Are you a regular talker? Do those around you often wonder where the constant chatter is coming from? If so, you might be sounding like that because of your mixed breed. Some common mixed breeds of dogs – particularly mutts – can be very chatty.
But if your mixed breed of dog is making excessive noise or crying frequently, it could be concerning. They may be feeling anxious, stressed, or unhappy in general and trying to communicate something to you! It’s important to understand why they are crying so you can get to the root of the problem!
So why might your mixed breed be whining or crying, and what can you do to stop them? Here are some helpful tips.
1. See if your pup is lonely.
If your puppy is new to your home, it might go through some adjustment periods that are stressful and unfamiliar. Try not to leave them alone too much when they first arrive in your home.
They’ll need time to adjust! Especially young puppies should also not be left alone for long periods. If you must leave them alone, make sure they’re safe in their area with toys and food for when you are at a distance.
When it comes down to introducing a new dog to your household, the best way for both dogs to coexist peacefully is to treat them individually before bringing them into each other’s lives.
The more you can encourage them to bond by sharing different experiences, such as taking walks together while keeping them separate during some feeds, the better they’ll get along in the long run.
2. Check for illness
Puppies are a lot like human babies sometimes because when they feel ill, they tend to whimper. There could be many other symptoms that should be paid attention to, such as their loss of appetite, diarrhea or vomiting, and lethargy (feeling tired all the time), for example. If your dog also happens to be breathing quickly, then you should take them in for an examination at the nearest vet.
3. Remove any stress
Stress in animals is tricky, particularly when it exhibits physical symptoms. If your puppy is exhibiting what might seem like scratching, biting, or licking behaviors over a continual period, there could be an underlying medical issue at hand.
The continued discomfort can lead to pain and stress, which ultimately could mean an inability to engage in natural behaviors. To help ease the stress on your puppy during this trying time, offer healthy distractions’ such as chew toys and enter a more relaxed environment where your pup can feel safe and secure.
4. Distract and tire out your pup
Puppies have a lot of energy. They always have somewhere to run off to, but if they get bored and start whimpering, that’s a sign of their brain not being stimulated. Set aside sometime every day for some dedicated puppy playtime, distracting them with food, toys, or puzzles if need be.
Feel free to do regular training sessions as they are great ways of getting your puppy’s brain going and helping them stay focused!
If you and your pup want to get some good rest, he must get plenty of exercise before bedtime. Put him in his crate or bed early enough so that he will fall asleep quickly, along with not having the energy to whine or whimper!
5. Check for other causes.
Though the process of acclimating your pet to their new surroundings might seem overwhelming at first, it’s worth it. Look for signs that your dog is adjusting by paying close attention to their body language and behavior.
If you notice any signs of distress, such as whining or whimpering, make sure to pinpoint why so that it can be addressed accordingly. For example, just like human babies cannot hold on as long as adults can, neither can dogs because they are much smaller than adults!
Pay close attention to how many times your puppy may go out per day. At the same time, they adjust to a new schedule – if there’s a lot of crying in the middle of the night after being let out once during the evening, you may need to consider letting them out again before bedtime.
CREATE A CALM ENVIRONMENT TO STOP PUPPY WHINING
When puppies become ill, they may fret and pace around. To create a relaxing environment, keep your puppy occupied and focused on something else like the tasty toy of their favorite food item! The soothing sounds of classical music can also be easily used as a form of therapy for animals to relieve any stress or anxiety that your pet may have instilled in them; this helps to facilitate sleep.