I just wanted to share any progress or behaviors my Cookie is showing during this difficult time and her adjusting to the new apartment.
Last night, when I got home, she greeted me so happily. No poop or pee (well, I didn't see any pee, but who knows) in the apartment. I immediately took her out for a walk and she was pooped. She did her business outside. I brought her in and played fetch with her and her favorite tennis ball. She was so tired and cuddled up with me for the rest of the night.
I woke up this morning and told her we were going outside. She got extremely excited. Went outside, she FINALLY ran down the flight of stairs (she was terrified yesterday and the day before), walked her around the lake, she did her business, then when I was ready to go back upstairs she was hesitant first at running up the stairs but then she was so happy she did it! Yay!
She wagged her butt and her tail as she stood in front of the apartment door waiting for me to open it. So I played for a little while with her before I started getting ready for work. I did like Deja told me and ignored her when I was getting ready. She would leave where I was then come back to check if I was still there. However, when I left without saying bye or anything, she started barking and howling. I stood at the end of the stairway hearing her howling for me to come back. It broke my heart again. I'm still not sure how long she barks for. And I'm curious how long she barks for when she hears someone outside or a noise when I'm not there. But all I can do is think about her when I'm at work and hoping she's not sad or still barking. She's such an adorable puppy and has been an absolute angel when I'm there.
But, it looks like she is having progress with the potty training. I'm keeping my fingers crossed there and hoping that she'll be able to hold it even longer when I can't come home anymore for lunch, only time will tell. I'm still just worried about her barking behavior. What if I want to step out to run an errand at night? I don't want her to annoy the neighbors. I do have some errands I need to do this week at night and am so afraid of her howling like a maniac.
Ok, thanks for listening and letting me share!