Well Bella has arrived, and boy do we know it! She is 12 week old Lab x Springer. I collected her Sunday and she slept in her crate that night and Monday night without too much trouble. I had to leave her alone for 3 hours Tuesday morning. I settled her off to sleep in her crate and she was fine, the neighbours never heard a peep out of her and she seems happy enough when I got home. BUT I had to go and get some shopping that evening - I was gone for around an hour and she screamed the place down, she was biting at her crate, yelping, barking, throwing her toys around etc. I ignored her and she seemed to quieten down for a bit so I went shopping. When I arrived home as soon as I got to the drive I could hear her barking. Poor girl, now she isn't so keen to go in her crate and follows me everywhere. She whines if I disapear out of sight. She had to sleep on my bed last night cos she wouldn't settle anywhere else She is asleep at the moment in her crate with both the crate and room doors open, but I can't do this when I'm not here as she is a chewing monster! I am back at work next week (I only do around 15 hours per week, never gone for more than 3.5 hours) and I am scared she is going to be scarred from her expereince yesterday. Help please!