Great Dane Question

I have a 6 month old Great Dane that will howl, bark, cry, & scream when she is in her crate as...

I have a 6 month old Great Dane that will howl, bark, cry, & scream when she is in her crate as soon as she can no longer see me. She will continue for an hour sometimes if she can hear that I'm home, but will stop after a few minutes if I have left the house. She doesn't seem to have a problem with her crate, I will find her laying in there on her own and has no problem "going to bed" when told. She has not always acted like this and it just seems to be getting worse. Its getting ridiculous, i'm afraid the neighbors will have us evicted. I love her to death but she's driving me crazy! Any suggestions?

    In Great Dane - Asked by Anonymous - 7/12/2012 8:31:44 AM
Try giving your Great Dane toys. Like a Kong. You can put treats in those or peanut butter, and that will keep them busy for quite a while. Also try letting her stay out with your home. And make sure she is worn out by walking her and playing in the backyard if you can so when you do put her in the crate she'll be tired and will sleep
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/12/2012 3:14:30 PM

I have 2 7-month old great danes (males so may be a little bit different story) and from experience and what I have read they can start to get clingy as you are the pack leader and they always want to be near you whenever they know you are around. Mine will follow me around like I'm the Pied Piper and get whiny sometimes even when I go to the bathroom. With patience and time you can work on leaving her alone with treats/chew toys/etc. Try being in the same room, then in same room but far away, then being in adjacent room, etc. Also plenty of socialization so she knows you are not the only person in her world. I think it's just something you have to work on. Having 2 helps there (being left alone) but brings other challenges (brainstorming together about what kind of trouble they can silently get in!).
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/8/2012 10:25:50 PM