In our previous thread we introduced Tara. She is a 10 month old Great Dane. When she came home on her first few nights she was great but has gone backwards. This only happens after we have gone to bed at night.
She has taken up destructive chewing of shoes/hats and hard plastic. She does not chew anything else. Also, although she was house trained, she has taken to eliminating in the back room of the house. We did speak with her previous owner and got the "By the way she is destructive" where in previous discussions she wasnt.
Prior to her coming in for the night she spends some time outside to enable her to go to the toilet. We have also taken to walking her to try and tire her out, and we have brought two toys, one a Kong toy stuffed with her favourite treats to keep her occupied. However she shows little interest in her toys.
Anyway, we love Tara to bits and want to resolve the issue. We live in a 2 storey house, and dont want her negotiating the stairs at night. We dont particularly want to crate her all night either, as we want her to have access around the house.
I believe that there may be some separation anxiety, she only does it when we go to bed. We have had her for a week now so would have thought that she would be over that.
Can anybody help us? Pleeeeeeeeeease!!!