I’ll Be Home Soon! by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. If you think your dog might be suffering from separation anxiety, this is an excellent resource. While true separation anxiety can be difficult to deal with, and severe cases can be very difficult to overcome, separation anxiety is also highly overdiagnosed. This book will help you to determine if you are truly dealing with separation anxiety or something else, such as your dog's boredom and lack of adequate exercise. If you are dealing with separation anxiety, this book gives you the steps to follow to help your dog. If you have a severe case of separation anxiety on your hands, consider finding some professional help. Also, consider temporarily using some natural/herbal supplements to help calm your dog, such as Rescue Remedy or a DAP diffuser. For severe cases, medicine from your vet might be warranted.