Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern California
Echoing the above poster as far as the need for both physical and mental stimulation.
Also, I don’t like to speculate but it sounds like as a young pup she was in the crate too often and for too long. After housebreaking most puppies can be transitioned on to a drag line, tethering, or just monitored time in a few rooms at a time. When you relax, teach her to relax. So personally, at this point, I’d put a light leash on her and when you’re sitting - have her sit or lay down... step on the leash so that she stays put, give her something to do... a bone or something. Pick up several beds so that she has comfortable spots readily available around the house. Sounds like an acclimation issue w/o any “transition”.
Won’t do you any good to compare to your parents dogs either - regardless of age, each GSD is different. If their dogs are more lower energy and laid back genetically - there is lots of room for contrast in dogs that are more typical of the breed (non sure which end of the spectrum your dog falls).
In my own home I have a more anxious, Velcro dog that needs to be where I am at all times...... another who will gladly take himself to another room to chill out. They’re from different lines. Different personalities and temperaments.
TILDEN: Male: Blk/Red LHGSD: DOB: 12/24/06 60lbs of Love
KEYSTONE: Male: Sable: DOB: 2/11/13 60lbs of Go!!!!!
Last edited by Fodder; 01-05-2019 at 03:37 PM.