I dont think she was panicing (too long ago now to remember) she was just totally determined to be by my side. She is the most determined dog I have ever owned. She can open any door unless it is locked and I am constantly amazed by her determination to get where she wants to go. She never gives up and works hard to solve any problem, particularly when it involves food as an end point, and if brains dont work she will try brawn. A very quirky ACD.