One of the most common mistakes that Poodle owners make is done unintentionally, purely out of human instinct.
When it is time to leave, an owner will hug, kiss, pat and make a big fuss about leaving. It is normal to want to say a big, loving goodbye to your puppy or dog. However, when this is done, a Poodle will interpret this as if the owner is saying, "I am leaving and I'm not sure if I'll be back...it is such a huge deal that I'm leaving... I must hug & kiss you as much as I can...This is a big event"
The Poodle will then begin to panic even before you leave the house.
In order to help your puppy or dog cope with being home alone, you must use your willpower to behave as if nothing what-so-ever is wrong. Yes, this is easy said than done, however to help your Poodle gain the self confidence to stay home alone, you must not give in to this "leaving ritual".