My puppy is 6 months and has some pretty serious separation anxiety. It's to the point that I can't leave the room without him getting upset, and FORGET leaving the house. If I leave he barks nonstop and I live in an apartment building, so you can see why that's a problem. He doesn't bark any other time. I'm trying to teach him some independence so that he won't bark so much when I leave and so that I can spend time in my bird room without him flipping out. It's to the point that my poor birds haven't been out of their cage in months because they can't be out with him in the room, but he can't not be in the same room as me. All of my childhood dogs were pretty chill and just learned independence on their own, so I have no clue on where to begin with him. If anyone has any experience with this, please help me with some tips and advice on things that worked for you and your pup!