Q. 9 wk old shih tzu pup who cries and is anxious when I leave He was pushed out by the breeders at 5 weeks and is never left along for more tha 2 hrs
A. Puppies do cry a lot but the fact that he left his mother so early isn't going to help his separation anxiety problem. When you leave him alone do it for very short amounts of time to start with, 15 mins, and gradually build the time up. Make his crate a fun place with toys, food filled Kong's etc and don't make his crate just for when you leave the house, have it open and accessible to him at all times. Plug in diffusers such as DAP can help with anxiety problems too.