Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Edmond/Guthrie, Oklahoma
Crate aggression question
I've been working with a trainer with my new GSD rescue, Sasha. The only problem she is still having at home is when she is in her crate, in the dogs room at night, she becomes very dominant on who shall walk pass her to go outside.
My other GSD can not walk by her to go outside without Sasha attacking the crate, literally moving it 6 feet some nights. It is the only access to the back door.
Oh, and she only goes crazy if the dogs try to pass her alone, if I am in the room she doesn't do it. I can't tell if she is being aggressive or alerting me in a psychotic way.
My trainer tells me I need to correct this right away. Well, I am asleep way on the other side of the house. He tells me I should move her crate to another room. But I feed her in that crate (It's a crate for a Great dane BTW) and I refuse to have that thing in our Bdm and our other empty room is for the old Great Dane.
Can I keep Sasha in a smaller crate, in the bedroom at night and use the big crate for feedings and when she is home alone? Will this confuse her?
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