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I have a 9mo old GSD who I love so much. Training has been a struggle sometimes for us but one thing that we can not seem to get under control is the anxiety. He has separation anxiety when my SO and I are not home. I would say that it is starting to improve within the past month(I have a camera near so I can talk to him when I first leave to calm him down more). Our main thing now is that we just moved into a apartment and I can tell he is excited but also concerned considering we moved from his "original home". At night he starts to freak out when it is bed time. I keep our door closed so he doesn't wander and understands that it is bed time. We never had this big of a issue until recently. At night he will not calm down, for hours(3-6hrs) he will whine, cry, bark, pace, and pant like crazy. I tried keeping the door open and it didn't help, I laid with him, comforted him, I eventually had to put him in his crate and that was the only thing that calmed him down eventually. Since we are in a apartment now I need to be more strict on his barking and loud shepherd whines. Any tips on how to get him to calm down at night and stop barking? we have a appointment to see our vet in April. No negative comments please. Any advice helps!
 

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Can you put the crate in the bedroom? My dogs sleep right next to me at night in the same room and never cry.
We have considered it, I just want him out of his crate at night. We might to do this until he gets used to our new place. Thanks so much for the tip!
 

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Don't worry about him being in it at night if it helps or comforts him. My youngest chose to nap in her crate, it was her favorite place.
 

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I find that with GSDs, walks are not enough. Walks (only) for 1-2 days are fine... But come the next day my GSD tends to get restless around my place which is not so big. They need to run for at least 15-20 mins per day. Perhaps you can try playing fetch with your dog. A tired dog is a happy dog
 
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