I’m new to Dachshunds and my new fir baby keeps crying when I put her into training cage for the night. I’m not sure if she’s suffering from separating anxiety being away from her Mother. Any advice would be appreciate.
Make her crate her "safe place and refuge." Perhaps a stuffed toy animal to cuddle with, a small blanket, and definitely a small treat, a Greenie for her teeth is a good bedtime snack to give her inside the crate. Put the crate beside your bed so you can make soft murmuring comforting sounds as she falls asleep. Let her go in an out during the day when you are home and let her know you are pleased that she goes in unassisted.
Thanks for the advice. Her cage was a short distance away it’s now right next to my bed. She has a igloo downstairs which she feels safe in, I’m hoping the cages new position and the stuffed in the cage will help tonight.