Two words I hate to even type here. But Cash has it very badly. He freaks out now when left behind. We didn't use the crate enough for the summer since someone is always around with school out. That worked perfect for Dublin who loved to sleep while I was at work. Cash on the other hand has made my life a prison. I tried to leave him out of the crate for one hour last week to have dinner out with our family. He peed on our bed. I know he paced the whole time because I saw his pee trail through the hallway from the bed to the windows. I guess he must go back to the crate but that seems to upset him way more since he can't pace and he seems very very nervous. We got a kong with frozen peanut butter but he will not eat it while in the crate thus far. I am going to have to start over again with short coming and goings and leaving the TV on. I think after his exercise in this hot weather he drinks tons of water and with his nerves so frazzled he has to go potty and no one was here to let him go! So maybe waiting till he has emptied more would be safer as well. I just wish things were different. That he was calmer about this since he only has to be left a couple hours a couple days a week! Hardly suffering you know. Any stories about how you dealt with this would be so appreciated since it has me upset. Leaving a dog you know is in full blown panic mode isn't easy. For reference he is about to turn 9 months. He shows no other signs of problems as far as fearfullness. He is very social, loves people and other animals. He just wants to come along everywhere with the family.