My 12 month old Golden Retriever 'pup' is destroying my garden! She hasd a fairly naturally (as in she has always been this way) timid/submissive personality with strangers and I think is suffering seperation anxiety as it only happens when I go out.
She pulls plants out of the ground and chews them up or if they are too big to pull out she breaks them off.
Any suggestions to stop her doing this would be appreciated.
I am a bit aprehensive about putting her in a dog run while we are out as I think that may increase her anxiety??
We have two other aged dogs which have no bad habits and are very relaxed/laid back types as have all my previous dogs so I am a bit at a loss as to how to treat Bella as I have no prior experience with this type of thing.
Help!! I'm falling out of love with her and I don't' want that to happen.