It's getting to the point where I don't know what to do any more. She has become a nasty b!tch lately, and DH wants to rehome her. In fact, he has wanted to 'get rid of her' for awhile now.
Which is why I am conflicted.. today I was out running some errands and he claims she snapped at Stella while she was eating. She has only ever snapped one other time, and it was at me, when she was on the bed and I booted her off.
She has had fleas this season, despite being an inside dog with monthly treatments, frequent baths, etc. DH found one on himself and I found one on myself, and we are both concerned about them being on Stella. obviously we are treating the dog for them, but she still has some in the process.
She constantly waits until we are out oftthe room or gone to use the bathroom in the house, usually in Stella's play room or peeing on the same electrical cord, or you know, just a dump in the floor while we eat dinner.WWe take her out frequently, and she always has some home exceptwwhen we go out together rare, maybe 2x/ week for 3 hours. We have tried everything we know to get the behavior to stop, only allowing her food at set times, walks, longer walks, free time in the yard, puppy pads, carting but it is getting worse.
She was a rescue dog, 2 when we got her, and we have had her for almost a year. When we first got her she was very attached to me, and was essentially my dog my idea attachedto me. Now she will not come if I call her, and multiple times she has specifically scrapped on my clothes, on my purse once too.
I'm wondering if it is a separation anxiety issue, so I asked the vet. He says it is probably breed and age related. He offered medication, but saidit may not help and may cause worse behaviors, and diarrhea, itching, etc, so I didn't opt to try it.
I am beginning to regret ever getting her, and it hurts my heart because I do love her, but she is just not the family companion we thought she would be, and if she is going to continue the issues then I don't know what to do. Especially the snapping, which made Stella cry.
Sorry so long and for any typos, I am mobile, and really upset about this.