German Shepherd Dog Forums - View Single Post - Tell us something you normally wouldn't
View Single Post
post #7 of (permalink) Old 09-01-2014, 01:33 AM
Elite Member
HarleyTheGSD's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,302
When I got my first GSD (Harley), sadly, I didn't have this amazing forum to look to for help.
I got him at four months old from a BYB. I knew nothing about choosing a puppy. I didn't know anything about reputable breeders. He was not socialized at all. Poor boy was terrified of me.
We were inseparable after the first day together, but it took him a few weeks to warm up to my family. He would run to his crate, completely petrified with fear. The thing is, I realize now that I've raised him the wrong way. If I knew then what I know now, he would probably be a much more confident dog. I've honestly ruined him. I hate knowing that. I can't undo the past, but I can use what I've learned to keep him happy.
Lesson learned.


Varick vom Haus Jeffery
Dark Sable, intact male
DDR/West German Show Lines
HarleyTheGSD is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome