I'm a newbie to this forum and to GSD's. I have a 12 year-old Rottweiler that I've had since a pup along with his brother who is over the bridge.
Anyway, I've searched these forums and I feel like I've done everything "right" in order to not create separation anxiety with the new pup (who is 13 weeks old) yet he is showing signs.
When I leave him home with my husband and daughter, they say he scratches at the door and then goes around to house "looking for me." When I come home, again I don't make a big deal, he calms down.
When I take him out of his crate when I come home, he whines and jumps on me, again I ignore him and don't make a big deal. After I take him out to pee, he finally calms down. And no, he isn't whining because he has to pee. This happens after only being crated for 30 minutes.
Then yesterday my husband got home before me and let him out of his crate. He said he was acting crazy! He wouldn't come out of the garage (where the crate is in the kennel) and just kept jumping around. He was honestly afraid he would hurt himself because of how crazy he was acting, so he put him back in the crate. I came home about 20 minutes later and let him out, and he was fine (actually more calm than when I normally take him out.)
What am I doing wrong, and what can I do to fix it!?
Thank you so much!
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