Aloha from Hawaii, my wife and I have adopted a 10 week old Beagle/King Charles Cavalier named Henry.
-We've had Henry for only about 4 days.
-We live in an apartment building with decent space for Henry.
-Wife and I both work 8 hour jobs but try to take lunch breaks to check up on Henry
-We have a portable crate for him from Petco which he likes.
-We've been sleeping in the living room with Henry while he rests in his crate.
-When we leave for work, we put him in a good sized den room with food, water, and several frozen Kong toys. It's a fairly cool room that hardly gets direct sunlight so it's not hot and has a decent breeze. We also turn on the radio and have several wee wee pads for him. Also, we close the door to his room when we leave. I tried leaving a small gate but maybe the gate is harder cause it gives him false hope. Plus we want to give him boundaries and not run all over our entire apartment when we are gone.
-as soon as we leave, he cries for about 15-20 minutes, stops, then maybe once every hour or so for 15-20 minutes. (We have an ARLO camera set up so we can watch him....I'm not sure if this is even good to check up on him when we are away.
-what advice can you guys provide with helping dealing with his separation anxiety. Do we ignore him when we come home? We've been giving him a treat when we come home.
-my wife leaves for work after me and before she leaves, she feeds him and gives him his Kong toys.
Aloha, and we appreciate your help.
Family of Henry.