Hello from Atlanta!
Hey everybody! I just thought I would go ahead and introduce myself. My name is Sarah and I'm a college student in GA. I'm 3 weeks out from picking up my first GSD and I am so excited. There are three dark sable boys I can pick from but it's so hard to choose! I think I uploaded a picture or two but I'm not sure! lol I haven't raised a puppy since we got my 14 year old cocker spaniel so this is going to be a crazy adventure for me!
I decided on the breed because of how loyal they are and I fell in love with one that belongs to a friend of mine. I have spent the last 6 months researching and preparing for a high drive puppy but I still feel like I am SO unprepared! I've spent about a month checking out just about every board and post here in the forums just to be prepared for what I'm about to get myself in to. I've heard great things about how they are incredibly adaptive especially for a large breed which I'm hoping will work great for an apartment. He will have a medium sized mutt and a 8 month old cat to help shape him and hopefully be good influences.
I had been making a list of puppy names since I decided to commit to the addition but because of a recent loss of a family member, the list went out the window and he will be named in her honor. His name will be August!
Based on recommendations I've seen, I have already scheduled all my vet visits as well as obedience puppy classes and have checked out the agility scene in my area.
I just wanted to go ahead and introduce myself and make a few friends and connections so I'm prepared for the little tornado that's about to be in my life!
Also, if you have advice on traveling 7 hours home with a new puppy, that would be greatly appreciated!