Hello All, Me and my wife have a 1 year old male English Springer Spaniel. The main reason we signed up to the forum is that we are really struggling with his separation anxiety. We have had him for 9 months now and never left him home alone, either the one of us goes out or we have family baby sit. I work from home and my wife is part time so we never had the necessity to leave him and as a result he is now very dependent. If we close the stair gate separating our downstairs and upstairs, he instantly becomes distressed even if he has distractions such as a Kong or toys. He moans and barks loudly which continues unless we return. We are lost on where to start to break this habit and looking for some advice please. Thank you.