My daughter is almost 3, and she and Lilly (the dog gone crazy) get along beautifully. We moved into a new house at the end of July and Lilly learned to jump out the windows (it took us a while to figure out how we kept finding her in the backyard and I got a few phone calls from friends who had picked her up from downtown as she walked herself). Weather turned cold and we started closing windows. I started seeing strange things around the house, like pots that were by the window getting shuffled around, my neti pot was found broken on the bathroom floor (I kept it on the window sill) with muddy dog prints all over the wall......but the worst was my bedroom window: Lilly tried to scratch herself out the window and so all the frame has been clawed off and the glass is all scratched - she has now done this to 7 different windows. I tried several things: more exercise, leaving treats for her (kong) when I left, new toys...didn't work. I tried leashing her to my bed post so she could still sleep on the bed while we were gone but didn't have enough slack to attack the windows.....well, then she attacked the floor (hardwood floors). At this point, I started to leave her crated--- she has never needed a crate! I actually had to borrow one from a friend......well, she clawed and chewed through the metal crate (metal bars are missing, and she'll body slam the sides until they cave open). Keep in mind this is my sweet 35 lb mutt that loves going with us to drop my daughter off at daycare and just loves getting loved from all the other little kids. I feel terrible for her -- I don't understand why she's going so psycho. We have another dog in the house and when she acts out he just watches her (mainly to take her treats when she looses interest; she is a super slow eater). We've left a camera going and it looks very sad.
Is there another option I'm not considering other than doggy prozac? We didn't have this problem last winter when activity levels went down. When it's warm, we are very active, she runs next to my bike and we are out and about all day, and I know she loves lounging in the backyard, but that is now muddy/snowy/super cold so it's not a possibility. The thought of finding her a home where she could get more attention keeps crossing my mind, but we really love her and that would be the absolute last resort. Any advice?