Hi, I was watching a dog over the weekend, and before the owners went away, they said something to me that made me instantly think their dog had separation anxiety- "Sometimes she goes and poops downstairs by the back door when we are gone because she is mad at us..." First of all, this dog is perfectly potty trained, which makes me think she has separation anxiety, and the fact that dogs don't normally do something like that if they're 'mad'. I didn't really think of it too much at the time- until she tore up the couch. I took her out for a walk about an hour before her family came home from their trip. When I went to leave, all was fine, and she was happily chewing one of her bones. On Monday I saw the owners son, who told me when they got home the couch had a bunch of holes in it and there was foam everywhere. She tore the heads off a few stuffed animals also. So sometime within a little less than an hour, she managed to remodel their couch and give some stuffed toys a makeover. I am almost positive she has separation anxiety, and I feel that I need to tell the owners, since they don't seem to know what signs to look for. Any advice is appreciated!!