Separation anxiety can occur in your puppy when it leaves his mother and littermates and goes to his new home. This is completely normal. Bringing your new puppy home is an exciting time for you, but it can also be a frightening time of adjustment for your new puppy. The puppy feels lost and alone as it is leaving the security of his mother and littermates. The pup is experiencing a multitude of new sights, sounds and smells. You may find it is worse at night, with the puppy crying or howling. It misses its mother and siblings! The puppy may call, cry, howl, to the others as if to say “Come and get me.” He’s waiting for one of the pack to answer. When they don’t, he tries again. You’ll notice that the first night is the worst. During the day your puppy may either be a little nervous of you, or it may follow you right away. New puppies should not be taken out with you and shown off to all your friends for the first week. He/she needs to get to know and trust their new mom or dad and not be upset by strangers wanting to hold or play with them.
As a compassionate and caring yorkie breeder who offers yorkie puppies for sale, I have the pleasure of maintaining contact with the new owners. They provide some good tips that I like to share with others. Barney’s mom, June, has offered a solution that helps to eliminate separation anxiety when bringing your new yorkie puppy home. June recommends “Smart Pet Love Snuggle Puppy”. This item has a “real feel” heartbeat which will last up to 2 fulls weeks, running the heartbeat 24/7, on one set of batteries. It has disposable warming packs that provide warmth for your yorkie puppy. It is machine washable upon removing the “heart”. You can find this item online at Amazon. It comes in several colors. Thanks, June, for the tip! Glad Barney loves his Snuggle Puppy!