Everybody loves a puppy—until it’s 1 am and you hear one whining or yelping nearby.
It could be yours. It could be your neighbour’s. Either way, it’s annoying!
But there’s a good reason for annoying puppy sounds. it’s nature’s way of helping mother and pup find each other in case they get separated.
So since annoying puppy sounds are part and parcel of getting a new dog, I’d like to walk you through seven effective ways of dealing with your puppy during this period of its young life.
Understand Why Your Puppy is Making Annoying Sounds
If you’re anything like me, understanding something takes most of the annoyance out of it.
To begin with, let’s try and understand why your puppy is making whining, yelping or excessive barking sounds.
A common reason is neglecting to spend enough time with your puppy. Remember it has just been taken away from its mother, so it needs all the reassurance it can get. Make time for your puppy and let it know that you’re always around.
Your puppy could be bored. If it’s explored your backyard, it may be time to allow for some extended exploration.
Health, exercise and a troubled past are also reasons for your puppy acting out of fear and making annoying puppy sounds. Let’s look at these and others.
Be as Understanding as Possible
Your puppy needs you during this time. Patience will go a long way to establish a strong bond between you and your new dog.
Your dog will slowly learn to trust you and see you as a safe place when they are anxious. Shouting at your dog or punishing them for making certain sounds will not solve the issue. You must understand why your puppy is making those sounds so that you can act accordingly.
So, let’s do some testing.
Do Some Tests to Establish Why Your Dog is Making Annoying Sounds
If you can’t pinpoint why your puppy is making annoying sounds, you may want to try a process of elimination.
Start off by listing all the possible ways you could healthily mitigate your puppy’s annoying outbursts. then try them one by one. We’ll be discussing some more below, so get some ideas that have worked for me and other professional dog trainers.
If one thing doesn’t work, try another. Sooner or later your puppy will either grow out of its anxiety, or you’ll pinpoint what the problem is and solve it.
Also look into your puppy’s history. Were they mistreated or starved before you adopted them? What kind of breeder did you buy your puppy from?
Take Your Puppy for Regular a Long Walk
Exercise is one of the most important factors for any dog. Your new puppy will love taking walks with you every day. it will strengthen your bond and burn all that excess energy & frustration that’s been building up in your puppy.
Try walking your puppy every day during the same time. Your puppy will have something to look forward to and their anxiety and/or boredom may decrease.
Check Your Puppy’s Health
Poor health can also be a common reason for constant yelping and whining.
Here’s how to do a quick home health check on your puppy:
- Check your dog’s ears by selling them. If there’s a bad smell, your puppy may have a skin condition or some kind of parasitical worms.
- Run your hands over your puppy and check for lumps or wounds.
- You can also check your puppy’s excrement for blood or any irregularities.
- Walk with your puppy and check if they are limping in or walking strangely in any way.
- Eyes and gums should be void of any discoloration like blotchiness and yellow stains.
If you find any of these take your puppy to the vet.
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