There are ways to beat separation anxiety, but they do require work and a lot depends on how serious the anxiety is.
For mild anxiety, which sounds like what your dog has, you can try counterconditioning. When you get ready to leave, give your dog a toy that is stuffed with food or treats. You can buy these toys at most pet supply stores. You want something that is very tasty to your dog, and perhaps not something he usually gets, such as like low-fat cream cheese, spray cheese, low-fat peanut butter, frozen banana or cottage cheese. You also can put his regular food in the toy and feed him his morning meal.
The idea is to give the dog something worthwhile to do while you’re gone. They also will associate being alone with getting yummy food so they’ll actually look forward to you leaving, or at least not mind it so much.
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