G20man has been helping me with this, but rather than hijack yet another thread
, I'd thought I'd better start a new one.
Iggy will be 11 weeks tomorrow. He DOES NOT like being left alone. He is getting better. When I first got him, he would flip out and bark and cry if I left the room. I can now walk around the house and sometimes he just whines a little, most of the time he's completely fine.
But if I leave the apartment, all bets are off. I left the video camera running this am when I went out for breakfast. Gone 90 minutes. Here's how it went:
I locked the door behind me and stood there quietly outside for a minute or two (armed with my noisemaker can of pennies), all was quiet, so I left.
When I got back, I approached by stealth, listened for a minute. All was quiet.
Reviewed the tape. As I suspected, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth. Pattern was -- quiet for the first 5 min, then bark and cry for 5 min, settle down and play with toy or chill out for 5 min, bark/cry 5 min, repeat for 35 minutes. Settled down for good after that.