I tried to have a bit of search to find old posts on this topic but couldn't really find much.
I'm having some problems with my dog. She's a 10 month old miniature poodle. In most ways she is pretty good, except for one that has just became a problem.
For the last few months I have been studying and spending a lot of time at home with her, but more recently I am working part-time and having to go away to study. Although, she seems fine when I put her in the yard, I have been told she just barks and cries the whole time until I return. I borrowed my mothers dog and put her with her as I thought she may be lonely but still she barks and cries. She has bones and toys and exercise before hand. I even left her with a friend and their dog, and apparently when I was gone she ran around barking then just sat in the hallway and cried until I came back, even though another person was there. She is okay with my flatmate, or my mother, but anyone else seems pretty inconsequential to her.
So I don't know what to do. I've been told to just lock her in my room when I go out but I don't want to lock her in my room for sometimes 8 hours. I don't think its nice for the dog, and frankly I don't want her in my room unsupervised.
So does anyone know how I can fix this problem? She is fine when I am home, she'll bark when people come through the gate (which I think is a good thing), but she is quiet pretty much the rest of the time.
What can I do?