What a sad start for this poor puppy! But it is what it is now. I get how difficult it can be, but it's important to focus on the puppy in front of you, and not compare her to previous puppies. Being taken away from her mother at such an early age is undoubtedly why she's having such difficulty.
That being said, it's a marathon, not a race. You can't force her to be comfortable. And in fact, anytime she's being put in situations that are distressing to her, is likely going to prolong her adjustment. Try easing her into things slowly. For example, eating in her crate without shutting the door is great! But forcing her to stay outside alone for an hour, not so much. Baby steps will get her where you'd like to see her much quicker! Just introduce new situations slowly, keeping her under her screaming threshold. When she's that distressed she's learning, but it's very likely NOT what you're hoping she's learning! Good Luck!
I'm here by myself now for the next 5 days. So I'll probably get slammed here for saying this but I have to get things done. I can't be glued to the couch with her. So she's going to have to be put outside. I have no options. I was doing the one hour outside because I'm out of options now. I guess it's the old school method. just put them out and let them get used to it. Back from my parents which was a LONG time ago. Ok.. go ahead and slam me for having a puppy. But in all honesty, I went into this thinking it was the same as my last 8 puppies over the years. I'm so tired right now, I really don't care what people say about me or to me. Maybe some old school people still around that leave them be and let them work it out?? Maybe not. My last three pups were left outside with less than what I have for this one and they did great. I worked full time so they had to deal with it. One ended up climbing out of the 6 foot fence area so she was put in an outdoor kennel with dog house during the day. And then came inside at night and slept in a crate. I really never did "crate training". I just put them in and call it good. When they whimpered, potty time. Or I'd get them out to play etc....
My neighbor just lost her GSD a year ago (old age) and she said she did the same thing. Out in kennel with dog house because she worked full time and inside at night. I asked if he screamed out there at first and she said, yes, the neighbor wanted to go over to sit with him but she said no, he needs to learn to be by himself during the day, that's life.
so maybe I'm doing it all wrong by allowing her to be inside at my feet all the time. I just had her outside, screaming about 80% of the time. When she was quiet, I let her in and she's TIRED. Asleep of course at my feet. So something has to give one way or another.
Sorry for the long post here. Just tired, headachy, at a loss...
the one person asked how long I've had her?
Today is day 8 and it's getting worse as each day goes by. Well not really worse but just more clingy. Sleeping better in the x pen tho so I can't say "worse". I got some sleep last night. First sleep in 8 nights. I'm just afraid when she gets bigger, she'll get out of the x pen. that's why I really want her liking her crate. So I can safely keep her indoors when I'm away from the house. I won't leave her alone outside if I'm not here.