DH and I adopted an ~2 year old female dog this summer, picked up as a stray. Embarq test ID’ed her as 100% Mountain Cur, and she clearly looks it. She also tracks and bays at squirrels when we walk our property, but she’s not excessively hyper. She doesn’t have a “job” but gets ample outside time.
Overall, she’s awesome. But looking for ideas about one issue. DH is retired, but I still work. When I come home and sit on the couch, near her bed on the couch, she will get up and pace around DH in his recliner, sometimes growling or whining in a low, agitated but non-aggressive way. I try to distract her by asking if she wants to go out or to bed, and try both. Her bed is her crate beside the couch or the bed on the couch.
Sometimes a brief “time out” in the crate short circuits the anxiety. But basically looking for thoughts on her anxiety triggered by me being home after being at work or away (she is calm with DH all day and generally calm when I’m home all day). And of course, ideas for addressing it appreciated!