Hi, I need a little bit of help, I have a 5 and a half month Cockapoo Puppy, he is very loving a real good family pet however .... he has started to get a habit of following me round from room to room! - which I have researched and is supposedly normal cockapoo behaviour. He is crated at night for his sleep and he is crated in the morning from 8-12 - he used to sleep the whole way through this however now he has got a bit older only sleeps til about 10 and then just barks .. we have now made him a sort of area where his crate is and some toys so he can get on and play with them when he isn’t sleeping. I tried this today and he barked the house down !!! He ended up stopping 10/20 mins after and then started back up later on but then managed to fall asleep in his crate and was in the crate until 1:30 ( my sister was home so monitored what he was doing from upstairs ). I also put him in his crate on sunday to pop out to the shop and he cried and cried and cried .... I feel like he only does things on his terms and normally wants to go in the crate when he is tired or wants to sleep .... not to mention he doesn’t ever go into his crate anymore (despite today in his pen) but goes upstairs and goes under my bed. I also was in and out the house yesterday filling a skip so i tied him on a 10m rope to my washing line so he didn’t get out and was still in the garden - every time I left his sight he cried and barked ( this was many times ) even if I gave him a treat before my departure I am really worried my cockapoo will suffer from separation anxiety when he is older, I have used all sort of methods of giving him a kong / game when I leave for work etc, but just want him to stop barking and play with himself when he is on his own Any help ???