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Old 01-26-2013, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Grim's weight is 58-59 lbs now. (Can't be completely accurate, as he wasn't still long enough on the scale.) Took him to Bass Pro Shop for awhile... actually a couple hours. He did really well. Got a little more control over his vocalizing, and for the most part he was quiet. He had a time looking around at everything! I did manage to get some pics, which I will post after I upload them from my phone to the photo site. He got a LOT of attention and compliments. However, unless someone specifically came up to pet him, he didn't act like there were people in the store, and it was really busy! I got him to walk over some different surfaces. I also got him to sit, down, and come in the middle of the action. I did have to put him in a sit a couple times, but after we were there for awhile, he was less likely to ignore. During the last 10 minutes there, I actually worked him without having the lead, and he did the very best he's done. I was happy that not everyone was running from him, although we did encounter a fair amount that weren't too happy to see him in the store. Over all, though, he got a lot of compliments for his looks. *I* think he's gorgeous, but it's nice to hear that others think so, too. Anyway, pics to follow! I did take them all in one spot, but during the rest of the time I was too busy thinking about how I was handling him, etc. to worry about taking pics.
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Good boy...what a difference a week makes! Look forward to photo's!
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Good news! It's funny how dogs can totally do 180's and leave us shaking our heads in their behaviours
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More pics on the thumbnail link...

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I was very impressed with him. Found a treat he'll work for. Freakin' puparoni of all things!! Whatever works... I made it out of the store with a new compound bow set up and target. Been wanting one of those for 20 years! Not to hunt with (I'm Buddhist) but just to play with. Loads of fun! My wife was wanting new hiking boots. Grim did OK with her when I handed him off to play with the bows. I was impressed with that... although by then he was really tired. He usually just throws a fit if I hand him off.
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Bass Pro! That's one of my customers, my favorite account

What a great place to take your dog, I wish there was one where I live.

You're Buddhist? How does that effect the way you raise and train your dog? He's a beautiful boy, glad you had fun together.
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Yay Grim! I love Bass pro shops LOL, don't have any out here though... I used to love going to the big Cabela's in Michigan, just fun stores to dink around in.

Ollie's catching up! Grim's got about 10lbs on him, I'll be curious to see since Ollie's half German showline if he'll outweigh Grim as adults, right now he seems a bit smaller then most males his age.

But glad you had a good trip out with your handsome little man and got a cool toy to boot!
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What a great day for both of you, he's getting so handsome.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Bass Pro! That's one of my customers, my favorite account

What a great place to take your dog, I wish there was one where I live.

You're Buddhist? How does that effect the way you raise and train your dog? He's a beautiful boy, glad you had fun together.
It only effect the way I raise him in that I do believe he's my previous shepherds. I see a bit of all of them in him. I believe we're walking this path together, that he's chosen to remain with me. I also believe he's a sentient being... the same as humans are sentient beings. As far as protection training him goes... Buddhist philosophy is a long and complicated thing. I would never hurt another being just for fun. So it really doesn't change a whole lot from your every day whatever religion dog lovers. I just see his life cycle differently. I was surprised to find my other dogs in him, but grateful that they'd not really left me after all.
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but grateful that they'd not really left me after all.
That's very comforting, I like it. I would guess that really strengthens your bond with him.
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