I have a 5 month old springer spaniel named Eddie, he's an awesome dog. He comes when called, sits, stays, lies down, is the coolest cucumber I've met. He's a family dog, and we all take part in looking after him. I've noticed lately that he is becoming really attached to me. Don't get me wrong, I love that he's doing that, I just feel like it might get out of hand. At night, usually I go to bed early, and he'll lie down outside my door and go to sleep, rather than with the family in the living room. He'll follow me around the house wherever I go, and he howls when I leave for school. He's not destructive, yet. I love him with all of my heart, I just don't want him to agonize over me leaving him. Over the Holidays, we hired a really nice pet sitter to look after him for two weeks while he was away, which might have sparked this anxiety.
Previously, we had a dog who suffered from severe separation anxiety, as well as numerous other health problems, and I really wanted to know what I could do stop him from getting separation anxiety before it becomes a big problem.