Guest Tuxi Posted June 7, 2016 Share Posted June 7, 2016 We adopted an 8 month old greyhound cross from a rescue about 3 months ago. We don't know a lot about her background except that her and her 3 brothers were dumped and then found and sent to a rescue centre where they stayed for a number of months before being adopted out. So she had never been house trained or lived with any kind of rules as such. When we first got her she was very much into chewing EVERYTHING and took a while to fully house train. However after perseverance and a few Kongs her chewing stopped and she is now fully housetrained. However in the last 2-3 days out of nowhere she has become so destructive that I don't know what to do. She is jumping up ONTO the counters when we are not around and taking things. She has learnt how to open the recycle bin as of yesterday and is taking everything out and tearing it up all over the place. When I got up this morning the kitchen was a mess and she had pulled the curtains down off the pole and shredded them. I went up for a shower, was gone a max 20mins, came back and she has dug a huge hole in the stones out the back. She had dragged a whole full bag of peat moss across the garden, torn it open and spread it everywhere and she had pulled the washing off the line. She is walked twice a day every day, morning and evening. She is left alone for a max of 4 hours. She has the company of our other 3year old dog. There are loads of toys around of all different shapes/sizes and materials but she shows no interest in them. She doesn't know how to play, I have tried so many times to teach her but she just shows zero interest. She no longer is interested in her kongs. She is THE most laid back dog I have ever met. She will happily lie on the couch all day when there is someone there and shows no interest in playing or following us around the house but when our backs are turned all she does is play - with the wrong things. She doesn't have separation anxiety, she is way too laid back for that. She does her own thing an awful lot and although she is extremely affectionate, she doesn't have much loyalties and if left to her own devices would run away without a 2nd thought. I really need help with her because I have never had a dog like this or with her temperament - even though I have had dogs all my life and have always went onto to do training and agility etc - she baffles me so much and if she carries on with this destruction we will have no choice but to to give her back to the rescue - and that's the last thing I want. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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