Hey guys! I wanted to start a thread about leaving your pug home alone. The first day I left Baxter home alone he didn't bark or anything, that I heard. The next day I spent th night at my brother's house and my boyfriend hung out with Baxter all night. When I got home Baxter had been alone for 2 and a half hours and appeard to have just woken up from a nap. Then I left like 30 minutes later to get a cup of coffee and go to the bank and Baxter freaked! He scratched the door and barked and howled and acted like he thought he would never see me again when I returned! I did a lot of research before getting a dog and must have missed any information about an "adjustment period" when you first bring your dog home. So I got on the internet and googled what Baxter was doing and of course pathalogical separation anxiety was mostly what came up! That was really really upsetting to me. Then I started asking around and it turns out like all dogs do this when they move to anew home and eventually I did find information about this phase of "separation anxiety" during the adjustment period and that made me feel a lot better. Baxter is doing A LOT better being left alone but I am looking for some new stuff to try with him. Right now I give him a peanutbutter filled Kong (this is very distracting at first but once he has licked all the peanutbutter out he realizes he is alone and whimpers and does a little barking, the door scratching has stopped thank the lord lol) If it is frozen he isn't interested in it so I can't use that. I also leave classical music on for him and leave without saying good bye and return without saying hi. Oh also I gave him an old shirt. I read about the DAP plug in and this thing called a Thunder Shirt and I am wondering if any of you have tried either of those? Also how long did it take for your dog to not freak out while you were gone. I have heard mostly a month or two but some say 6 months to a year. Oh also my little guy is well exercised and thinks I am the alpha! I guess I'd also just like to hear some stories and tips about leaving your pug alone?Thank you!