How to stop a dog from whining? Lucky you if you have a pekingese who doesn’t have any whining issues. Most puppies have this tendency to whine all day and night. As annoying as it is, don’t get mad over the dog. He isn’t trying to get you annoyed nor getting in your nerves, so punishment is not a solution here. In some cases, it can only worsen the situation. Rather, it is best for you to uncover the real reason on why your pekingese is whining.
There are a lot of reasons on why they whine and the most common of it is the feeling of abandonement. If you see them whine when you leave the house, then that is the case. A helpful solution to this one is for you to take short breaks from him for like 30 minutes. Go out for a walk and see how he reacts. The more you do this, the more he would get used to the idea and he will be able to grab the concept of being home alone and won’t be so emotional when you go to work already.
Another reason for dog whining is seeking of attention. Maybe you suddenly got so busy and you don’t shower him with the same affection like you used to. It is wise for you to set some time for you to play with him. Go to the park, goof around the house, play fetch, tug of war, etc… Spend quality with him every day and you will notice that he won’t be whining as much anymore. There is also a chance that your pekingese is bored and wants to have fun. Put yourself in his shoes, won’t you be whining when you get bored?
Another culprit for whining is pain. Do a body check on your pekingese and make sure he is not in pain. Try to see if he is wincing or limping. Thoroughly check him for any signs of pain. If you are not sure on what is the reason behind is whining, bring him to your vet and do a check up. You never know what’s wrong if you won’t try to find out.
How to Stop a Dog from Whining
Whining is one of many forms of canine vocal communication. Dogs most commonly whine when they’re seeking attention, when they’re excited, when they’re anxious or when they’re trying to appease you.
Why Do Dogs Whine?
- Appeasement Behavior
- Some dogs whine excessively when interacting with people and other dogs, usually while adopting a submissive posture (e.g., tail tucked, body lowered, head down, gaze averted).
- Greeting Behavior
- Some dogs whine during greetings. This kind of vocalization is usually motivated by excitement and may be directed at dogs or people.
- Seeking Attention
- Some dogs whine in the presence of their owners in order to get attention, rewards or desired objects.
- Some dogs whine in response to stressful situations. In this context, whining sometimes seems involuntarily.
Source: WebMD, http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/whining
Common Reasons on Why Dogs Whine:
- Seeking for attention
- Lonely or Bored
- Needs to go Potty outside
- Unused energy. They have to play and use up their energy too.
- Thirsty or hungry.
- Separation anxiety
How to Get Rid of Whining:
- Comfortable Area. Give him a warm, dry, safe and comfortable sleeping quarters.
- Clean water and food. Make sure that he always has clean water and food. If you notice that he is whining at one area of the house, try feeding him there. It would give him a positive association of the area and thus whining would subside.
- Let him go potty outside every now and then.
- Give him one or two tasty chew toys to kill his boredom.
- Let him sleep in your bedroom. If he is crying and whining at night, try to transfer his quarters to your bedroom. A puppy tend to love seeing and smelling their “pack” which happens to be you. Once he is older, you can train him to go sleep outside. But personally, my dogs sleep with me inside my room. They have their own corner, that way we both feel safe.
- Exercise and let him play. Burn off both your calories and energy. It is a good way to keep you both fit at the same time this would prevent destructive house behaviors.
- Leave your scent behind. If your pekingese is sleeping outside your room, leave your scent on his bed quarters.
- Visit your Vet. If you are not sure of the origin of the whining and you suspect pain, then go to the vet immediately.
- Old Ticking Clock. Some pet owners claim that they have success in wrapping a ticking clock in a towel and put it in the dog’s bed. This would somehow comfort him as it would duplicate the sound of another dog’s heartbeat.
I hope I have helped you on how to stop a dog from whining and solve this issue. As annoying as it is, you should also pay extra attention on why your pekingese is behaving this way. One thing is for sure, your dog won’t be whining without a any specific reason. Find the root of the problem and fix it.
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