Hi all We have a 5.5 month old chocolate lab. He's been a handful but we are making progress. I have worked part time from home since we got him, working when he's in his crate. Soon I'll have to return to the office so we've created a safe space for him using part of the backyard and part of the garage. Long story short he doesn't like the area and barks and whines and tries to eat the fencing, refuses to sleep etc. I guess it's a type of separation anxiety although his crate is in a different room to our bedroom and different from my home office and we have baby gates and he's fine if we go through the gate and leave him for short periods. We've tried kongs, feeding him there, leaving for short periods and so far no luck. I've realised he has never self managed sleeps etc, we put him in his crate when he's tired. I'm getting stressed thinking he'll end up being the neighborhood terror as well as an anxious mess himself. Ideas and advice?