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Our dogs bark and howl when they are alone. That causes problems with the neighbors. We recently moved from our house with a garden, to an apartment with a balcony. They don't stay still and silent, and we will have to send them to other families if we don't get them calmed and train them to use the balcony to pee or poop.
You dont mention how often your dogs are walked and exercised. It is essential for dogs in an apartment to walk twice daily or even better, spend time at the dog park. You won't be able to control their behavior without this daily attention. If you are not able to provide this essential care for them, perhaps a new home is a good idea.
If the dogs do get sufficient exercise, you might try crating them to control their anxiety while you are gone. Also there are great dog toys that keep dogs busy, chews and toys that contain a little treat and require lots of chewing. You might also consider the puppy pads for your balcony. The have an attractive scent wihch helps with training (and cleanup) Check out Cesar Milans website. He deals with this problem in depth. Good luck to you.