I am concerned about how depressed I feel with my new puppy. I love him and did from the first time I met him and now that he's with me I still have that love and he's wonderful and so clingy to me and I think that scares me. I'm 22, live alone, and I am active duty military and currently live in Germany. I feel awful for feeling like this is the worst decision I've ever made. Yesterday was the first day I left him in a crate so I could go to work and he freaked out, I left work 3 times yesterday to go check on him and the second time he had spilled water all over himself and was shaking and crying for 5 minutes after I took him out of the cage which in turn made me have a meltdown. I left and kept him in the room instead of his cage to see if he liked that and when I got home it didn't sound like he was crying but he barked at me when I went inside the room. I'm feeling so overwhelmed and guilty because I can't always be home with him and am considering finding him a new home for someone that can give him a better life but I am already attached to him and I know that would break my heart. I just want to know if feeling like this is normal, I feel completely depressed I can't eat and I feel guilty all the time and like I made a huge mistake.