Make it stop!!! (whining)
We just got a Vizsla puppy. All things considered, the dog is amazing. Housebroken, crate trained, sit, stay, come, lay down, shake, out of the room, off, and no more biting PERFECTED in 2 weeks of having him (he's 12 weeks now). The only real issue we're having with him is his INCESSANT whining. It's not directed at anything in particular, he just whines... constantly. We've tried using a firm "QUIET", ignoring it, but these two don't seem to be helping.
Basically, if we just look at him, he'll whine. If we don't look at him, he'll whine. When he's eating and decided he's done, he'll whine. When he's sleeping, he'll whine. And of course, when he wants something or needs to go out, he'll whine. He just whines at anything and everything.
Any insights on how to stop this behavior? It's driving me nuts. Anyone else have this problem? Is it a phase? Will is pass? What can I do to start correcting it?