Hi All, Quick background - we have two dogs, Nova (Rescue dog, mixed breed, age 5 - been with us since 10 months old) and Luna (Cockapoo, age 2, been with us since 4 months old). This post concerns Nova. So we've had Nova for 4 years, she joined us at our very first home together and we crate trained her for nighttimes and when we were out. She seemed to like this arrangement as we tried to remove the crate when she was around 2 years old and it made her really agitated. We put this down to the fact that in the old house, the room she was in was on the front of the house so we think people walking past the house were disturbing her constantly. Her behaviour was very noticeably different when we got rid of the crate, so we reintroduced it and she went back to normal. Since then, we've added Luna to the mix and moved house (18months ago). Nova and Luna get on great, and the kitchen is now on the back of the house, leading us to attempt getting rid of the crates again. We managed to get rid of the crates about 8 months ago, and Nova has been absolutely fine. Nova now seems to have developed a new habit. Whenever we go to leave the dogs (in the evening or in the day), she seems to do a mad dash for the kitchen door, she'll force her way through it (she's quite strong) and then do a mad dash upstairs and jump on our bed. I then have to go upstairs, coax her off the bed and then she'll slink back downstairs and into the kitchen with little fuss. Luna is quite happy to sit in the kitchen while this whole situation plays out. If the bedroom door is closed, Nova will sulk at the top of the stairs for a few minutes before coming down to the kitchen. It's not too big an issue, it's just if you're in a rush to get out the door, it can add a few minutes to your journey. She seems to only ever do it when I'm running late as well. I've tried giving her a treat before I leave the kitchen, which probably works 50% of the time - sometimes she decides she doesn't want the treat so we end up in the same situation. The only foolproof one we've found is feeding them before we leave, as she never turns her nose up at food, the only issue with relying on this is that mealtimes don't always coincide with us going out. I've tried sending her to her bed, but she just makes a mad dash for the door as soon as I'm on my way out. Just for reference, she doesn't do this with any other door in the house, just the kitchen one, and it seems to be only when we leave. She doesn't do this with the living room door (which leads to the same hallway),or the other kitchen door that leads to the dining room. Any tips that I might not have tried yet? Thank you in advance!