Pepper is a 1.5 year old Shih-Tzu who I got because I was a stay at home wife trying to start a family. I took him to training classes, he got two walks a day and I spent time on training at home every day. He always hated sleeping separated from me in his kennel which was in the family room. My situation has changed. I am divorced and moved home with my parents who do not want pets, but they indulge him and are inconsistent. I haven't been good about walking him or training lately. I feel I need to respect their home and their wishes. He has become demanding and a little tyrant! He damages anything he can get his paws on when left alone and harms himself. I am going to be starting a new job next week and I don't know what I can do to lessen his issues. I have tried calming collars, pills, and a thunder shirt. My parents are reluctant to put him in an enclosure by himself when I'm not home because they feel bad- he stiffens and shakes when he knows he is going to be left alone.