Anyone who’s trained a puppy to be ok with spending time alone knows how upsetting—and even traumatic—the experience can be for owners. Leaving for work, or lying awake at three a.m., listening to the newest addition to your family crying out, can make even the hardest of hearts relent.
During these times, try to remain objective and reach out to other owners, friends, family, or online forums. Hearing about the stories of others is great for re-upping motivation—and rest assured, you can do it! If you do decide to spend some nights on the floor next to your puppy’s basket, don’t feel too bad about it.