Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Spartaanburg, SC
Make sure you are giving her time in the crate even on days you are home. It will help her get used to being in there, plenty of fun chews. Several other threads have recommended playing crate games (throwing kibble in for her to get) or feeding in the crate. Try shutting high value treats/toys in the crate without her inside ("good things are in the crate, I WANT to be in there too!")
Another suggestion I found but did not try was to get ready to leave, then not go anywhere or come back within several minutes to cut down on anxiety. All of Mary Beth's solutions are ones I have seen before too.
I played a lot of crate games with Rommel and he is now no longer noisy when we put him in to go somewhere. I would even say he even likes his little "den". If he decides he wants to go to bed before us he will stand at the bedroom door until we let him in and he will flop down in his crate!
Bailey & Chase
Rommel - 2 y/o GSD
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