Originally Posted by Mary Beth
I wouldn't crate her at all. I think in the past she could have been left in a crate too long and so that makes her anxious when she is left alone even if you just go in another room. I would try leaving her loose in the house. If you are concerned about any accidents, you could try leaving her in one room or the garage or if you have a fenced in backyard.
I'm not concerned about accidents but rather what she could get into.
It seems that once she gets out she starts chewing things even though I've given her TONS of toys, bones, etc.
Today she chewed the chicken food bag (didn't eat any), garage door, and a couple other miscellaneous items in the garage. Nothing serious but I still worry if she managed to get out in the house what she could do or get into.
My whole house is babyproofed but I don't think it would stop her. She is so determined.
I do wonder if she has extreme anxiety issues which is why she needs to be near us.
Will she eventually get over that with time?
I've been reading what to do online but what I've tried so far doesn't seem to have worked. I must be doing something wrong.