Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
I agree with you, I wouldn't put the food in front of her crate and only let her out when she is quiet - that would be tormenting her. What I would do, is feed more often - 3 meals a day if you are not already doing that. I would also practice with her so that she knows not always to expect food. Several times a day, I go into the kitchen - turn and walk out - ignoring her. I would also go out the back door have her come outside - walk around and go back inside. Once she learns that it doesn't always mean food, she will start to calm down. The good news is for training, you will have it easier with a pup who has a strong food drive.
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006