(Sigh) My older dog is resource guarding my GSD pup - Page 3 - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-12-2012, 06:18 AM   #21 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
Carriesue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Carlsbad, California
Posts: 1,717
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by llombardo View Post
This is probably a good idea. How old is Sam? Like you I was quite surprised that a golden would ever even growl...they obviously love their toys Good Luck..I'm sure it will be ok.
He is a year old... He's been doing really awesome at home lately so I have hope(as far as the resource guarding goes). My husband normally has him during the day but I've taken over with him and work in lots of obedience training during that time(I'm a housewife). I think I really have to stay on top of things with him... I don't want to use the word "dominant" but he is VERY head strong and if you give him am inch he will take a mile.

Kyleigh suggested I practice doing some obedience work with Sam and Ollie in the same room(they would both be a ways apart from each other and tethered so either one couldn't interfere) so that Sammy could hopefully see that I am the leader and in control with Ollie as well.

He obeys my commands very well, its just when it comes to other dogs is where I'm having problems. He is absolutely stellar with people though, I think he would make an outstanding therapy dog! We can't go anywhere with him without being stopped and him making even grown men fawn all over him and baby talk, lol. He is also so good with small children, I mean he absolutely adores them that it makes me feel guilty that my husband and I don't plan on having any.

He has his good points, I just have to remember that when he's making my hair turn grey.

I have also been paying a lot closer attention to his body language trying to figure out all his cues, I know one is going rigid but hopefully I'll be able to figure out more and be able to stop him before something happens from now on.

Last edited by Carriesue; 12-12-2012 at 06:27 AM.
Carriesue is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:52 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com