Rescued GSD and need advice/direction
12/19/11 My friend called to tell me about a 4 yo female GSD who's owner died 2 months earlier. The dog was about to be put down. I had just lost one of my 3 dogs and 1 of my 3 horses 2 weeks prior to cancer/old age and I had room. I've never had a GSD. When I met Shelby the next day I found out that she was NEVER socialized with other people or animals and lived alone in the country with her female owner. Where she was the day I met her there were multiple dogs, cats and children. She was pacing in a circle. My husband and I decided to take her and give her a chance. The next day I took her to my vet, we started her on prozac and I bought a thundershirt. The first week was tough for her and us. We've made huge advances and daily I am AMAZED at how smart she is and how much I have come to adore her. The problems we are trying to correctly solve are she's obsessed with me, barks at my husband but does warm up to him. Barks at any and everyone that comes near our house, front door or backyard. I can't get her to go outside unless I am there. If I leave the backyard she will start pacing and then jump the fence. She and the other 2 dogs are great friends but still I have to be there. I have emailed 2 recommended trainers in my area with my story but they have not responded. On 4/2 she is schedule to be spayed. On 6/1 she will go back to the vet to re-evaluate the prozac. I've been reading, researching and asking any and everyone I can about GSDs. Any advice out there?