We can all agree that puppies make the most adorable sounds—from their first little ‘awoo’ to those tiny excited barks. But they also seem to make a lot of whining sounds, which aren’t always as cute.
Newborn puppies use whining to communicate with their mother from the day they are born. A simple whimper lets her know that they are cold, hungry, or have another need.
One of the main reasons why puppies whine is because they’re feeling lonely. Dogs are social creatures, and your pup is still getting used to being away from its mother and siblings.
Puppies use whining to tell us that they need something—whether it’s water, food, a toy, or potty time.
There can be times when all your pup’s physical and emotional needs are met, but it keeps whining. This could be attention-seeking behavior and you should ignore this type of whining.
If your pup is cooped up in its crate and whining, it may be feeling bored. Remember that puppies have a lot of energy and they’ll become bored if you don’t keep them stimulated.