I'm Back! I'm back! I feel bad for being gone for so long, but things were getting really stressful at work. Anyway I now have a new job as a part time receptionist at a Vet clinic. I am loving the discounts on all my dogs' stuff!! Yesterday I took Jackal to work with me (was only there for 4 hours and the vet was out of town so very quiet - mostly answering phone). He did really well except for whining the entire time. He doesn't have a problem with humans or dogs (or even the parrots), he just doesn't like being places away from home for extended amounts of time without something to do. I tried ignoring the whining for the first three hours. Then I got fed up and had to do some work so I put him in one of the kennels in the back. I could hear him barking all the way at the front. When I went to get him he was happy to see me and quiet for a little bit. When the whining started up again I started working on correcting it. My coworker was helping me too for when he was in the other room. After about fifteen minutes he was doing MUCH better. Hardly made a sound at all, until someone brought their dog in to get its nails clipped. Oh well by that time we were closing up anyway. So all in all it went well. I think he will improve if I just get him out more. Need to take him to other people's houses so that he learns its okay to relax and take a nap or something. Well that is what I did yesterday. I had fun reading everyone's posts.