We got our black lab when she was only 5 weeks old and she is now 7months. She has always had a problem when we leave her alone, she tears the house apart. We have 2 other dogs with no behavior problems. I tried putting her in the spare bedroom when we left, but she dug at the carpet by the door and completely destroyed the room. I thought she would grow out of this by now and I would hate to put her in a crate when we leave. She only does these things when she is left alone. Is there any alternative to crating her?
This is called separation anxiety. I recommend that you talk to your vet about a medication called Clomicalm. This is used specificly for this problem. Good luck, vetcare