Bailey has just turned two and he is a joy to have around but one thing that I have been dealing with since I got him as a puppy is his clingy-ness. I'm ok with him following me around when I'm at home but my problem is when I leave to go to work or run errands. I put him in his crate and he barks and whines, once I get home and let him out of his crate he is dripping wet from where he has been panting the whole time I was gone, I've tried to crate train him and he is fine until he hears my car start and then the barking and panting begins. I put his favorite bone and kong in the crate with him and he does not touch them. I know that he is stressed out because I'm not with him so I have tried to get him to be by himself more often to build his confidence by making him sleep by himself in the laundry room and giving him things to do like kongs stuffed with cheese and frozen peanut butter and his other chew toys but if I'm not in room with him he will not touch his toys. I don't know what to do to help Bailey be confident by himself. Since I have made him start sleeping by himself he will not sleep during the night at all, he just whines and pants at the door leaving a huge puddle of drool. Now he sleeps all day after using all his energy whining. I feel like I've tried all the tricks and nothing has worked. Does anyone have any advice for Bailey & I?