A little background: Daisy is a 7month old Beagle/shepherd mix. We've had her since she was 8wks old, she was a stray/rescue on the verge of death when she was found. She has "anxiety attack"-like episodes when she sees anyone outside our family. We've socialized her since we've had her, so she's not new to meeting people. Jumping on anyone has always been discouraged, so has mouthing, scratching and lounging on furniture. She's never been allowed to do these things. She has SERIOUS behavioral problems. We've contacted our vet, 2 trainers that agreed to see her as an "emergency," and a behaviorist, and NONE of them know why our dog is acting this way. It's not medical, it's not because of training, and the behaviorist is absolutely perplexed. I could've sworn it was medical. She was very sick before we got her, then the shelter misdiagnosed a skin infection as "flea bites" we've been fighting that since we've had her, then she had to have her anal glands removed. The vets didn't really do a "full workup" this last time we took her so perhaps I need to request one, however, they said she was in perfect health. Both the trainers observed our dog and our interaction with her, and assurred us our training is not the problem. I asked them about crating her when people came over, and they agreed that she should not be allowed out if she couldn't control herself. (We did find out we should say "off" instead of down when she's jumping though.) The behaviorist is confused. Daisy is obviously a happy animal, she shows absolutely no aggression to anyone or anything (even our rat.) She said either Daisy has SEVERE deep-rooted anxiety about being abandoned, along with a problem recognizing me as the alpha female, or she has some neurological disorder or imbalance. The reason she's not sure if it's anxiety or medical is because Daisy has no aggression. She's never bitten or even growled at me, nor does she have a problem with being left alone. Daisy has gotten progressively worse this past month though. We were getting ready to take her for a walk saturday, and she started shaking uncontrollably and drooling when we put her on the leash. She could barely walk because of the shaking. When my husband sat down with her, she started jumping straight into the air and yelping and whining, still shaking. Fearing a seizure, we took her to the vet. Again, the vet said she was fine, no medical problems at all. We've realized a problem with her dominance, which we thought was under control until about a month ago, has resurfaced with a vengance. She barks anytime my husband pays attention to me. If hugs me, she barks and jumps on him, if he sits with me, she tries to shove in between us. Then the final straw was last night when my husband and I were talking, Daisy was jumping on my husband (her usual method of attention getting), he kept telling her no, off. We kept laughing and talking and Daisy sandwiched herself between our island and me and squatted and PEED all over my feet. She then walked back to my husband and sat down, looking up at him. I immediately started crying. She wasn't showing my husband she had to go potty. She goes to the door, whines and gives us a "look" when she has to go potty. She was only mad because I had his attention. Then this morning, I wouldn't let her out of her kennel until my hubby left for work(about 15min. after he wakes up, lol.) When I let her out, she ignored me until she wanted to go potty. When she came in, I started making breakfast, first making sure all the doors were shut (Daisy isn't allowed to be alone in any room because of "sneak chewing"). When I finished, I couldn't find Daisy. I wasn't too worried because none of the little bells went off on our doors (we have alarms that let us know if the doors are opened because Daisy can open them.) Somehow, she opened our bedroom door (alarm didn't go off) and she chewed up 3 pairs of my shoes, one pair was my wedding shoes. Since our closet doors slide, getting to them was easy once she was in the bedroom. I was so furious! I cried and cried. I don't know what to do with this dog anymore. She has plenty of toys, attention, walks, and playtime with both my husband and me. Everyday I play with her for at least an hour, then we walk around base for an hour. I'm starting to think she's bi-polar or something. My husband and I have tried everything, one trainer suggested getting a shock collar since she wasn't associating bad behavior with nos, swats, sprays with water, or removal from the situation, therefore she continues the behavior, even though she knows it's bad. When she chews something, she will chew it, then try to hide it, then she acts ashamed. We still do positive reinforcement, both the trainers made sure we were doing this. We broke down and got a shock collar 2 days ago, but she doesn't even notice, just like she doesn't notice the nos, swats, or other corrections we give when people are over. We would give her positive reinforcement if she would stop jumping/nipping/scratching/crying. We took it back yesterday. I hated putting it on her, and hubby and I shocked ourselves first to see what it felt like since we were shocking her, no pain, but it was startling. I'm out of options. Our next step is a neurological exam. *sigh* We've now spent about $1250 in the past 3 months on our dog. We are starting to exhaust our savings for her, and we still have to prepare for our baby. Has ANYONE out there had these issues?