Daisy my miniture yorkshire terrier cries and howls at night, i have been going down to her to re-assure her but she carries on, how do i stop this?
How old is Daisy? Is this something she has just started doing, or is it something that has been going on for a while now? Do you take her out when she cries, she might need to go potty and not want to do it indoors?
There are many reasons why she could be crying and howling. If she never used to do this before, has something happened that could have brought about a change in her behaviour? Did she normally sleep upstairs with you and is not used to being apart from you during the night? She might just not like being alone and being in the dark?
There are a few simple things I would suggest trying that might help.
Possibly try using a night light close to where she sleeps, so that it won’t be too dark.
You could try placing something in her bed that smells of you, as this might prove to be comforting for her.
You must also remember that everytime she cries and howls, she might just be wanting you to go down to see her. If you carry on going to see her, she might not want to ever stop this behaviour.
I think that after checking her health is all ok, it is safe to say that it is most likely a cry for attention. Try the night light, try using something with your smell and lasty try leaving her for a while.
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