Okay, so Izzy is now 14 weeks old (hooray)! We have had her since she was 8 weeks old. Up until last week, I had been on holidays. Towards the end of the holidays I worked really hard to spend time away from Izzy during the day, so that she would not be scared when I went back to work and she was home alone. While we’re out, we use a puppy cam and I go home at lunch to feed her and spend a small amount of time with her. My issue is, that over the weekend we spent more time with her, as my fiancé and I were home. Now today, she has gone nuts! She barks as soon as I’m out of sight and is nipping at me like crazy. She did this to a lesser amount last week too, but settled when we spoke to her or played with her. When we get home, we have playtime and a short rest before dinner, normally a sleep and a walk around the backyard (until she’s had her final vaccinations) and then bed. She has always gotten super excited when we get home and I’m trying to train her to settle before we let her out of her pen, as challenging as that is! But, I don’t want her to develop separation anxiety! She hasn’t had her final round of shots, and is still staying in a largish play pen inside when we’re out as she isn’t completely toilet trained (but going really well). We have two weeks before her final vaccinations and we have to do some more work before leaving her safely outside during the day. Other than getting someone in to see her through the day or taking her to daycare, does anyone have any suggestions on how to manage what I’m assuming is an overly excited puppy? Is playtime the key? Maybe I’m doing something wrong. Thank you all in advance for your support and advice.