Hi I'm new here and I am going to try and give the short version of my problem. I have 5 dogs, husky/lab mixes, a mother, a father and 3 pups from the same litter who are almost 10 months old. We had orginially kept 2 of the puppies, but one came back who was being abused. Basically they were beating, kicking, yelling and leaving her locked in a room or a crate for God only knows how long. She had no problem taking to us as she rememebered us, as we would visit her ( and the rest of the litter) every couple of months. She is seperated from the other dogs right now, as we are introducing her to our pack slowly. She has bonded with her brother so she is able to play with him and have some doggie time. My real problem is that because she has been locked in a room for hours upon end, she has learn to bark just as long. I have been able to break her of it in the house (most of the time) by treating her when she was quiet. My husband has broke her of this in the car as he takes her to work most of the time. I know I'm dealing with some high anxiety issues, but there are many times she will bark non-stop and the treat method won't work, because she never stops until someone is in range. The three main cases of this barking is when I am out back with other dogs playing. I believe this is just her wanting to join in. But again she won't stop until I come in. And when I walk the other dogs,(which I walk one at a time) she jumps on the counter or table to watch me and she will bark almost the whole time I am gone. So not only am I gone, I'm taking one of the dogs. The third scernio is at one of our jobs where we do outside work on a lake. She is good on a cable. When she is with just my husband he has to stay within eys sight, or she will start to bark until she sees him again. But if we are both there and in sight, she will bark nonstop until one of us is close and sometimes that doesn't even stop her. I know that the boyfriend did the abuse, along with their 3-year old child (she's terrified of children) and that the girlfriend was the one who took care of her and was her safety net. She is quite bonded to both my husband and me. After about a month of being with us she has started to relax and actually take a nap during the day. Before she was just bouncing off the walls all day long. We have had her now for just over 2 months. Since I know I can not break her anxiety in a day or two and still must walk all the dogs (if anyone owns a Siberian Husky, you know this is a must. lol) I have read all about the practicing to walk out the door and then walk back in over and over, but I still must leave her to walk the dogs. I really don't know what I can do, due to her fear and anxiety of crates and rooms. Giving her a chew treat or toy doesn't help because she drops it the minute I walk out the door then picks it back up when I walk in. Does anyone have any ideas how I can help make her feel more secure, while still being able to take care of all of my dogs? The best I've come up with is having my husband taking her during the day so I could walk other dogs while she is gone. Then practice leaving with her in the evening. She is never left alone except when I walk the other dogs or sometimes when I am in the yard. Either she is home with me or at work with my husband. Sorry to go on and on, I'm just trying to give as much info as possible. Also there are no behaviorist in our area or trainers. We are out in the boonies. So I'm on my own with this one. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.