How to Help Your Crying Puppy: Tips for Dealing with Separation Anxiety

How to Help Your Crying Puppy

A Guide for Pet Owners on Calming a Sobbing Puppie

It’s exciting and delightful to bring a new puppy into your home. It’s an exciting time, but it’s not without its difficulties, especially for first-time pet owners. Overwhelming puppy weeping is a common problem for novice pet owners. Don’t panic if you find yourself in this predicament. In this manual, we’ll show you how to make your new puppy’s home a place of comfort, safety, and joy for your weeping pet.

The Mystery of the Puppies’ Tears

Understanding the root cause of your puppy’s distress is the first step toward alleviating their distress. There are a number of causes behind a puppy’s tears.

  • Your puppy is homesick and grieving the loss of its mother and littermates, a condition known as separation anxiety.
  • New situations might make puppies anxious and cause them to cry.
  • Puppies have tiny stomachs and require regular feedings and water breaks.
  • Puppies have regular bowel movement and elimination demands, and they often cry when they have to go potty.
  • Problems with health or injury might cause puppies to cry.
  • If you know what’s upsetting your dog, you can take the right steps to make them feel better.

Helping Your Puppy Stop Crying

  • Puppies need a warm and comforting atmosphere in which they may feel secure, so be sure to provide that for them. Make sure their box is big enough, and that their bedding is nice and plush. A hot water bottle or heating pad can help you get the same effect.
  • Maintain Consistency: Puppies do best with a set pattern that includes regular mealtimes, toilet breaks, playtime, and naptime. Your puppy’s sense of safety and reduced fear will greatly benefit from your consistency.
  • Spend some quality time with your dog, engaging in playful interaction and displaying loving gestures. To feel more at ease and loved in their new environment.
  • Reward your puppy with goodies, praise, and affection when it displays desirable behavior. Your puppy can acquire good habits and develop a positive outlook on its new surroundings with the aid of positive reinforcement.
  • Do not punish your puppy; doing so will just make it more afraid and upset. Instead of punishing bad behavior, try rewarding good behavior and redirecting misbehavior.
  • Give Them Lots of Toys: Puppies thrive on play, so give them plenty of toys to choose from. Teething pain can be alleviated and destructive play avoided with the aid of a chew toy.
  • If your puppy’s wailing persists, it’s important to take him to the vet to make sure he’s healthy.

Tips for Coping with Separation Fear

Many young dogs, especially those still getting used to their new surroundings, suffer from separation anxiety. To make your puppy feel more at ease while you’re gone, consider the following:

  • Start your dog off with short periods of isolation and work up to longer and longer stretches as you see fit.
  • Make your dog feel at ease by leaving familiar items with your fragrance, such a t-shirt or blanket.
  • Play Soft Music or Leave the TV On: Doing either of these things can make your puppy feel less lonely.
  • You should think about crate training your puppy so that he or she has a secure environment to be in while you’re not there.


It’s both joyful and stressful to bring a new puppy into your family. To stop your puppy from crying, you should figure out why they are weeping and then provide them with a safe and comfortable environment, a routine, attention, positive reinforcement, toys, and treat any medical conditions. Dealing with separation anxiety can be difficult for both you and your dog, but crate training, familiar objects, soothing music or television, and progressive separation can all help.

Be patient and consistent as you try to comfort your whimpering puppy. Your new puppy will stop weeping once they’ve settled into their new home. Don’t be afraid to consult a dog trainer or behaviorist for help if you’re still having trouble calming your whining puppy.


For how much longer will my pet cry?
It could take anything from a few days to a few weeks for your new puppy to stop crying and start settling in.

Can we expect our puppy to sleep through the night?
You might expect your puppy to cry occasionally during the night. They’re still getting used to their new environment and can be feeling anxious or isolated.

No, you cannot leave your puppy at home alone.
To answer your question, no, puppies younger than six months old shouldn’t be left alone for long periods of time. Help them adjust to being alone by giving them time and space to do so gradually.

Can I give my puppy something to quiet them down if they’re constantly crying?
No, you shouldn’t give your dog any medicine without first talking to your vet. Ignore the puppy’s cries?

Should I ignore my puppy if it’s crying?
No, you shouldn’t disregard your puppy’s cries. Whether it’s for sustenance, hydration, elimination, or simply some TLC, they’re trying to get your attention.

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Jackie Brown

About the Author: Jackie Brown

Writer, editor, and pet expert Jackie Brown has spent more than 25 years following her passion for animals. She is a regular contributor to numerous pet and veterinary industry books, magazines and websites.Jackie has an extensive background in dogs and cats, particularly in purebred dogs and pedigreed cats, and is passionate about all pet topics, including veterinary and health topics, general care, nutrition, grooming, behavior, training, rescue and animal welfare, lifestyle, breeding and showing (cats as well as dogs), dog sports and activities, and the human-animal bond.