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In November 2019 our family decided on adding a fur baby into the mix. We stumbled upon a family that recently had to take in a litter of Huskey\Pit mix puppies that were horribly malnourished because the first time mother unfortunately didn't take to mothering. After getting all puppies healthy and their shots, started selling them to forever homes. Two of the male puppies immediately caught our eye. Unable to make a choice of one and having 2 kids, we decided to get both. The two male siblings, Diesel and Harley, have been inseparable best buddies ever since. However, today we had to rehome Harley because our landlord preferred 1 dog. Thankfully the landlord is a dog lover and let us know about a friend of his that lives on a farm and told us about his right hand farm dog recently passing away that would love to have a puppy to train to become a farm dog. Now, ever since Harley left, Diesel has been clearly exhibiting separation anxiety symptoms. How can we help our baby get through this and get back to being his healthy playful rotten self???
 

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Just give him time. Paying him some extra attention, with more training and walks can help.

This is one of the reasons it's recommended that you not have littermates (or two unrelated dogs of similar ages). Since they are still young, they will probably adjust to being apart faster then they would if they were adults who had been separated.
 

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The best thing that you can do for your pup is spend time with him. Distract him with training, play and cuddles.
In time he will get better, you just need to build a strong connection between you and the dog.
Usually when people get littermates they will have the same problem with seperation anxiety. They need to play, train, walk, crate and feed them seperately to build their own bonds with the puppies and get them used to being apart.
 
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