My husband and I bouth a 7 week old male toy pomeranian a month ago. We have had him now for a month and he didn't bark or whine, but now all the sudden he does. We have to keep him in the cage from 7am till 5pm because both of us work and we can't just let him walk around the house, he still needs to learn everything. During the night time we take him out to pee and poop and put him in the cage around 12, three or four hours later he wakes up and starts whining. At first we thought that he wanted to pee and we took him to the training pad to pee and took him back to cage, but he keeps whinning and its been like this for 3 weeks now. I understand that he gets bored inthe cage and wants to get out and I do get up at six and play with him before we leave< but at three and four I think is kinds to early to get up and play my husband and i were thinking about buying him the bark collar but we dont know which one to buy and if we should since he is a tiny puppy please help
Consider an x-pen instead of a cage. It is a really long time for that little baby to be in a cage. In the x-pen you can put his crate, toys, wee wee pad, food, water, etc. He can keep himself occupied. He is probably bord, and tired of being in a cage all the time.
The pup is not old enough to handle being crated so long. En excercise pen is an excellent way to let the pup have room to potty, have access to fresh water and have toys and chew items to entertain him while your gone!
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain.
While I am typically not against bark collars on dogs who have an excessive barking problem, I think in this case it would not be in the best interest of the puppy to use one. I think the puppy is in his cage far too many hours in the day and that is why you are having this problem. I would do as the others have suggested and buy an X-Pen for the puppy during the day.
Also, where is the crate located at night? If it isn't, it should be in the bedroom with you and your husband. That may help lessen any barking or whining issues he may be doing because he feels isolated from his pack.
If all else fails, just put him in bed with you at night. That will cure it for sure