Q. My dog is 1 year old and still has that puppy in him,he wants to know exactly where we are and doesn't like being in the crate and missing us,plz help
A. Most dogs will always want to be with or seek out the "pack". Provide toys or special treats when the dog is in the crate. Acclimate him to your absence by getting ready to leave at various times during the day. Do not make a big deal about leaving, just go. Leave for ever increasing periods of time. Ignore him upon your return for at least 15 minutes or until after he is calm. Pheromone collars or sprays may also be used to decrease his stress or anxiety.