2 1/2 year old female GS
I have had this dog since she was about 1, from a shelter. She seems to have separation anxiety, and is very defiant, and will not stay in the fenced yard. She is an excellent jumper and hops our 6 ft fence like its nothing and will take off even when we are right inside where she can see us, when she knows we aren't looking. I'm wondering, would it benefit her to basically start new with training like you do a puppy? Keeping her by my side, crate training, etc? Or is there another way I can gain control of her and get her to want to obey? She is very smart and obeys pretty well in front of our faces, but the second we are not looking she is being naughty. Also, she has killed 2 bunnies in our yard and knows it is bad, but only leaves them alone if we are present and watching. If we turn our backs she is hunting them down. I'd love any advice. She is my 4th GS and she is just relentless I am at the end of my rope. Help!