About a month ago I moved into my own house from my parents. My boy Brodie and I have lived in 3 different cities together and the moves were not easy but nothing like how this last one has been. We were at my parents house for about 3 years, during which time they brought home a new puppy who Brodie would play with daily. Since my new place is so close I am bringing Brodie back to my parents house every morning before work for "doggy daycare" since they are retired. He is fine when he is here, but at the new place he is constantly whining, screaming and shaking and panting severly. I thought he would get used to the new routine but it has been a month and he is still acting the same.
He even acts this way when my parents, me, and his brother are ALL at my new house. It seems he would rather be in the old house by himself than in the new house with his whole family. I'm having to crate him again if I need to run errands (haven't needed the crate in years) just so that I can get out of the house. At night he is constantly scratching at the door to go out (there is a nice sized fenced yard) but when he scratches to come in and you open the door he just stands there and refuses to come in. If you close the door he immediately scratches to come in again (but again won't come in). Also one night he voluntarily went out in a torrential downpour and stayed out for 5 minutes!!!
I left him with my Dad for a couple hours the other day while he has laying some carpet. When I got back my Dad joked that if I had been 5 minutes longer he was going to cut Brodie's throught with the utility knife just to get him to shut up. My vet recommended a DAP diffuser but the only thing I could find around here was the DAP spray which I put on a bandana around Brodie's neck. $50 later and it didn't seem to make any difference. I tried benadryl and gravol but neither made much difference. I've tried ignoring him and soothing him. He does eventually settle down when we go to bed.
I'm very close to thinking he might need doggie Prozac.
Is there anything anyone can suggest?? I'm desperate!