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Old 01-04-2019, 10:31 AM
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Desperate Help Needed

I have a 4 year old German Shepard/ Pitbull mix named Gaia Bear. I love her to death and getting rid of her is not an option for me. She has always had some behavior issues but nothing major. Little things like barking consistently after being told to stop, pushyness, and needing constant attention. I got her when she was only 3 weeks old (her mother had gotten sick and died) I was living by myself at the time. She was absolutely perfect. We then moved in with my mother in law where she changed a lot. She wanted nothing to do with me anymore and only wanted my mother in laws attention. She had 2 dogs herself and Gaia started to be aggressive towards them when they would touch her. She wanted all the attention on her and still didn’t really want to be with me; she would actually jump on the closed door when she would even hear my mother in law.
Recently we moved again on our own. She now had a mix of both personalities and I’m about to lose it. I can’t leave her without her crying hard at the door and literally just freaking out when I get home. Over the top hyper and won’t listen at all. She has to constantly be on a bed or blanket, and touching me at all times. I can’t even sit on the end of the bed without her on my back. Lastly trying to take her to go potty outside has become a huge chore. I can’t put her on a lead or she’ll just jump at me and won’t go. I have to walk her but she takes about 20 minutes to sniff the entire yard back and forth... she’ll actually start to squat than get back up and go to a different spot. Then repeat.
I have no idea where all this came from but it just keeps getting worse. I have a vacation coming up this summer for a week that she can’t go on. My mother will be watching her but i don’t know if that will work. I love Gaia to death, but I need some help on how to curve these behaviors.
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:59 PM
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How have you been responding since your move & what training methods have you been using so far? A puppy seperated at 3 weeks is very very likely to suffer sep angst- & be overly attached to humans rather than dogs.
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Find a trainer. Honestly, it doesn't sound abnormal for ANY dog to get super excited when it's time to put the leash on or sniff all over the backyard.. and my dogs follow me everywhere too...
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