Like most 20 year olds you have limited exposure to what we call 'life'. Yes that's normal.
I know this because I had set up cameras to monitor him. They still need a lot of sleep.
For example, if your dog comes up to you and nudges your hand, or slaps you with his paw. He loves kids and other dogs… and is almost happy to stay at day care if we dont go to pick him up!
He's going to go nuts without activity, and lots of it. With separation anxiety, typically the anxious behavior starts within thirty minutes of the dog being left in the house by himself. Now we have a reason to go out and be more active. You will use your email address to log in.
Crate training, too, is a fantastic resource in positive training. Take your dog with you wherever possible - heading out in the car to run an errand? One of the most common phrases used by owners to describe a dog that appears stressed when the owner leaves home—or just leaves the room—is separation anxiety in dogs. What causes separation anxiety? Secondly we certainly don't mean to ignore it or not give it attention but we both have work, it is left alone for a maximum of 3 hours.
We know of one adopter who installed a web cam! It was a nightmare between 2 - 6 months, then it got way better once toilet training and anxiety was nailed.
We want to reward him for being quiet for increasingly longer periods of time. I try and make sure everything is consistent for at least the first 2 months till it gets into the groove but again, that's just how I do it everyone is different. I'm just offering my perspective as a neighbour my neighbour had a dog.
One of the signs can be a dog or puppy crying, howling, barking or otherwise vocalizing when left alone. In the beginning, even the person rising from a seated position may make the dog anticipate an absence and start to panic.