Jul 27, 2014
Summer, when the kids are home from school is often when a family decides to get a puppy. On one hand it's an ideal time as everyone will have more time to play with, watch over and hopefully train the puppy.
However, if you do not prepare the puppy for being alone, which is what typically happens at the end of summer, when the kids and maybe even the adults go back to school or work, you may have some separation issues with your puppy.
If you have not already done so, start leaving your puppy alone for brief duration's throughout the day - EVERY DAY. He needs to learn that 1) people are not always around and 2) you will come back.
When leaving your puppy alone, put him in his crate or in a puppy proof room. Be sure to give him some of his favorite chew toys so he can have some fun while he awaits your return.
Do not make a big deal out of leaving. Just pop the puppy in his area and leave.