Hello, first post.
I have a 14 month toy Aussie-doodle, I've had her since she was 12 weeks old. Since then we have been inseparable, we spend all hours of day and night together except for when I am at work. We spend all weekend together, we usually spend 1-2 hours at the dog park Saturdays and Sundays and she goes to doggy day care twice a week. She is a good puppy but she has strong separation anxiety, she is also very jealous, if another dog approaches me or I pet them she scares them off. she does play with other dogs, she has had a couple incidents with other bigger dogs, it has been the other dogs that have been aggressive with no provocation to her though.
Every morning during the week I wake up and we go for a 15 minute walk, then I take a shower and get ready for work, once I grab my keys she starts barking and gets very anxious, once I close the door I can hear her scratch the door and bark, I have several cameras in my house to check up on her and she cries and howls and scratches the door for 15-30 minutes, sometimes up to an hour until she finally calms down and goes to sleep but she still keeps checking on the door.
She is not crated and she is free to roam in my apartment.
Any advice on how to help her anxiety, I want her to be aware that I will be back soon, I actually return during lunch and we walk for another 20 minutes and then when I leave the anxiety starts again.
All in all she is never more than 4 hours by herself but it breaks my heart that she gets all worked up during that 30-60 minutes after I leave.
any suggestions? (sorry for the long winded meesage)