Pimg is nearly 5 years old and whines constantly. My trainer is a GSD breeder and dubbed it "the german shepherd whine." I think to some extent, the breed whines a lot. That said- at least with my dog- she has no lines to speak of and it's likely the consequence of really crappy breeding. Poor girl- it's not her fault... But yes- it is ANNOYING!
Looking forward to suggestions for the OP. I will certainly keep track of this thread.
C-ATCH Pimg - DOB: 2/06, RATO, UJJ (x2), DJA, HIT, CA, CGC, High in Games, Reserve High in Standard- CPE Nationals 2014
RATCHX High Jinks vom Neuanfang - DOB 9/12 (Gotchya Day: 1/23/2013) CA, agility superstar in training