Up until recently we had two dogs, both Staffordshires, older male, younger female. The female always hated being left alone, but it rarely happened and only for short periods. Now, due to the untimely passing of our male, the female is left alone during work hours and howls (really is a heart breaking howl) for a few hours of the day. The neighbours seem to understand, but someone left an anonymous note in our letterbox telling us all about it. We have tried taking her to Hanrob at Mascot for day-care/training, but they didn't seem interested in making any effort despite us paying. We are now taking her to our local vet just for day-care. This isn't our preferred option. Can anyone recommend some good methods or trainers/businesses which could help? Getting another dog is not really an option either.