Hello, this is my first posting. I've read through a lot of what I hoped would help in our situation too, but without luck. We're getting tired and desperate and we've tried to understand what might be troubling her as she's getting more troubled. We adopted Daisy, a black Lab and she's now around 5 yrs of age and we've had her from being 11months. She was rescued and came from Ireland. She's always wet herself when being told not to do something, though she's started to do that less. She just seems to be anxious to please. For example I put some birdseed on the fence which she was attracted to and so I told her "no don't touch", she took this lesson to the extreme though, and when my neighbour came to the fence to offer her a treat and I was stood there she looked nervously at me and backed away from the fence and looked scared, even though I told her it was ok. I'm sorry to be so long, I just wanted to give background. One thing she's never had trouble with is being left in the lounge with the door closed at night. This is now the main problem. As soon as I close the lounge door I can hear her panting very heavily, last night she was even trailing behind me really close in the run up to bed time, which is unusual as she's always been more for my husband. It takes about 5 - 10 mins for her to start pawing at the door and whining. I call out to her to go to sleep which is what I've always said before I leave her. I have to do this a few times and then mostly she stops, but I'm not happy, I'm worried about her, she seems anxious and I feel awful for her. My husband is plainly exasperated which she may sense. This started when we looked after a friend's dog for 5 days, and during this time our other little dog a 5 yo Chi x JR actually had a fit for 1st time ever. Daisy the Lab and the dog we were looking after had a couple occasions of scratching at the door, but not every night. Daisy has had these episodes every now and then, but recently has increased, and has also started panting heavily in the car despite being used to always being with us wherever we go. She travels in a covered metal dog cage, but doesn't have one indoors. Daisy has a narrow ear canal on one side and her ear easily has problems, she shakes her head A LOT sometimes out of what seems a reflex, for example when she's exited about going outside, others her head is tilted so we know it's her ear giving problems. I've highlighted this because my husband feels that maybe she's suffering with some brain damage, he also feels she's had a mini stroke, but I really don't think so. I really hope someone can help as our vet wasn't very helpful I feel. Has anyone else had experience with this.