My new puppy is 10 wks now and so far he is doing great. However, whenever I leave him alone (whether it be taking a shower or going out) he will whine and cry excessively. I'd assume this is expected for a puppy, and I'm trying to train him to be independant. I've seen this been mentioned before on this forum, but I was wondering if it was okay to give him a kong with peanut butter or cheese whiz on it right before we leave? This does distract him, and I thought it might be effective as he does not watch me leave and it could reduce the separation anxiety. Would this be the right thing to do?