Bear with me as I am new to the world of online forums. I was encouraged by my husband to find a forum dealing with dogs so that 1) I can get help with training our puppy and 2) I can interact with others who have similar interests. Our labrador retriever puppy, Max, is almost 12 weeks old and is constantly providing us with new challenges. He suffers from separation anxiety, which I fear may also be the root of the rest of his behavior problems. He is the first puppy I have owned so I am open to any advice or suggestions. We are thrilled to have him as part of our family and I just hope we can provide him with the environment and training for him to be a happy and healthy dog.