Hello, I am looking from some whippet puppy advice or puppy advice in general! Our little whippet is 3 months old, we picked her up and brought her home 10 days ago so not too long ago. She has been very good but I am just looking for some advice on the basics. She sleeps in a crate on the bedroom floor in my husband and I’s room at night and is no problem, some nights she sleeps right through and some nights she gets up once to go out to the toilet. What we are finding most difficult is leaving her on her own for periods of time throughout the day. With the current health crisis both my husband and I are working from home which is great as we get to have lots of time with our puppy but also difficult because she is getting used to us being around 24/7. We are trying to leave her for short periods during the day and trying to increase it bit by bit but she yelps and whines and proper howls constantly and really works herself up, she has her bed and toys but these don’t help! When we are downstairs pottering about she follows us into every room we go. She is still so young so I am trying to find the right balance between getting her used to being on her own and giving her attention too, I don’t want to be too strict but I need her to be used to being by herself to a degree too. We do have another crate downstairs which we have tried leaving her in but she really doesn’t settle, I have tried leaving the radio on, a blanket over the crate, I leave her food and water in the crate to get her used to going in and out but when closed in she gets worked up and has pooed in there once or twice, even if she has not long been to the toilet outside. She doesn’t need to be crated during the day she can have the run of the kitchen/dining area but she still cries when she has this space and howls at the door. As I mentioned, now isn’t so bad as we are home anyway but when the time comes when everything is back to normal with work she will need to be on her own for a duration of time when we are in and out and I don’t want her getting into bad habits. We absolutely love her and can’t believe we have waited this long to have a whippet but I just want to do the right thing with her! Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you if you have got to the end of this essay!