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As Cracker said, puppies come with a different set of rules. That fear of being left alone is a hardwired survival instinct for puppies...stay close to the pack or die. This isn't SA..it's survival. As they get older they learn that being alone is OK. It just takes a little time but, you can help speed the process by building confidence.

BTW, true SA is quite rare. It's a neurological disorder caused by a homone imbalance.
In other words it's a medical issue not a behavior issue but, people often refer to SA because of the main symptom...afraid to be alone which is only one of its many symptoms.
 
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