My mom believes Tucker has seperation anxiety. He has always barked and howled when she goes to work but apparently in the last couple on weeks it's gotten worse. My brother leaves an hour after mom but mom put tucker in his pen before she leaves. He is not crated, he's put in a pen in the kitchen with toys, a bed, and water. My brother said his tantrum when she leaves is WAY worse, he screams like he's being killed and slams himself into the pen, my brother thinks he'll hurt himself. The last two days he has also pooped in the pen, something he has not done once since they started penning him in September. She was starting to let him be loose in the kitchen when he was empty and went on short trips (like an hour long) but since he started pooping in the pen she doesn't know if she should keep it up. During these times she leaves and he's out of the pen he still flips out. However he has not been destructive, besides the pooping. Mom said he is also very cingy with her, follows her EVERYwhere. He HAS to be penned every weekday while she's at work, we cannot afford daycare everyday. Do you think this is SA and if so does anyone have any ideas of what we can do about it?