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Our 15-year-old beagle is in excellent health, but two years ago she began to suffer from major separation anxiety. We were used to leaving her unattended when we went to work and also when we had to be out at night and during the weekends. She destroyed several doors before we realized there was a problem. In July we moved from a house to a condo and our work routine changed considerably. We knew the dog would need to adjust. We put the dog on Clomicalm which helped a little and we were relying heavily on day care. Now that we have settled into our Condo, she is calmer but she still does not want us out of her sight for a second. We have hired a trainer and all of her behavior is better with the exception of not barking when we leave her. We have to crate her because otherwise she will destroy the condo. We are in danger of being evicted because of the barking. Having been a prisoner to the dog for more than four months, we really are at our wits end. I'm not sure she will ever be able to control the non-stop barking. I would like to find her a home with other dogs where she won't be left alone so she will not have panic attacks. Apparently a dog of her age is considered ancient, so her options are few. We feel that she will be a lively companion for several more years. Any suggestions.