Hi! I'm Julieanne, the new owner of a female black and tan shepherd mix puppy named Sandia. I'm excited to be a part of the this community. Sandia became a part of my family June 30, 2008. She's only 3 months old and a wonderful ball of energy and love. So far she tentatively obeys Sit and Stand. She's gotten the picture to relieve herself on the potty pads on a fairly regular basis if she's not outside. I have tried using the crate but she's barks up a storm if I'm in the house and she's in the crate. She seems afraid of being in there when I try to put her in. I've tried treats and chew toys to entice her but it hasn't worked in the last 24 hours. I'm not the greatest at training so any advice I can get is greatly appreciated.