So you want Rocky to exhibit the same behavior as the Dalmatian..correct?
The Dalmatian was a jerk! Absolutely NOT.
I want Rocky to be gentleman
. Well socialized, confident, loyal, courageous and all that jazz. All the good things that I've read so much about the GSD that led me to bring this dog into my family's life.
However, when a gentleman is a disrespected, he should also know when to smack jerks in the face and give them what they deserve.
My question to all the more experienced owner is if these GSDs will develop courage and confidence through time. I'm sure it will but will be a dramatic evolution, or will genes be the more dramatic effect?