3 days ago, I adopted an 11th month GSD from a local shelter. Coco is a really thin GSD at 11th month, I thought she was kept in a concentration camp. On the way back to my home, she shoke uncontrollably while being in the car (She probably had never been in a car yet.)
She is absolutely wonderful with people, but when she got to our home, she went crazy with our neighbors' dogs, left, right and back. She barked and was so aggressive that she almost leaped over the 6 feet tall fence.
Since day 1, I have been giving undivided attention, and corrected her (with serious tone) if she bark at other dogs or leaping at my family members. It maybe worked for the first few times. But after a while, she threw tantrums and started mouthing people. Worst of all, after coming back from Church, she has been chewing furniture and stuff causing havoc in my house, from garage to bedrooms, nothing is spared. Worst of all, the amount of hair she shed was ghastly (handful of hair when you pat her), it is all over the place. (Probably because of malnutrition). My family blamed me for what happened.
What can I do to become the "pack" leader for my dog? And how can I establish an effective way to catch her focus while other dogs are around? How should I train her at her age (11-month)? The pressure from my family is getting on my nerves (I was forced to put her beds, and toys in the garage, and she has to sleep in the garage >.<) How can I help her so I won't have to quarantine her?
Your prompt response will be much appreciated.