How do you personally build confidence in your puppies? Jasper is a bit of a cry baby puppy. He is a little needy and if he's not with you he gets upset and will cry. I don't like that type of attitude in a puppy because it can develop into severe separation anxiety if it's allowed to continue and if you handle the situation poorly. I know that he doesn't like going out in the yard without me and sometimes I just cannot follow him out in the yard and wait for him and he needs to spend some time by himself and build confidence and learn independence. So I'd like stories of how you raise your puppies to be independent and happy without constantly being under your feet.