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So Cuervo is 5 years old and he's always had a degree of seperation anxiety....mostly severe. He has his good times though where it seems like it's a lot better. He screams/barks when i leave and when i'm coming home and i'm sure while i'm gone. My boyfriend lives with me and says he barks/whines a lot some days (he goes into work later than i do so he sleeps later). Every morning i get up i take him oustside and then put him in his crate (which is by my front door) while i get ready for work. Some mornings he will whine/bark while i'm getting ready. I mostly ignore it but sometimes it gets excessive and loud and I don't want him to wake up my boyfriend so i sometimes go in and give him a firm no. I avoid doing that as much as possible because i don't want to give him any attention for his behavior. He has been through two levels of traning but seperation anxiety has always been a major issue with him. I've tried everything.....thundershirt, tv, music, blanket with my scent, a toy in his crate (anything left in his crate is in danger of being peed on because when his seperation anxiety is really bad he tends to pee in his crate). De-sensitizing me leaving by leaving for a few minutes at a time and working my way up.......nothing seems to make it better. Any suggestions??