It's a question I seem to receive more and more frequently, separation anxiety in dogs. About 17 percent of all dogs have this anxiety disorder.
Hear my conversation on Steve Dale's Pet World with veterinary behaviorist Dr. Jacqui Neilson, senior veterinary consultant Elanco Animal Health. She talks about what this disorder is, and what you can do about the problem (without doping up your dog). Truly dogs diagnosed with separation anxiety are suffering terribly, ignoring the problem may only allow it to intensify, and at some level is cruel. Please see your veterinarian or a veterinary behaviorist.