him outside he also jumps up and down on the glass door barking, howling, sulking...
Any advise is greatly appreciated