I've written previous posts on here regarding the continuous behavior problems with our now 1 year old, female GSD. At 4 months old, her previous owner surrendered her to us. Since the day we got her, she's been wild. We've had numerous GSD, but she's a whole different game. She recently spent 6 weeks at a reputable boarding and training program (mostly for aggression toward other dogs) and did great. She learned a lot and did really well with the other dogs there. The trainer concluded that her aggression toward other dogs mostly stemmed from fear/being unsure. The minute we arrived to pick her up, she began typical behaviors that were a problem (jumping on me, etc.). Her behavior was much better than before the training right after we returned home and began making the new rules/boundaries clear, but she has gradually regressed. She is an extremely sweet dog. She's so loving, but it seems that she can never fully relax which drives the whole house crazy. She wakes us and the other dogs up every morning stirring around in her crate. She acts like a total fool howling and barking when she's put in her crate before we leave the house and when we return home. She goes nuts when someone knocks on the door. Those are just a few of the manners/behavior issues we're dealing with. When she "plays" with the other dogs now, she's constantly pushing her limits until the older girls won't deal with her crap anymore. I honestly feel that our 3 year old GSD is just completely fed up. I'll be honest, I've been in tears over the stress of dealing with her in recent weeks. I love her so much, but she's a 24/7 job and the most difficult of all 4 of our dogs which range in age from 12 weeks to 9 years old. I keep hoping that this is just part of her adolescent phase and she'll become more calm, but I'm beginning to think this is just how she is. My husband and I are both home most of the time so she gets plenty of obedience training and exercise every day. We use both negative and positive reinforcement for her training. We've recently been adding in more crate time with her crate in the family room since that does seem to help her remain in chill mode for longer. What now? She was spayed almost 1 week ago, and since then we've constantly been discussing what our next steps should be with her. She acts like a totally different dog around other people (fearful/nervous but calm). Is it me? Her age? Is she just so anxious that she can't relax? We REALLY don't want to re-home her, and I'm not sure either of us could ever go through with it even if that's what we decided to do, but I'm beginning to wonder if she would be happier in a household with no kids or other pets where she could be the center of attention without depriving the others. We just don't know what else to do at this point... Help!