- Yes, we do those brief separations. I will continue to keep that up. The gate was also a thought I had.
He doesn't mind his time in there, he goes there when he wants his space so it's a happy place. Yes, he's done with his walk/exercise before he goes in. He's also has a toy & water when he's in there.
It wasn't so much the behavior as thinking "isn't he old enough?". It sounds like this, as with most things with these dogs, takes more time. We will keep at it, thanks for your input.