Hi all looking for advice. We have a beautiful 5 month old Poochon who has transformed our lives for the better in all aspects of life. The only issue we have is that we cannot leave him alone for longer than a few minutes without terrible crying and wimpering from him. We are aware that the breed are known for being a 'velcro' dog but thought I would ask for any helpful suggestions anyone may have from their own experience. Luckily my partner is able to take him to work with him daily but we are really trying hard now to give him a little independence and the confidence to stay on his own for short periods of time however this is proving to be rather stressful for both us and most importantly our little pooch. He is so good with his toileting and will knock the bells we have on our door to let us know he wants to go out. We have started to leave him for short bursts alone in the kitchen with all his toys, a beautiful comfy basket, food, water, warmth etc but it is horrible to listen to him on the camera so we are having to go in to soothe him after about 5-10 minutes depending on how bad he is any longer and I worry he will get himself into such a terrible state. We have also tried leaving the radio on and also tried without the radio. Really stuck now and it will prove difficult when this 2nd lockdown has stopped and I return to work so we really want to get something in place sooner rather than later. He is crated at night and sleeps lovely and is calm but he clearly knows we are in the next room and he certainly doesn't behave the way he does when we leave the house! We are waiting for him to be neutered which may make a difference possibly?? Thanks in advance for any advice any of you may have to share with us.