Have to share a bragg about my boy - I took him downtown with me today (Chicago) and he did phenomenal, like last time. Just nothing phases this guy! We're standing at a busy intersection on Lake Shore Drive, cars ZOOMING right past us, buses etc, and he isnt even phased. He was more interested in how to get those seagulls and ducks from Lake Michigan...
We went to Navy Pier as well, and there were people on segways, bikes, those multiple person bikes, and not to mention people EVERYWHERE, kids, bums, dogs, speed boats, yachts,..first time i've seen my guy act truly aloof, yet tolerant of strange people who did approach him. Exactly what a GSD is supposed to be like. Some bum tried to pet him, and was whistling, calling out to him, and Berlin completely ignored the guy. BUT, this family and some kids came over to say hi (of course, they had to see the WOLF that was at Navy Pier
) and he is so tolerant of strange kids petting him and coddling over him, he just plopped down and let them pet him. I love owning a dog - especially a GSD - that can go with me to a BUSY place, with lots of strange people and kids and tourists, and be a really good ambassador for this breed. I am glad children arent scared to say hi to him, and super glad he loves children - and will tolerate strange kids, and people always coddling over him...cause he gets a lot of attention!
He did great - I really enjoy owning a dog that can go ANYWHERE with me. He walked calmly beside me the entire day, and didnt pay much attention to any of the people, and he was just on his best behavior. Really proud of him.
I guess I can say, maybe, I raised him well, and all that hard work has paid off.