Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum and need help with my 8 month old male yorkie. He is an absolute doll! I just got him from the breeder a month ago and he is very socialized and good with everyone including children. He is very small, 4lbs, and is as I've read on other's threads a picky eater. Doesn't even like the Royal Canine for Yorkies. I have to throw the bits across the floor and make a game of it in order to get him to eat.
But the real and only problem I have with him so far is that I can't leave him alone. He is fine in his kennel or playpen as long as he knows I'm still at home. No barking or crying but the minute I leave the house where he can't hear me for more than a few minutes he begins to lick and chew at the bars of the kennel door. He does this to the extent that he drools so profusly that if I'm gone for more than 30 minutes when I return he is soaked with his own saliva from mouth to chest to his little front feet. I don't mind it and just wash and dry him off. But I'm concerned for his teeth and tong. I also notice that he seems congested and coughs for a while after...might be all the crying that goes along with the chewing and licking.
I feel bad because he spends every waking hour with me as I work from home and has become very attached. I even take him in the car when I go out but just can't take him "every where"
He came from a lovely home where he was with his sisters and mother untill he came to me. Help anyone...