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Shasta is soooooo dramatic! She naturally gets locked in her crate whenever she cant be supervised. BUT! i am getting a little tired of her dramatics. Seriously. You walk away from the crate and she does this very dramatic howl/bark/whining/ear splitting noise. She's apparently been learning her tantrum cues from my 3 year old daughter. because i wasnt getting enough crap from my kids when they dont get their way add the 5 month old puppy to the tantrum mix. I wish she'd just hurry up and get the message that her barking and tantrums are only getting her ignored and not getting her ANYTHING she wants. ARG!!!!! maybe i'm just more prone to being angry and annoyed because i was denied my oreo mcflurry i've been craving. i know i'll miss the cute little puppy stage but seriously right now, kinda anxious for the mature dog that comes after 2 years old hits.
 

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Strider does the same. He doesnt like to be away from me at all.
 

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Stosh just gives a big sigh and a 'humph'- like he's so disgusted and bored. Kind of like the teenage boy he is
 

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Jackson does that too....ALL THE TIME. He used to be worse, but he hit this point where it stopped getting better. I can't let Arlo out before Jackson or he makes a sound like someone is killing him!
 

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When Abby is displeased with me I get this cold
icy look from her. You guys know this look. Its a
female thing. Species is irrelevant...
 

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I am with Stosh, Jake just PLOPS himself down and lets out a huge sigh.....sometimes a dirty look!
 

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I wish it was just the "plop" and "huge sigh!" Nope. Her favorite time to do it is usually at night when she KNOWS i'm going to bed. So she wakes up the kids. Its very annoying! or when we come home before we even get in the garage we can hear her inside the house throwing a royal fit! She thinks she's royalty too! The way she acts. Darn little brat!!! They really are good at making mountains out of mole hills.
 

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No howling, whining, ear-splitting tantrums here.

She gets crated for up to 6-8 hours a day now because of the flight, however she doesn't throw any tantrums nor does she throw fits.

Very well behaved young lady when it comes to living in the apartment.

But boy is she being dramatic when we are driving to my parents and I get out the car to open the gate. Oh my god... one would think that she's going to die from being alone in the car for ten seconds. :help:
 

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Ozzy does the saaaame thing. He sounds like someone is trying to kill him. I guess that someone's me, since I'm the one who locked him up. But he only cries like that when I lock him up. Well, he doesn't really cry, he SCREAMS, and barks and yowls and yips. He went from doing it for about 20 minutes when I first got him to about 5 now, so he's getting there.... Sometimes I'll just stick him in there, leave the room for about 5 seconds, then come right back in and let him out, and that seems to help; shows him I'm not leaving him for hours.
 

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even now Shasta is throwing a fit because we're all in the livingroom and she's in the crate to stay out of trouble right now! my husband just got home from work and he's trying to breath for a minute before i have to go to work and Shasta is just losing her mind!!! They're seriously convinced we're trying to kill them with boredom. puppies.
 

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even now Shasta is throwing a fit because we're all in the livingroom and she's in the crate to stay out of trouble right now! my husband just got home from work and he's trying to breath for a minute before i have to go to work and Shasta is just losing her mind!!! They're seriously convinced we're trying to kill them with boredom. puppies.

Shasta just wants to be with her owners. it's pretty normal. is the crate in the living room with you guys? or is she alone in a different room and can hear you?
 

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Shasta just wants to be with her owners. it's pretty normal. is the crate in the living room with you guys? or is she alone in a different room and can hear you?

she's in her crate in the other room. Its the same fit she throws when she can see us though. I know she's doing it because the other dogs are out of their crates but they lay there and sleep and Shasta raids toilet paper and trash cans and she's just a brat no matter how much we wear her little butt out. She doesnt think she should be crated at all but if we dont, we lose out minds because despite teaching manners and exercising her until she drops, she always finds a way.... our livingroom isnt big enough for her crate to be in here. all the crates are by the backdoor for easier bathroom release in the mornings and when we get home.
 

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Thankfully, my Shasta is usually very good when it's crate time. She even walks in nicely on command.

I deserve this much, right?
 

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hmm, well i don't have a solution...sorry. but i can offer empathy to some degree.

Cody is 10 months and has to be crated only when we are not home. he is barking the moment he hears us, and won't stop until we let him out.

lets say we are trying to unload groceries. the options are:

-leave him crated so the grocery unloading goes easier and hear him bark the entire time
-let him out so your ears get a rest, and hope he doesn't go barrelling into the bags still on the floor. (limited counter space in our condo)

so i can relate. if we are home, he expects to be free. period. and he raises **** if we're there and he's stuck in the cage.

I'd THINK that ignoring it is best. and eventually (days, weeks, months?) they'll figure out barking gets them nowhere. we cave though, and just let him out....

good luck ::)
 

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hmm, well i don't have a solution...sorry. but i can offer empathy to some degree.

Cody is 10 months and has to be crated only when we are not home. he is barking the moment he hears us, and won't stop until we let him out.

lets say we are trying to unload groceries. the options are:

-leave him crated so the grocery unloading goes easier and hear him bark the entire time
-let him out so your ears get a rest, and hope he doesn't go barrelling into the bags still on the floor. (limited counter space in our condo)

so i can relate. if we are home, he expects to be free. period. and he raises **** if we're there and he's stuck in the cage.

I'd THINK that ignoring it is best. and eventually (days, weeks, months?) they'll figure out barking gets them nowhere. we cave though, and just let him out....

good luck ::)

i totally understand the grocery thing. but we have 3 dogs and 2 kids. so between the kids getting into the bags and the dogs.... some days id rather just listen to the barking. They're such drama queens!!! Shelby has seperation anxiety which we're working on but good lord she is so dramatic about it. She literally throws fits roilling around in the crate (muzzled otherwise she chews her way out and we cant afford that mess!!!) and she's howling and yowling and yipping and just generally losing her mind. Then like our 3 year old, wears herself out and gives up lol. but then starts up all over again 10 minutes later. Shasta on the other hand goes into her crate just fine most of the time but the minute we turn our backs she's being all dramatic. tempted to train her to be an acting dog the way she acts lol. though they definitely seem to think they constantly have us all wrapped around their paws!
 

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Sorry if I've missed this some how, but do you wear out her little butt? I love tired dogs!
 

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Sorry if I've missed this some how, but do you wear out her little butt? I love tired dogs!

her little furry butt gets worn out as much as we possibly can. She has taken to terrorizing Shelby. Shelby is a very patient girl but i think even Shasta is fraying her nerves.as far as puppies go in general, she's pretty lazy. She'd rather lay on the floor chewing on a bone or a kong and take short walks around the block. She's probably just angry with us because she's crated at night and when she thinks she should be out (like dinner time for us. Kids feed the other two. Dont want her getting the idea too). She's not reliably housetrained and probably wont be for some time and until she stops chewing on things she shouldnt like my favorite pair of shoes or stealing the bills off the table or the counter before i can pay them, she's kinda stuck in the crate until she's willing to behave better lol. She is just soooooo dramatic about it. Reminds me of those kids on TV when mom says no about something or grounds them they pull the "but mommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..." card out. She's gotten better the last couple of days but still.... drives me nuts. least i dont always get woken up by barking anymore. She's pretty chill but boy when she gets the zoomies, the sky falling wouldnt be able to stop her.
 

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Yeah I so am going through this now with my 10 week old. I get 10 minutes of whining until it ceases. I know if I HEAR WHINING LATER IT MEANS A POTTY BREAK IS NECESARY.

Its the chewing on stuff that drives me up a wall. He chewed a hole at the edge of the carpet and the tile in 15 minutes the other day while I was upstairs getting laundry together. I was so pissed!!! I put his leash under the leg of the sofa for him to stay put for that time which is fine b/c I am on the sofa and I don't let him out of my sight at that age. I need to take a picture of it. There goes some of my deposit when I move.....
 
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