|Barked: Tue Sep 25, '12 11:43am PST |
|With my little man, Arlo, we had A TON of issues with separation anxiety when he was young (3-5mths). He's now 13 mths old, and I can safely say we've moved past it. I have taught him a whole routine for any leave over 1 hr., and that has seemed to do the trick.
When I leave in the morning for work (I'm usually gone minimum of 5hrs, max of 9), I make him sit at the top of the stairs (not at the door), give him his favorite tiny Dingo bone, and say, "I'm going to work." And I just leave, no looking back, and [what we found out was the key], I lock both locks (deadbolt and on the door knob). We have observed him running down the stairs to the door if we only lock the bottom lock b/c he knows this is a short trip away.
Not sure if this will work for you guys, but it has been a life saver for Arlo, and the woodwork around the door...
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