Originally Posted by Lacy's Mommy
We can't even leave her in another room with the door shut.. She is so clingy! My boyfriend bought her when she was a very young puppy around 4 years ago, and just last year he moved and he couldn't take her with. She was leashed up in his uncle's garage for several months. I think this may have a lot to do with why she is this way. I am home every day as I do not work, but I do have some appointments coming up in the morning in the next month and I have no one to watch her. I can't leave her barking while I leave for 2 hours; I live in an apartment complex and the neighbors will complain. I don't know what to do! The toy trick doesn't work, in about a minute she becomes bored and starts looking for me or my boyfriend. HELP!
This is why I am an advocate of crate training. It helps the dogs have their own space and feel secure when I leave for work. They also are less than interested in what I leave inside the crate in terms of toys but they are so used to going in at night and when I am not home that it is second nature now.
This link is to a video on crate training
It's hard when your dog already has free reign of the house when you leave. But with enough practice while you are home, it should be a safe place for them while your gone.