I just rescued a year old GSD from a rotten situation. I am the 4th person to have her and her previous "owner" had her living in a garage because she was worried my foster girl might hurt her cats.
Anyways I think she has an unhealthy attachment to me. She has been with me for 16 days and at first she was fine when we left her alone. She went into her crate and we had no issues.
Now as soon as I walk out of the house she goes crazy. Even when the kids are here she howls, whines, and paces looking for me. Yesterday I came home to find that she busted out of her (airline) crate and busted out a window on the back door. She cut her paw and bleed everywhere.
Can anyone offer me some advice on how to make sure she doesn't injure herself again? I dont know how to contain her when Im gone or how to keep her calm enough for her to be left out.
Leaving her outside isn't an option for me. I'm more afraid of what could happen outside than what could happen inside.
I have tried to make sure she has plenty of exercise before we leave, chew toys, and treats. Nothing seems to be working.