Other Threads You May Find Helpful The Forum RecommendsHow Long Can A Dog Be Left In A Crate I have a 5 and a half month old lab named Lily. Love her to death. Except she's the devil. I'm 19 and have had a dog my whole life, a chessie named sunshine who was the worlds sweetest dog anyone could ask for. She was smart, obedient and most of all very loving. I thought my family could use another pal so I went and I found a batch of new pups and picked out the yellow girl out of a litter of 9. And after 5 months. My family is pretty much fed up with her. She bites, attacks, barks, and intentionally disobeys commands. Her biggest problem is the biting. She doesn't just bite, she attacks. Is it sad to say after almost 6 months of seeing this pup I have not once sat down after getting home from work or school and have had her on my lap to pet? Or just sit down and pet her. She is nasty. Whenever you try to stick a hand near her to just pet her she snaps at it and tries to bite it. And after you've done that the game is on. She'll chase you and bite your shorts and anything she can. But the weirdest thing of all of it is that IT IS ONLY AT HOME OR IN OUR YARD. When I take her for walks or bring her out swimming or in public or to my girlfriends house to play with other dogs, she never bites me at all. Or anyone. After a day of swimming I rode home in the back of my friends truck and she layed on top of me so tired and sweet and she had a blast. But the second I got her out of the car at home the game was on, biting me and attacking and barking. And she is very smart and knows commands, but only when food is in front of her. But other than that she doesn't listen. She just keeps attacking. It's hard to put her leash on even. She lays on her back biting at me until I get it on, then proceeds to but the leash, even when walking. She has to have the leash in her mouth. If not she'll jump and grab it and lay down biting at it. And I hope you know these attacks get very crazy, because this is normal for a 8 week old pup, but for one that almost 6 months!? My friends dont even want to come over anymore because she attacks them whenever she is out of her crate. Which leaves me to the point of crate time. And yes I must say she's in there a awfully long time. We put her to bed at 10 pm and she doesn't bark. She'll start around 4am but I wait to feed her until and let her pee until 5am. Then we put her back. My mom takes her out around 7 again to pee and poop. I take her out around 10 to pee and do a little excersise. Depending on the day if I'm home or not she'll come out more. But then we usually take her out around 5:30 to play then feed her at 6:30. We put her on a runner outside until 8ish the play until 9 then take her for a little walk and sniff around then she goes to bed. It is a lot of crate time but it's really hard to change since nobody is home. And with school coming back it's going to be harder. We would let sunshine walk around the house so we weren't really concerned but with the way lily is we have to keep her in the crate. Please don't say give her away because of this either. This brings us to all the other things. With her biting and attitude it's so hard to train her. I try to get her to learn heel but she'll just lay down and bite at me. WHENEVER I TRY TO TOUCH HER SHE BITES ME. SAME WITH ANYONE WHILE AT MY HOUSE. ALWAYS. My goal was for her to be a off leash dog but she became stubborn along the line and ran away from me into the road so that stopped. I'm afraid to take her off of the leash in the yard anymore because when she grabs something she shouldn't (same with inside) she sprints away and plays keep away. And she won't come when called. I've tried running away but she runs close to me but never to me. She's smart. It takes forever to catch her and one day I'm afraid she'll get hit by a car or something. A few other problems are jumping. She'll jump to kiss people when out of the house, and if that weren't acceptable at home she jumps on us to try to bite us. All the time. And when outside or inside when I call her to come over some times she will just sit there and look at me, or she'll find something else and go sniff and ignore me. She also won't fetch great. Sometimes she'll get distracted or run off, and sometimes she decides she doesn't wanna play and the game of keep away is on. The only time she actually brings it back if if I have a treat, and that is very annoying and even sometimes she doesn't care and won't bring the ball back and runs off anyway. One last thing she hates going in her crate and barks all the time when in her crate. She tries to avoid being in it at whatever cost. I am at wits end with her. She drives me nuts. I know she needs more excersise but even days when I burn her out all the biting and everything still happens. I don't know how to fix any of these and I'm so depressed and scared. Please help me with this torture. Ps I did just buy an electric collar so that should be in within a week or so.