Originally Posted by KZoppa
Read puppy section. She's not aggressive. Opinionated, maybe. Aggressive, not likely. Is she your first GSD puppy?
By keeping her in the crate except to potty, eat and exercise, she's not getting what she needs from you to grow mentally. She needs time with you, training can begin, socialization to sights, sounds, smells, etc. She needs to be able to bond with you. Look into flirt poles.
A tired puppy is a good puppy.
She is the crate for those times but at 6pm we all (my wife and 2 kids) take her out for a few hours and throw her toys around and walk her around the neighborhood so she can explore some places other than her own backyard