Please Help, Our Dog Freaks Out
So, I love Lily to death, but she is really becoming a serious pain in the backside. She likes to freak out when my mom leaves the house. And by freak out, I mean she goes completely bonkers.
If me or my dad are awake when mom leaves, she climbs up next to us and cries, whines, screams, and shakes. Then she starts clawing at us. She likes to aim those huge feet right at our faces and she got me in the eye one day, which was not pleasant. You can't just pet or scratch her. You have to dedicate your undivided attention to her until mom comes home, and sometimes even that isn't enough.
If I am asleep and no one is home, she comes up and whines at my door. It gets louder the longer it takes for me to respond, and responding usually speeds up the whines to screams. If I don't come out of my room and give her this undivided attention she begins to literally throw herself into my bedroom door. If I still ignore her she pees on the carpet.
If we all leave, she pees all over the carpet.
This morning she was hell bent at ripping the computer up. I haven't had a decent night's sleep since I took vacation (which I was trying to use to rest up and recharge) because she's up there before the sun even rises to throw herself into my door. I yelled at her twice and chased her down the stairs once. The third time I heard noises and came out to see her down the hall trying to flip over the computer desk, which would have broken the computer but it may have killed her, too.
We know she has seperation anxiety or whatever they call it. But how do we stop her from going bonkers? I'd like a full night sleep one of these days. She jumps gates and flips crates. What else is there to do? I want some peace, and she is eventually going to hurt herself badly. Help!