I just got my GSD a little over five days now. She is 17 weeks old and much like the rest of you have described your dogs, completely attached to ME and no one else. The first night or two that we put her in the crate she did fine but last night she barked when i put her up. She is with my blue heeler in there to so its not like she is alone. Normally i would ignore her but my husband works very long hours and only gets a few hours of sleep before he heads back to work and, of course, thats the time she decides to howl. I had to take her out and lay with me so she would stay quite. I know that was not the best thing to do but with hubby trying to sleep and it below zero outside last night, it was the only option i had. When hubby when to work i put her back in there and she barked and howled for, literally, two hours. Any ideas on what is causing this all of a sudden and what i can do to stop it????