Why does my Coton whine?

by Janice Macaulay
(Brantford Ontario Canada)

Thank you for your website. I have only had my 4 month Coton for 4 days and she has really come out of her shell. I am just curious she follows me around the house whining, what is she trying to tell me? I don't want to create a monster so I have ignored some of the whines. Would like your thoughts. Thank you

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Jul 12, 2013
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Coton whines NEW
by: Vicky & Jonah

She's saying I am a baby puppy & I am in a new setting & I think i love u will u hold me. She will adjust to her new home just give her time. Look at it this way that she follows u around. Out of sight into trouble for a puppy. If u cannot see them u better go looking as they adventure into puppyhood.

Congrats on ur new puppy & don't forget to take lots of pictures to share of the comical antics that r puppies up above all went through.






Jul 03, 2013
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Cesar Millan Says NEW
by: Diane

As per Cesar Millan: When a dog whines it's a sign that he wants someone to remind him NOT to do the unhealthy behavior. I know this from watching dogs in a pack and at home. Whenever a dog in a pack whines, he is immediately corrected. But a dog in a house who whines gets taken out and learns that the whining leads to human movement to find out what the dog wants. For example, Junior only whines in the morning to let me know that he needs to go to the bathroom and uses whining to wake me up softly. Any other time during the day, when Junior whines I correct him with the β€œtsch” command.


Read more: http://www.cesarsway.com/dogbehavior/basics/Cesars-Live-Chat-on-Facebook#ixzz2Xz1uCAmK

Jul 03, 2013
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Whining NEW
by: Diane

If you enjoy her whining, then by all means pick her up and give her affection. But if you don't enjoy it, giving her a reward such as affection is the worst thing you can do.

My 1st born, Spanky, does the very same thing with a paticular toy he loves. We call it his baby. He whines all over the house until he finds a good hidning place for it. It is the only time he really whines, so we don't have a huge issue with it. When he does so, we just allow him to go about his process and once he hides the toy, the whinining ends.

Any traininer will tell you that the best reward for training is affection. by providing affection you are telling them that the behavior they are showing is acceptable. Any unwanted behavor (for example barking), don't give affection (the reward) and they will eventually get board of it and move on. Our 2nd born, Gleason, used to pee submissively when we got home and immediately showed him affection. To stop this behavior, we would wait until he calmed down before giving him affection. Problem was sloved almost immediately. Now even though he gets excited at first when we first get home, we await to show him affection until he calms down - which is immediately as he is now aware that we wont do so until he's calm and there is no submissive peeing. (This is how dogs behave with each other in general, which is why it works)

I find the Cesar Millan (The Dog Whisper) techniques through dog psychology work better than any training techniques.

http://www.cesarsway.com/

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Jul 02, 2013
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Kisses to your new baby NEW
by: Anonymous

Yes, I too think you should pick her up and give her lots of hugs and kisses!

Jul 02, 2013
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spoil NEW
by: Anonymous

She's saying, "Pick me up Mommy and kiss me. And love me. And, yes, spoil me just a little".

Jul 02, 2013
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Whining NEW
by: Carole

Has your vet checked the dog. I got Bentley as a young puppy and he never did this. Maybe your pup is missing its former owner or litter mates.

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