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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-28-2014, 05:07 AM
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Some GSDs are not big on being petted or handled very much, and just prefer to be near you I don't think it means she is any less bonded to you, just not physically very affectionate. Beyond basic handling she will need to learn to tolerate for things like nail clipping, brushing, vet exams, I wouldn't push it too much. My 2yo male recently became a lot less tolerant of a ton of rubbing and petting, he gets overstimulated and snaps when people pet him too much. He comes up for a quick pet, then wanders off or settles at our feet, and that's the way he likes it

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