How long have you had her and do you know anything about her?
Think baby steps. I have a poorly bred dog who struggles with small things, like shut the heck up and sit still.
Example: She wants to go out but is so excited that I can't get her to be still to put a collar on. She's spinning in circles and whining like a crazy thing, with the occasional shrill bark just to help me out. I need to take a deep breathe and resist the urge to throttle her, stand still and ask for a sit. If she moves I stop. Ask for sit again. It took me three repetitions, to teach her to go to the door and sit still. Then we worked on the whining. Same process, if she makes a sound I stop.
I use sit for everything. Letting her out of her crate, she needs to sit first. Giving her food, she needs to sit. Everything.
It's the easiest command to teach, and they literally can't do much else while they are sitting. It's also a command I attach a huge reward to, because it is so useful I want it to be their default. You should find that once she understands what behavior will get her what she wants the whining will lessen, some dogs just really struggle so you may need to break it down and stop it step by step.
Last edited by Sabis mom; 10-17-2019 at 12:20 PM.