I'm writing this for my parents they need some advice on there German Sheperd. Gabrielle is now 9 months old and all of a sudden the past 3-4 weeks she is now whining excessivly. She never did this until a few weeks ago we had our neighbors cutting down trees for about a weeks for 12 hours aday constant noise. As soon as they started that she was whining and carrying on. Before that happened the only time she tried was when she wanted outside to go potty. Well now since those ppl who came out to cut trees, she doesn't even want outside, and when she has to go potty she won't go at all she'll hold it making her cry constantly all day long because now she scared to go outside. Somedays, she acts fine and she'll go outside without whining or anything, but most of the time she's constantly crying pacing the floors, because she has to go but she don't want to go outside. How do you get her use to noises? She was fine untill those people came cutting down trees the loud noises absolutely changed her, she's pacing all the time and whining. We've had big dogs my whole life growing up I remember some of them, my parents have had great danes, saint bernards, coon hounds, and my dad had a german shepard that lived to 16 yrs old she never did any of this. We just want to know how we can train her to stop doing this, so she can go outside and go potty on her own. She use to never do this before. How do you get her use to loud noises or any noises for that matter? I take her outside and walk her for about 30 minutes a few times a day, so does my dad, but she won't go potty on a leash.