Some pets show distress when separated from family members. It isn’t clear exactly what causes separation anxiety – some pets may be genetically predisposed, or it may be a learned behavior. Either way, there are things that you can do to help prevent separation anxiety, and ways to lessen the anxiety when you’r not there.
Some great resources:
Learn how to love your dogs without spoiling them and provide boundaries without intimidation. This booklet clarifies how to be a benevolent leader and avoid aggression related to fear or dominance. If you want to be a natural leader to your pack, this book tells you how to do it in a peaceful, kind way. The ideas and exercises in this booklet are based on the way dogs communicate with each other, so they are highly effective and easy for your dog to understand. An essential part of any canine library! Would make an excellent hand-out in classes, for vet offices, or humane societies!