I know GSDs are vocal, but my recent addition is on my last nerve.
He is 8-9 months old.. and basically everything was new to him. Most things I can handle. He is socializing well(500% better than when I got him a few weeks ago).. Learning SOME manners, slowly but surely..
The issue that is about to push me over the edge-- his barking/whining in the crate at 5am.. 7am.. It's not a consistent time, but it's become a near nightly habit. If he were a pup, it'd be easier to ignore, but he's a 75 lb boy. He is LOUD and he paws and jumps at his crate door.
He lived in a kennel outside before I got him, so the crate training is new.
There is also some definite separation anxiety.. He'll do the same thing if I shut the door of the truck and just look in.. Or if he gets "shut" outside. He even got banned from my work(I'm a vet tech) because of this, and there are barking dogs there all of the time!
I feel like he is getting worse, not better.. With this aspect. Luckily I don't work this AM.. But I felt myself being very impatient with him when I let him out.. And I'm ready to buy a bark collar.
Posting this as a last ditch plea for ideas. I thank you in advance!
Oh, and I can't completely ignore him, although I'd love to... Because I have a housemate, paper thin walls, you can hear him from down the street, etc.
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