My one year old GP was rescued about one month ago. My husband and I work fulltime, but we have taken opposite shifts so that our GP is not alone for more than 3 or 4 hours, 4 days a week.
She is a wonderful addition to the family, but has started chewing up our books, shoes, eyeglasses, tissue boxes, UPS boxes, and window and door sills. She has complete freedom of the house and big backyard, with a doggy door. She knows that she has done something wrong, acts completely contrite when one of us comes home, but does it again the next day.
We give her walks every day, and she has a bunch of chew toys. She takes them all outside and puts them in a pile. Leaves nothing inside when she feels the urge to chew. Chews and bones and treats of any kind are buried, so that I fear buying her a Kong, she will bury that to. Help!
We have put everything we can out of reach, but the bookcases are floor to ceiling. Does she need a companion? If it is separation anxiety, how do I lessen her fear? She only started doing this about 2 weeks ago. I know that she has not been treated well by her previous owners. Any suggestions would be helpful.