Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
I think you should focus on one breed, maybe do more research. A Husky and a GSD are *very* different, almost can't think of two more different dogs as far as temperament and training style. Buy the dog that fits your lifestyle, not just based on availability and price.
If the dog in the photos is lazy, that is individual to that dog. My first GSD I got when she was 3.5 years old. She was not lazy nor hard to train. In fact we started training the same week I got her. I put 12 different titles on her and we trained an competed in rally obedience, SDA obedience, agility, pet therapy, and I also showed her in conformation for fun. If a dog doesn't listen to you, it has nothing to do with the dog's age. I've owned or fostered and trained dogs from 7 weeks old to one that I got for free off an online ad when he was 11 years old. In fact a lot of the training I do I can't do with a puppy, they are too young. The puppy in my photo is 5 months old and I have to wait another year to really start training him in flyball, agility, and Schutzhund. He is not physically or mentally developed.