It seems like almost every dog owner goes through a phase when their dog begins to whine. Whether it’s separation anxiety or something else, your dog is whining for a reason, and the best way to solve your problem is to find out what that reason is. Now, if you’re here, reading this article, we can assume that your dog has a whining problem. So let’s help you fix it and explain how to calm your dog when it whines.
Discover Why Your Dog Is Whining
Finding out why your dog is whining is going to be the first step to stopping it altogether. To find this out, you need to ask yourself a couple of questions.
- What time of the day does whining occur most?
- Do I leave my dog alone for long periods at a time?
- Is the air conditioner set at the appropriate temperature?
- Is my dog still adjusting to the new home?
Most dogs will whine when they are brought into a new home. Either because they miss their mother and family or because the area is something they aren’t used to. If you’ve just bought your dog, it may just need some time to adjust to the new home. This may take a few weeks to a month. If the whining continues after this, you will need to take the appropriate steps to help it to stop.
However, if you’ve had your dog for longer than a month and you are experiencing whining during the night, your dog may feel lonely or scared. Some dog owners can fix this by adding a new addition to the family or by having the dog sleep next to them at night.
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