I need help, we have a super sweet dog, Sadie is a mixed breed maybe some golden retriever and border collie in there. She was a rescue and a little neurotic but very gentle and fun. We got her when she was around 10 months and have had her 5 years.
I had a baby last spring and we thought she would handle it better but she has been getting increasingly anxious. She has always been weird about food and will steal it when left alone, lately she has been doing it every time she has been left alone. She has also been stealing eggs from our coop and pooping in the house daily (very unusual, possibly due to the large number of eggs she was stealing) She has not been listening to me well lately (poor recall) and having a lot of separation anxiety when left alone.
She gets lots of attention and exercise, although we aren't outside as much because of the weather, but I'm home most of the time. I don't want to have to crate her at night and when we are gone since she hates it and will cry and shred blankets the whole time but I'm not sure what else to do.