BINGO! You have trained her to whine and cry when she wants attention. She is doing EXACTLY what you have trained her to do. IMO - correcting this behavior at this point is totally unfair to her. She is exactly what you've created.
So - now you realize you don't want this behavior. You need to re-train her to behave in a way that you do want. Great time for you to give her her favorite chew and place her in a kennel. Ignore her. You know she's safe. Give her an hour or so of complete quiet (and you get work done) and then take her out for a break. Repeat through out the day till you are finished with your work.
Agree 100%. Dogs do what works. It takes a long time to wean her off this behavior and you have to be completely consistent in never giving her attention for this whining. Otherwise she'll practice the slot machine effect; going on and on until it finally pays off.
Deja, GSD, sable WL, female, born 11 / 2013
Cam, Rough Collie, sable, male, born 8/2015
Last edited by wolfy dog; 07-02-2014 at 02:04 PM.