Nikko is by far one of the best behaved 5 month olds. No potty issues, knows his commands, has yet to tear apart anything (hope I did not jinx myself), left outside of crate at night with no issues, and has no issues with separation. He is great with people as he has been socialized with tons of different people of different races, sizes, shapes ect ect. The problem is that he is timid of other dogs. Once he warms up to them he still wants nothing to do with them.
My breeder has doggy get togethers at their place and while all the other dogs played and ran with each other, Nikko just sat back and watched. Never got involved even though I was completely ignoring him (breeder was thinking perhaps he was trying to cling to me). But even with me on one side of the yard and him on the other, he still showed ZERO interest. Now I will say when we first got There he RAN away from every dog that tried to come near him and even yipped a few times, but we chalked it up to being due to the fact that there were almost 15 GSDs all out playing and sniffing around.
He also does not bark! He will grunt, yawn extremely loud and cry once in a blue moon so I know he is not a mute,but he just does not bark (I am sure to some that is something too good to be true, but I am just curious as to why he never barks).
I know I need to get him interacting with more dogs, but I am having a hard time finding dogs for him to socialize with. There are NO dogs in the neighborhood and the breeder is about an hour away so I can't depend on them for all of his socialization. Any suggestions? Comments? Thank you!
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