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I have a 12 week old Pit Bull puppy named Buddha. We like to love/cuddle with him and play with him all the time. He does great sleeping in the kennel at night, as long as everyone's in bed, he doesn't really whine much. The problem is during the day when he's awake, if you leave him alone for a few seconds (ie. to go to the bathroom or get a drink), he whines. He HATES being left alone or ignored so he whines. We do not acknowledge him when he whines and only pay attention to him when he stops whining and is quiet, but he still doesn't seem to get it. Is there anything I can do to make him not afraid to be alone or not want to ALWAYS have someone paying attention to him? Any help would be great, thank you.

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Thank you for the response. We're pretty much doing everything you suggested there when it comes to the crate training, and I can see that he's a puppy and does not want to be left alone, but I really want to break the whining now so it doesn't turn into an issue when he gets older. If whining as a puppy is normal, then about how old should he be before it becomes "seperation anxiety" and therefore considered a problem?
 
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