Hi, We have a 10 week old Huskita who we are trying our hardest to get used to being left alone for short amounts of time. We have a crate and an exercise pen so she's not cooped up. The first few nights we had her in our room in the pen and she was happy to sleep as she was with us. The vet then told us to have her sleep downstairs as she needs to know boundaries (as she has Akita in her). She surprisingly slept soundly (apart from the initial 45 mins). So we thought we would try leaving her during the day. We have already been doing short periods of time (up to 20 mins) and she's been fine. Today we actually left the house (breaking up our leaving routine and giving her a treat to keep her occupied). When we came back 20 mins later she was howling and left the pen in an absolute state! Do we just need to persist with this until she finally realises we are coming back or is there something we are missing? We are looking at trying the Kong...if she's generally worried rather than bored, will this actually work? Thanks in advance..