Hey (: So I have a puppy (rat terrier) he is almost 7 months old and he is the light of my life, I absolutely adore him. Sad for me, I am inexperienced as this is my first puppy. He's actually pretty smart and obeys commands but I've noticed a behavior pattern that is starting to get me worried. Rat terriers are notorious for being loyal to their owners so I was wondering if maybe they are more prone to separation anxiety or if my puppy, Kiba is experiencing it. We keep him in a caged area (kind of like a mini fence) with a bed, food and water but he got so big that he was able to jump right out. We ended up having to stretch a sheet so it was taut across the top of his "room" so he wouldn't get out when we left. But back to the point, I notice that whenever no one is home and he happens to be houdini and escape, he is very destructive. The three times he has manages to escape he chewed up my phone charger, my head set to my computer, attempted to printer wire and today when I came home he had chewed up all my tuppawear and had even gotten ahold of the blinds. Also, when we are getting ready to leave and put him away, he starts crying really loudly and I can hear him in his room trying to get out and he wont eat anything if no one's home. How do I stop this destructive behavior? I also don't want him stressed out or feeling anxiety just because we stepped out for a couple hours. Any advice?