we took in a GSD last yr at around 5 months. she came from a litter living on a farm, the mammy was 10! the reason i took her was cos the farmer couldnt get get rid of most of them and was going to drown.
Anyways since we got her she has always cried, i do know that they can be a very vocal dog but suzie crys const. i dont mind during the day we ignore her and she is getting better. the biggest prob is her crying from half 6 in the morning. this wasnt such a big prob when we lived in the country but now we live in town neighbours are complaing. i hate outside dogs as i think they should be inside and all my dogs are. suzie hates been inside always has since the day we got her, shes paces and gets herself into a state if she is inside to long, saying that she is getting better she will now come into the kitchen and will settle for awhile. because of this she sleeps out at night, we have tried her in, have had 2 trainers with her, both diff advise.
we did think when winter came she would sleep longer but no half 6 on the dot she starts. its like she has a alarm clock inside her. now her crying is so loud that neighbours in the next estate can hear her. on advise we were told by first trainer to ignore her the second said to shout at her as you can see 2 different advise we have done both but nothing helps. if we get up and let her in she grand for 15 mins or so then wants to get back out, she will get out and start again. if we let the others out to her again maybe grand for half an hr then she will start and the others will start as well, as they want to get in.
she is walked twice sometimes 3 times aday, both on lead and off. she swims we also put some mental training in as well but nothing works. we have also keep her in but come 2, 3 oclock she just wants out and then half 6 she starts again.
can anyone help as only living here few weeks and we are hated. no way am i getting rid of her as apart from this she is a great girl. if i have rambled im sorry as i thought of more i kept adding.
just to ad, as ive said i hate outside dogs and would love her to sleep in, at the moment she is sleeping outside in a shed we bought, we have it insulated, heating put in, that cost me a fortune, beds toys. its not cold as we have constant heat but not to hot, have a temp gauge to keep check of temp.
also we would love a lie in, havent had one since we got her