Maya is having issues with me leaving. Let me start by saying that I did a search and have read about seperation anxiety posts on this forum. I work from home so I do not have a usual morning routine so she doesn't have triggers as to when I will leave her. She is always more hyper in the morning and I try to keep her inside with me but she is 4 mos and gets into everything and I can't get anything done so I have been taking her out. If I am going to be gone during the day or need to get work done she goes out in the garage and I leave the back garage door open which leads to the backyard. I feel that it is better to give her more room and not cooped up in a cage. If I go out at night she gets put in her crate as I don't feel comfortable leaving her out if I am going to be out late into the night. Anyway here is the problem....she barks and howls non stop (for at least 30 to 45 min) and then every now and again and worse than that she will jump at both the screen door that leads into the house and the glass door at the dining room. I am not worried about her damaging my doors....I am worried that she will hurt herself. I give her kongs with treats. I do not make a big deal of leaving her. She goes crazy when I get back but she gets no attention or love until all 4 paws are on the ground. No letting her in while whining. If I come home and she is barking whining I do not open the door until she is quiet. I just am worried about her jumping on the door, I do not want her to hurt herself. I am not worried about the barking as there are barking dogs at most hours of the day around here so she is not the only one. Please if you have any suggestions please let me know. I know not to yell at her when she does it as it will just reinforce the behavior.