Hello, I posted a couple weeks ago about our new GSD who's almost 5, who was "supposed" to be crate trained, and is at night....but seems to go crazy in it during the day if I put her in it while I am out. She seems to be doing very well in her housebreaking, she'd never been in the house before we got her about a month ago. She'd always lived in a kennel. Anyways, she would "bang" into her crate, bend it, push the tray out, whatever she had to do to get out. I was so afraid of finding her hurt so I posted about that. I was told to zip tie the panels to reinforce them which was a great idea! Lately, when I leave for work, (only 6 hrs a day, 3 days a week), I have put her in our laundry room. She has water, bones to chew, toys, etc. in there. I also leave another one of our dogs in there with her to keep her company. I have been finding some damage however, just little stuff before, but today, she chewed my doorway, broke the plate on the light switch, etc. She also pulled some insulation off of the wall. She is a real sweetheart when with us, she's starting to become very protective with us too. She's a calm, laid back dog who loves long walks with my husband and i, loves chilling out with us too. She also goes to obedience classes once a week. Does this sound like separation anxiety? I'm sure maybe boredom too? Or just not wanting to be by herself? I am going to try the crate again, but it scares me to think what she will do to try to get out. I'm not sure about leaving her loose in the house while I am gone either, sometimes if I go out for an hour, I will leave her loose, she's okay but I do notice that she'll take a shoe or slipper out of a closet, a hat, just something to rearrange...Any advice would be great for a newbie to the GSD's like me. We have 2 rough coated collies who are 8 and a little pom who's 5, but I haven't experienced this yet! Thanks!