Crying when my child leaves him
Hello! I’m new here so apologies if I’ve put this on the wrong page/chat and that it’s a bit long winded!
We have a wonderful boy called moose who is 14 weeks old, he’s honestly just a joy. He’s crate trained, is picking up basic commands like a champ and the puppy biting is slowly abating!
When me and moose walk my daughter to school (she is almost 11 and does sometimes go alone as it’s close) he walks very close beside her and once she splits off to go down the school road and me and moose turn to walking home, he howls, barks, pulls at his lead and generally is very distressed for about 5 minutes because my daughter has walked off from him and he wants to get to her.
Currently I am giving him nothing, no emotion or reassurance until he is calm when he gets a pat and we walk on.
I’d just like to know that I’m doing the right thing really and if not what can I do differently?
Moose shows no sign of this if me or my husband walk away, just my daughter.
He also is very settled if we leave the house for an hour with him in his crate (that’s the most time he’s been left, apart from overnight where he now sleeps through from 10.30 to 7am)
Any advice would be greatly received!