Context is everything.
Beagle mix Maggie howls, paces and scratches the door when they leave her alone. They had been advised that Maggie was probably bored.
Experience really does count in something like this. We need to ask the right questions and do detective work.
Research is really only possible in the person’s home where you can see the layout, the interactions between people and dog and so on.
Five-year-old Maggie was okay initially when they first adopted her eight months ago. The separation problems developed until they could no longer leave her without coming home to a wrecked carpet and damaged door. (more…)