The behaviour shaping is going well. It’s taking a while but definitely improving, I am able to leave the house for about 15 minutes before he starts to stress. So I think it’s definitely getting better. When I get home he is still over excited but I just ignore him until he calms down. He seems to be calming down quicker.
I have also been putting him outside for a bit even when I’m home so that he isn’t always following me around. Normally I would just leave the door open so he could come and go but he would always hang around me. At first he would stand at the door and cry but now he goes exploring for short while. I had thought that he would learn to be a bit more independent and that may help too?
I am still working on it everyday so I think we will definitely get there.