Tips on how to stop 6 month old puppy from barking/howling when I leave?
Like when she's in the car with me, and I quickly need to run into the bank to grab money from the ATM or quickly need to run into the gas station to pay for gas, it's a bit embarrassing when she acts like it's the end of the world and people look at me like I'm a terrible pet owner (I never leave her in the car for long periods of time, and I always have the windows slightly open when she's in the car). Or when I need to go feed the cats in the barn, I'll briefly tie her up outside of the barn while I run in and pour the cats' food, and she starts barking. She never pulls on the leash or anything, just sits there barking and howling until I come back out.
She's kennel trained and never barks when in her kennel unless it's early morning and she needs to go out. I also can go into different rooms in the house and close the door so she can't follow, and she seems fine with that. So I don't think she's scared of being alone or abandoned. Plus she never use to be this vocal before, it only started happening just over a month ago.
Is there a way I can train her to not be so vocal when I leave her for just a few minutes?
She gets plenty of "dog time" at home when she plays outside with my other dogs, or when she plays inside with her toys.