:wave:I am the proud owner of an almost 3 month old Shih Tzu puppy. I have to say the little guy is so smart!! He already understands some basic commands and we aren't having a hard time house training. He plays in his crate, and sleeps in his crate every night without issues. However when we leave the house which isnt for very long periods of time all heck breaks loose in that crate. He poops and he pees, barks non stop for what I believe to be the entire time we are gone. Everything I have read and based on how he follows me around the house points to separation anxiety. I dont want to medicate him, I feel that would take away from his awesome personality. However I cant imagine that its healthy for his little body to be under so much stress for the two times that I leave during the day. I am a stay at home mom so he has my undivided attention at all times. He knows hes not supposed to poop or pee in the house because when he does have accidents he barks at it and runs for the door I am hoping someone can help me out. It bothers me that he gets so upset. I want him to be comfortable and enjoy himself. Any advice?