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There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to dogs, and some breeds are much more likely to be distressed when left alone.
Lorna Winter, dog trainer and co-founder of puppy training app ZigZag, said that while 'separation anxiety can affect any dog regardless of breed, size or sociability' - there are six breeds that are at a higher risk than the rest of the pack.
She told DailyMail.com: 'In many instances, what we commonly label as 'separation anxiety' can more accurately be described as isolation distress, signifying that your puppy associates happiness with human company, regardless of the specific individual and is uncomfortable when left alone.'
Winter said that the classic signs of separation anxiety are: excessive panting around you, whining, crying, refusing to eat, restlessness or pacing, excessive barking and destroying things such as carpets or walls.
Below are the six breeds:
Lorna Winter, dog trainer and co-founder of puppy training app ZigZag
Winter said: 'Chihuahuas make for great pampered lap dogs; their small bodies the perfect sofa companion.
'However, despite being clever and having the biggest brains (relative to their size) of all dogs, they are very prone to separation anxiety.
Dachshunds are prone to separation anxiety
Winter said: 'A sausage dog! Long bodies, big personalities, and full of mischief.
'While they are an independent dog and may seem like they don't need you; they can suffer with separation anxiety a lot.'
Beagles can suffer from separation anxiety
Winter said, 'Beagles are eager to please, but they don't come pre-programmed to know what 'right' behaviour is and what is not.
'It's down to you to show your Beagle the ropes, so they become the polite and calm companion you hoped for.'
French bulldogs are cute, but can suffer from separation anxiety
Winter said: 'The Frenchie has an irresistible charm and is known for being playful, alert, and adaptable.
'However, these little rascals are known to suffer from separation anxiety.'