Hi there, I have a 7-month old doberman. He is crate trained and very well behaved but still very cheeky. My husband and I are now going to start working 8am-5pm jobs and will have to leave him home alone for a long time while we're at work. He's done well when we've left him in his crate for around 8-10 hours (no separation anxiety or accidents at all) but he's growing and the crate is barely adequate for him to be moving around although he still sleeps comfortably in there. So we now want to leave him in the backyard so he can run free and do his business out there while we're not home instead of being cooped up in his crate. The problem is we think he gets some sort of separation anxiety when we leave him out there. the past few days we've been trying to leave him out in the backyard but he gets really hysterical and runs all around the house trying to look for us and when that fails, he keeps banging on the glass door and barking non stop. Any advice on how to go about it? More than anything we are concerned that it is scaring him when we leave him outside. If anyone has had any experience in this scenario we're all ears Thanks.