Betty took awhile to settle at being left on her own when she was little but since being at my parents for a bit of time has really settled into being left on her own and we now have a routine that if I go out and leave her she has to sit on her blanket on the sofa and I give her a treat and leave. Until about a week and a half ago this was the standard routine and I could leave my flat and get out of the front door and not hear a sound from her. My neighbour did say she would hear her from time to time but usually as she leaves for work not long after me and when Betty hears noises in the corridor for the flats she does sometimes bark. However, the last week or so Betty has been barking quite loudly as soon as I go out of the door and I have no idea why! Nothing has changed! I went out for a run the other night and was only out 45mins and she was fine when I came home so it didn't last long the noise, and she did a similar thing when I left her in the car to pop into a shop the other day, again another place she doesn't usually make any noise when left. Just wondered if any of you had had a sudden spate of barking like this for no real reason from their dog? I am assuming it is just her testing me again but I just worry as I don't wany my neighbours to get annoyed (they say they arne't as they all think she is cute!). I do always leave the radio on for some background noise for her. Any thoughts?