Have you ever experienced walking into your house to find your furniture upside down, deep claw marks and scratches on window sills, and messages from neighbors complaining about your dog’s never-ending barking and howling? Are you maybe familiar with the term “separation anxiety”? For some dogs being home alone can be very traumatic and result in destructive behavior. Separation anxiety is actually a very serious matter and is your dog’s panicked response to being left alone. While the solution is not always simple, there are some basic things you should know about separation anxiety in dogs.