Agree with @elbrant and I'd like to add, when you return be very matter of fact, do not make a big fuss, particularly if she is excited and effusive in her greeting to you. Sure, acknowledge her if you must but don't make any sort of big deal out of it. Go about your business, e.g. if you've been shopping, put your things away before spending any time with her. Your goal is to make your absence just part of a normal routine, nothing to be excited about. I've had two separation anxiety dogs, and you know you have won the battle when the dog just glances at you in an "oh, you're back" way and doesn't bother getting off the couch! Yes, people like it when their dog greets them and makes a big fuss, but if you feed that behaviour you give too much emphasis to your absence and that can grow into anxiety in your dog.
Kennels near SW Ohio?
We're planning a trip this fall and considering boarding the Bs in a kennel. They're 1 1/2 and, since I work from home, aren't use to being crated all day. We found a couple college students who could stay at our house, but my concern is they will be in and out a lot and there is there are WAY too many rules and routines right now – going outside (especially when wet or just tired), routine when leaving, keeping the house Basenji-proof, keeping the front door CLOSED at all times, etc. The kennel seems like the safest option -- the critters will be safe and the house as we left it. I called our vet to get some recommendations, but wondering if anyone has others (not sure if there are any SW Ohio people on here). I plan to visit a couple. Thanks