Hi, I recently adopted a German shepherd X Maremma from the RSPCA. She's Generally a great dog, except when we put her outside at night. She's happy to be outside during the day, but at night time she goes nuts!
She has learnt how to open the back door and gets in whenever we put her out. We tried locking the back door but now she constantly jumps up on the door trying to get in. I'm scared shes going to break it (glass french doors) and hurt herself. She has also learnt how to open the gate (locked with a latch and 2 ground pegs!!) and gets out and runs around to the front of the house to get in through the front door.
she gets walked Minimum 6kms a day and is fed a healthy balanced diet
The main reasons she cant be left inside at night is that she destroys the house, and I have to go away for 3 months for work and she is being looked after by my mother-in-law, who refuses to let dogs in the house.
I've also tried giving her toys but she seems uninterested in them.
Please help! Any advice is greatly appreciated