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DJMac 07-10-2014 01:38 PM

Destruction Prevention
 
How do I ensure that my 6 month old female GSD do not destroy items in the house while I am sleeping?

mego 07-10-2014 01:43 PM

you get a crate or you wake up and supervise. A lot of times 6 month old puppies are still too young to be left out

DJMac 07-10-2014 04:47 PM

OK thanks! I'll will start to crate her. Do you think putting her muzzle on at night will help?

qbchottu 07-10-2014 04:58 PM

Don't muzzle. Look on this forum for crate training tips and get your dog crate trained.

DJMac 07-10-2014 05:12 PM

Alright. What's typically the age that GSDs are able to sleep outside of crate without getting into things?

Courtney 07-10-2014 05:17 PM

Crate. No muzzle, not appropriate for a nosey pup left unattended.

I crate trained as soon as Rusty came home. At 6 months he had free roam of the house at night. At 4 years old I no longer crate him when we are at work or school. He's finally a big boy :)

DJMac 07-10-2014 05:22 PM

Thanks you guys for all the advice and help. I will definitely work with Samantha so that she too can be as independent as Rusty.


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