Nanda & Nelson Posted November 14, 2013 Report Share Posted November 14, 2013 Nelson is almost 2 now and recently he got started to whine quite often. He has always been a talker, he makes noises when we play, when a ball is stuck under the couch or on top of cable (he hates cables). When he doesn't get what he wants, he lays down on his bed with a big sigh. He is a kid, really. Sometimes when he whines I respond, for example, when he really can not get to his ball or something like that but often when he whines for no reason I ignore it in the hope that he doesn't think it will always work. He is a city dog who gets about 45 minutes in the morning (walking, retrieving, training) then we often go to the forest / dog beach in the afternoon for an hour where he plays, retrieves and swims. Then he gets a neighbourhood walk at night. He has lots of toys, treat puzzles etc. I also spend lots of time with him, not necessarily interacting with him, but he comes to work with me and so on. Though I still do lots of tricks with him etc. He usually whines at night, for attention - I am pretty sure it's for attention cause he will even do it when we just have been outside. My partner is out of town for the month and I wonder if it has anything to do with him being gone and that now he is pushing my boundaries or something like that. Do you guys think he is bored? Do I need to interact with him even more? Or should I ignore it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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