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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2014, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Helo im going nuts!

I just got a 3 year old german shepherd mix from a shelter. I thought i was lucky because shes house trained, and cat,dog and people friendly. It took her two days to learn sit! But lately shes been driving me nuts. I know being from the shelter, crates arent her biggest friend. I have to work 8 hr shifts so when im not home i have to crate her. She barks and howls and tries to get out of her crate after being left alone for 2 mins, sometimes before i even leave. I thought maybe it was the crate considering she did come from the shelter ...so i left her in my room alone, free to wander the room and play with her toys...big mistake , she destroyed my room. How on earth to i let her know the crate is okay? And when lefted alone? I feed her in the crate, she has toys in the crate and she is perfectly fine being in the crate when im home but the moment she is alone shes crazy !
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2014, 08:57 PM
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My new rescue GSD stays outside in the backyard; it is fenced and has a hotwire on it just in case he decides to climb the chain link fence.
Sounds like your girl has separation anxiety for sure. Is there a neighbor that has
a dog yours can get along with during the day ??

Have you tried leaving a radio on ? Like talk radio ? My dog will go straight to sleep listening to Rush Limbaugh zzzzzz--zzzzzz :-)
Try the radio and see what happens. Also a giant boiled soup bone in the crate with her before you leave; that's a project any dog will take on for hours!

Good luck on this.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-18-2014, 09:13 AM
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I just got a 3 year old german shepherd mix from a shelter. I thought i was lucky because shes house trained, and cat,dog and people friendly. It took her two days to learn sit! But lately shes been driving me nuts. I know being from the shelter, crates arent her biggest friend. I have to work 8 hr shifts so when im not home i have to crate her. She barks and howls and tries to get out of her crate after being left alone for 2 mins, sometimes before i even leave. I thought maybe it was the crate considering she did come from the shelter ...so i left her in my room alone, free to wander the room and play with her toys...big mistake , she destroyed my room. How on earth to i let her know the crate is okay? And when lefted alone? I feed her in the crate, she has toys in the crate and she is perfectly fine being in the crate when im home but the moment she is alone shes crazy !

You JUST got her. How long have you had her? Everything she knows has been completely changed and it's really stressful for them. There is usually a pretty lengthy transition period for them to chill out and start learning about life again.

I would recommend Crate Games (they're a DVD set). Work on building a bond with her. Work on helping her feel secure in her new home and in her new life.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-13-2014, 02:35 AM
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Hi!
My gsd recscue has severe separation anxiety. I've tried crating (she destroyed 2 and even tore through the carpet and floor board). I've tried leaving her out but she destroyed the furniture. The only things I've found helpful are:
1) giant kennel (5ft by 5ft with roof) she can't escape or destroy.
2) dog pheromone diffuser (plug in)
3) lots if exercise prior to crating
4) daycare

I'm still struggling with this as well I hope this helps
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