I have been reading some of the threads here about separation anxiety in dogs, and someone suggested adding another dog to the family can sometimes alleviate that. Has this worked for any of you?
My dog is about 3 years old, and was adopted from the pound at about 1 year old. He has always had a lot of separation anxiety, follows me around, has destroyed carpet and scratched grooves in the drywall when I am gone. I have a crate, but he freaks out in it, and I don't want him to hurt himself. Therefore, I bring him just about everywhere.
He is a very social dog, and gets along well with all other dogs we have encountered, so no agression there. He is actually pretty submissive with other dogs. If I were to adopt another dog, is there a particular breed/personality that may be a good match for a nervous dog prone to separation anxiety?