We have had our ACD since she was 6 months old. She has always been anxious and had issues being alone when we first got her. She eventually got over those issues and had no problem.
Now, neary 4 years later, our ACD goes berserk when home alone. She has cost us thousands of dollars in damage over the past 2.5 years, including:
Closed Doors broken open
Loss of groceries (she breaks into the pantry)
Urinating and defecating in the house EVERY day
It has become unbearable. We believe she is still jealous of our daughter who was born 2.5 years ago, despite the attention she still receives from us, and their own bond.
I do NOT want to hear "I should've thought about that before I got a kid" - self-righteous please do not bother answering.
We have tried so much, NOTHING works:
Changed routine - spend over an hour with her before work every morning, playing outside
Taking her with us everywhere
NOTHING has worked. PLEASE help!!