but do hang in there, Chris, i KNOW you can solve this, i know it! It might take a few various methods or attempts to find best way to solve it, but i KNOW this is 100% sovlable, and someday, you will laff about it all, as YOU help some newcomer who writes, "My dog is chewing on his leash"!! and do realize, V can't help what she is doing, YET. She is doing the best she can with the understanding and limited baby level of coping skills she possesses so far. so far, this is all she knows to do, so far. But she's a smart lil pup, and she will develop new way to be, with your help. YOU WILL GET THERE!! DON'T GIVE UP!!