Hi everyone. As you may know I have 2 new dogs...my 2 year old Stevie (golden retriever) and my 18 week old Taffy (lab retriever). They are both wonderful dogs. Stevie does not have to be in a kennel but the little lab has to be (too young!). She goes in her kennel without any problem every night (has since her second day home). She stays out during the day with Stevie and myself. I've had to go out a couple times lately and unfortunately they can't come with me. I block them both in my bedroom - Stevie has the run of the room and Taffy in her kennel. I do put a gate up so Stevie cannot leave the room. I'm only gone for an hour or two at the most. I leave her with a toy and with the T.V. on and Stevie is there for company. Unfortunately I know she is barking up a storm when I'm not there and it goes on the whole time I'm gone. The last time was a couple days ago. I learned about her continuous barking as one of my neighbors told me he heard her barking non-stop and was worried that something might be wrong with me so he rang the doorbell a few times. I thanked him for being thoughtful. He said the barking didn't bother him, just had him worried. I feel bad for her and for my neighbors having to hear any. Any suggestions on what I can do to help her cope when I'm out???? Thanks in advance.