Could use a little advice about my four month old male pup. He really is a great dog and is doing really, really well with everything. Really taken to training, can sit, lie down, leave it, shake, high five. Great recall. Will go to the toilet on command inside and out and doesn't go any where but puppy pad inside unless he is being bold!
He rarely barks when someone is with him and doesn't bark at night or when I go back to bed in the morning till about 10. (I get up at 7 to bring him out and go back to bed as does he.)
However, if I leave the room or have to go out for anything when it's not sleep time for him, he will bark or whine till someone comes back to him. I ignore him before I leave the room and when I come back in to try not make a big deal of me leaving and always wait till there is a break in the barking to come back in. I'm not currently working so am around most of the day. I leave on purpose now to let him know that I will not be around all the time and to try to make him more independant for when I do go back to work. He gets lots of exercise and mental stimulation throughout the day.
I'm afraid he has separation anxiety and was just wondering if anyone had any other tips or anything that I could do over the next while to stop this. Worried it's going to become a real problem for the neighbours and the dog. Any advise would be great. Thanks