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It has happened to many of us: We leave the house, sometimes for only a few minutes, and our "best friend" proceeds to chew up the furniture, bark or howl, and/or eliminate in the house. If your dog behaves this way when you leave your home, it is probably suffering from the behavioral problem known as separation anxiety.
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Although separation anxiety can cause digging episodes, its influence on this behavior is much less than with other problem behaviors