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Left alone - help!

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Hi, I finally brought the puppy home this weekend! He's a beautiful apricot American/toy poodle cross and he is so playful and affectionate. Nights so far have been ok, but I think that is because I'm standing by his pen in the kitchen till he's asleep, then creeping upstairs! Maybe a bit precious but has worked so far!! He has a playpen which is closed, then the open bed crate inside it.

Big problem though - when I shut him in his playpen, which has his bed crate open inside it, he has terrible tantrums. He barks the house down! I only went upstairs to have a shower. I don't know what to do, the neighbours will be out for blood!! Please help!! Victoria xx
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Hi Victoria

If he's not settling in his playpen at the moment I'd probably put him in his crate! He should feel safer in his crate and it might encourage him to sleep rather than fret when you have left him.

Another thing you could do is to get a Kong and stuff it with a few treats. If he gets distracted by this he might not notice that you have gone!

Good luck
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