Just adopted a stray 10mo GSD
Sort of wondering what to expect. I currently have a 9yr old terrier. They did have a "meet" to make sure they got along. There was no biting, but he kept trying to play with her and is already like 3 times her size.
Should I buy a crate for him to sleep in at night? I usually let my dog just sleep on my couch, but would that be an issue if he was in a crate and saw the other dog wandering around? I don't have an issue with him sleeping wherever, but wondering if a controlled lifestyle would be easier on him?
What type of food should I buy and what type of toys would he enjoy? I know they are a smart breed, so will definitely be working on tricks with him. And when would I be able to take him to a dog beach/park? And how about hiking? How old should he be before I start trying to take him on hikes? (Small hikes first obviously to make sure he's ok with it)
Thanks for any help!