Anxious dog / how to help with anxiety relief?
Hello Forum! New member here!
Adopting a female shepherd directly from her very loved owner. Personal reasons they must separate.
We are trying to transition the adoption. First day she was super anxious, almost melancholic, not aggressive which is great cos she is a wee bit intimidating to the eye... tried to keep her entertained.... no interest...Then the crying (howling) began; didn't want to play or go out. Sat by the door looking out waiting!!! Took her for a walk, half way through the walk noticed that she started feeling a wee bit happier looking back to see if I was behind her, then as soon as we got back she was pacing looking for her owner.
She is coming back tomorrow for a week long stay. I am excited but also anxious cause I was very sad to see how unhappy she was.
Any tips? Suggestions? Please, I would gladly welcome all recommendations.