A week after going back to work, she lets me know she is upset for not spending much time at home with her --> A little present... one by the front door, another little nugget (the size of a marble) right on the bed. She knows she's guilty! She is hiding from me. I'm going to KILL HER!!! AAAAAAH!!!!
Absolutely - take a break and consider that the only important thing in your dog's life has caused this behaviour - you. You have to go to work, do life things etc, but from your dog's point of view - who cannot undestand the why - you just abandon her every day. You can't explain to her, but you can have sympathy and accept that you are to blame
where does he usually go poop when you are gone all day? I know that animals communicate this way when they are frustrated, it's not your fault, but its really not his either - maybe he needs a walk sometime during the day? Rich folks do that, they have a dogwalker come to take him for a walk and play around lunchtime or something. another good reason I don't have a pet!
also I can't afford those pirate costumes that seem to be all the rage!
You ever known a guy who identifies with his hound dog so much that he refuses to have him fixed, even after the vet advises it? Well, I just was thinking about this guy I knew who was like that. Are women like that about their female dogs? Hell no! They're glad to have the poor girls fixed because you know who would be taking care of the pups!