I need advise. I know that the internet is not always the best place to ask questions, but I am out of options.
I have a 4 year old GSD /border collie mix. When I got her i knew she was a high energy dog and would have to spend a lot of time with her and I welcomed that. For a while everything was awesome, but then life changed for me and I haven't been able to exercise her or spend as much time as I would like to with her.
She is constantly anxious around the house, panting and breathing hard. Whining all the time. When i am able to play with her all this goes away and she is on cloud 9 for that time, but the very second I stop she go and lays down and starts whining.
I have tried dog parks, but she absolutely hates car rides and by the time i get to the park she is so amped up she doesnt do anything but lay in a corner and pant.
I take her on walks, but it doesnt come remotely close to being enough for her. Ive tried about every type of toy there is and they are only a temporary solution. My vet wants to give her anti anxiety meds, but I would like to find another solution.
I think another dog might be able to do the trick, but if im wrong now I have twice the problem and really wont have the time to spend with two dogs.
Hopefully, my life situation will change someday but for now and the foreseeable future this is what I have to work with.
I welcome any solutions that don't involve giving my dog away.