Never had a Basset before or such a yound puppy for that matter. We got Barkey (8 weeks old) a week ago from a breeder and haven't really been able to leave him alone, not even for 5 minutes (unless he's sleeping). I work from home, so I'm around him alot, but I can't even walk across the street to get lunch unless I take him with me. He has really bad separation axiety and we think this stress is causing him to have diarrhea. I tested leaving him for 20 minutes once to see what he would do and he cried bloody murder the whole time and diarrhea'd in his crate. And because of his diarrhea, he's been waking me up every 2 hours at night. Ouch!! We're bringing a stool sample in today to make sure he doesn't have parasites. Any suggestions on methods for dealing with separation anxiety????