Some of you might remember that I posted a while back about how my puppy is always wet when I come home from leaving her in the crate. Well, she's definately licking herself out of anxiety. Thank God she's not chewing on herself like some dogs! She freaks whenever I leave the house even when other people are home. Scratching and jumping on the door, having accidents, barking at others. Nothing she would ever do when I'm home b/c I'm the alpha dog. I've had dogs all my life and after talking to several trainers I know I haven't done anything to foster this behavior. I don't make a big thing about leaving, I make sure she's exercised before she goes in the crate, I am very consistent, yadam yada yada!! My name is Shushopn and my dog is neurotic.