Constant whining/alert barking?
We recently got our first German Shepherd puppy - a four month old male - and we had expected him to be vocal. However, he whines almost consistently any time he's out, nervous, or excited (which essentially means all the time). He whines excessively when we try to take him into public to socialize, and nonstop the entire time he is in the car. He also barks nonstop as soon as he sees a dog or person any time we are out anywhere. We've been taking him out to try and get him used to it, but he hasn't made any improvements. I'd like to take him to places like the dog park or dog beach or out into the town to walk around but he reacts so strongly just from being in the car and being in the neighborhood I don't want to risk it. Has anyone had a similar issue and has success in minimizing how vocal their dog is while out in public and in the car?