Hi Guys! I'm new to the forum after recently getting a westie x jack russell puppy last week. He's now 8/9 weeks old and is named Rupert. We have no major problems, although he does scream the house down when we leave him during the day. I usually get up at 06:15 with my pup, take him outside, have a play, feed him, then back outside before leaving him in the kitchen whilst I get ready for work. During this time he screams and screams! I ignore the screaming as I've been told to and go about my usual business and head off to work at about 07:30/07:45. My boyfriend gets up at about 08:30, and says Rupert never shuts up between me going out. He's then let out again, played with before my boyfriend then locks him up in the kitchen at 11:00 am with all his toys, bed (which is an adapted crate he claimed when he came to the house) and he still screams. The lass next door comes in at about half 3 every night to play with him for an hour until I'm home from work, so he's on his own for about 4 and a half hours. The vet said the behaviour is perfectly normal but I can't stand the thought of him screaming for the full time I'm gone. I don't greet him when I come in, I'm pretty indifferent until he's sat still on the floor then he gets his cuddles and I've told the girl next door to to the same too. I've ordered a DAP diffuser and collar to see if this eases it but has anyone else got any tips or is it a case of just riding it out?