Woody and the lady would both be happier if he was more independent. He is a 7-month-old Working Cocker Spaniel, born into lockdown with the lady working from home. In my ‘early-days’ puppy parenting sessions, I suggest people build into their day regular very short separations to help their puppy Read more…
Why aren’t puppies, right from the start, taught to be independent – to be alone for short periods?
85% of dogs!
This seems a no-brainer considering the statistics. The TV series Dogs, Their Secret Lives on Channel 4 in 2013, discovered that a huge 85% of dogs show signs of not coping to some extent when left alone. In many cases their owners aren’t even aware of it.
Why isn’t independence given the same priority in preparing puppy for the world as socialisation and toilet training? (more…)