Why Puppies Whine & Howl

 My dog won't stop whining, and I don't know what to do about it.

Dogs are social animals, and don't like to be left behind — either from the pack of dogs (despite being domesticated, this is their natural instinct) or their new pack of humans. Howling and whining is their way of saying, "Hey, I'm here! Don't leave me!"

Puppies whine and howl for many reasons

  • They're scared to leave the shelter
  • They're getting used to their new home
  • They miss their doggy mom or previous caregiver
  • They feel alone and are having trouble handling stress

Tips for stopping whining & howling

  • When bringing your new pup home for the first time, spray several pumps of the Comfort Zone® Adaptil® Spray in the car about 15 minutes before he gets in.
  • At home, plug in a Comfort Zone® Adaptil® Diffuser near the puppy's bed.
  • Try not to make too much fuss before leaving your puppy alone.
  • Because large, open spaces may appear daunting, consider using a covered crate. This can help nervous puppies feel more secure.

Comfort Zone® Adaptil® products contain a synthetic version of the natural comforting pheromone released by a mother dog to reassure her puppies, and is a great tool to help comfort your puppy when he's uneasy about his new home. Comfort Zone® Adaptil® products are clinically proven* to help reduce stress behaviors resulting from loud noises and new pet adoption. Comfort Zone® Adaptil® is used and recommended by veterinarians nationwide.



Comfort Zone® Adaptil® diffuser

The Comfort Zone® Adaptil® Diffuser releases a drug-free, odorless vapor that mimics a dog's own natural soothing pheromones. The diffuser works great as a permanent solution in the home.

Comfort Zone® Adaptil® Spray

The Comfort Zone® Adaptil® Spray makes it easy and convenient to spot-treat objects or areas where your dog is displaying his stress-related behaviors. The spray offers a targeted and travel-friendly approach to your dog’s unwanted behaviors.

Comfort Zone® adaptil® Collar

The Comfort Zone® Adaptil® Collar mimics dog-calming pheromones that help signal to your dog that he is safe and secure, reducing excessive indoor barking, whining, trembling, chewing and house soiling.

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