Within that area,
you can place some items that will help. You'll want a water dispenser or a water fountain if your dog normally gets so worked up that his bowl gets tipped over. Food for the day can be placed inside Kongs and other treat-release toys as opposed to in a dish; this way your Beagle will stay busy when he is hungry as opposed to quickly eating his food.
and comfort/ companion toys (particularly those that emit a soothing heartbeat) can help a great deal. A good toy will have textures and colors that pull in a dog's interest and keep him distracted. If you would like recommendations for comfort/companion toys, look to 'Toys - Separation Anxiety' in the Beagle Specialty Shoppe
Outside the area, there are a few things that you can do. If the house is normally quiet, leave on a TV or radio. Choose the channel or station carefully. A light morning talk show may turn into a loud and disturbing show as the day wears on. In addition, if you will be arriving home as the sun is setting or later, be sure to leave on some lights. An empty house that is dark is going to feel a whole lot more lonely for a Beagle with separation anxiety than a well-lit one.
Offer a Mid-Day Break -
If you are able to come home for lunch, this will help. Some owners worry that if they appear for just a 1/2 hour, that the Beagle will 'remember' to miss them and things will be even worse for the second part of the day. However, for most dogs, being able to see their owner, be brought outside and even taking a short 15 minute walk is the answer to relieving stress.