I have a situation with my female 7 year old Labrador Retriever. I've tried taking her camping with us a few times and it was extremely stressful for all of us. She will not calm down the entire time, as she is absolutely obsessed with squirrels. She basically barks, growls and shakes the entire time. She paces most of the night and then begins barking/growling/vibrating with the first squirrel chatter in the morning. The easy solution would be to kennel her but we fear she would experience separation anxiety. My wife thinks we should put her on some sort of depressant for the duration of a camping trip or at least the evenings. I've tried extra exercise before and during the trip to no avail. I'm not really in favor of medication, but I agree it may be as stressful for her in a kennel for a weekend or more. Anyone had this problem or can anyone suggest a solution?