I have a 8-month old puppy, she is half German Shepard, half Red Bone Coon Hound. I have never had these problems before with a dog before in my life and I have no idea how to fix them. I have owned pitbulls, dobermans, chihuahuas, boxers, you name it I have probably owned it at some point.
A few months ago she broke out of her kennel, and I mean broke out to where it isn't even usable anymore and I haven't been able to afford a new one (I recently got put on medical leave from work so I am just covering basic needs and bills right now). And she has terrible separation anxiety so when I do leave she tears up everything she can get her teeth on. I thought maybe buying her some more teething toys and such would distract her from the stuff in the house but nope. Everyone swore by rope toys and she can't stand them, she prefers plushes but no matter how many I buy she still goes at anything she can find.
She tore open my mattress and ripped it apart and peed all over it, I have to throw it out.
I tried to put her in the bathroom and she tore my shower curtain down and tore up all my shampoo bottles and stuff.
Shes torn up my couch cushions.
She also has this thing where she likes to bite my hands. I have tried telling her no and handing her a toy that she can bite and chew on but she has started being really aggressive about it to the point where I have to yell at the top of my lungs to get her attention.
When I am eating or drinking something she will bark at me endlessly.
She wakes me up at night multiple times and scratches my face up and bark at me because she wants me to pet her for really long periods of times and shes started being really aggressive about that too, I have even started hiding under my blanket until she lays back down because I actually get kind of scared of her.
I try and take her to the dog park as much as possible right now so she can run all of her energy out but since I've been disabled it's been harder to do every day, and I feel like I just haven't been able to teach her proper manners or behaviors. I feel like a failure or the worst dog mom ever.
I don't want to be scared of my dog because there are a lot of moments I genuinely enjoy with her but she is beginning to really stress me out and scare me a bit when she begins acting aggressively. I just want to be a good mom. Please help me.