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The whole 'lock her up' thing is a bad attitude.
Try to change your mindset to the crate being a good thing, a safe place, and a place she can relax.
She's just a baby about to be a teenager- and she will not be mature and totally trustworthy for at least another year (if you do work with her more then a hit and a miss) and maybe 2 more years if she isn't given parameters. Dogs do this sort of misbehavior to get attention, to entertain themselves and because they CAN. I'd never leave a 9 mo unsupervised ever- they can get into too much.
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