My 6-month-old puppy has become whinier than usual. She’ll whine when she’s bored, wants to play, and wants to go outside. I know it’s not because I’m not giving her enough attention. She goes with me everywhere, whether it’s grocery shopping or just hanging out in new parks since we both like to explore. I take her to cafes, restaurants, bars, small music venues, everywhere, so it’s not that she isn’t mentally stimulated enough. She goes to the dog park and has a blast every two days. I’ve been taking her out since she was a baby so she’s accustomed to having this life where she’s always outside and engaging in new things. Then she’ll come home and pass out. I live in a real dog-friendly city so I’ve been able to do this. I also play with her and her toys a lot, which I enjoy, but sometimes I just don't want to engage. Lately, when I just want to stay at home for a few hours or have to work on my stuff and plan to give her a walk later, she will whine out of boredom. And I'm with her 24/7) and she starts whining. I used to give her attention when she whined in the past because it was usually when she needed something. I’m wondering if it’s because I removed the bell system to go potty and now she has to talk to me to go outside, so she knows whining gets her attention. Sometimes she’ll whine by the door and I take her out because I give her the benefit of the doubt but she’ll just want to go outside. it's only 10 in the morning and she's being whiny. as of now, I’ve given her another bully stick so she’s keeping herself occupied while I'm just trying to get some peace for a few hours. Is it not normal for dogs to be okay with staying at home for a few hours? And not being engaged the whole time?