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Old 09-09-2012, 03:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I rescued a one year old, female German Shepherd about a month ago. When we first got her I admit, she took up to me very quickly. She was very aggressive, not to me or my one and two year old cousins but to anyone else who stepped foot in our yard. She was abused and starved. Well, I worked with her and now she is so friendly. During the day she is absolutely so nice to anyone who comes in our yard, I mean anyone! However, when dark falls she won't allow anyone in our yard. For example, she watched my mom leave one night and when she began to approach the gate my shepherd stood and the gate growling. That was around when we first got her though. She has chilled down a lot. The other day there was two men walking down the road hollering and each other and one had a board chasing the other one with. My shepherd's ears immediately arose and she took off to the fence barking. She won't hardly allow any animal around me unless it's the dogs in my yard. She never barks at anything, unless it's dark. Is she being protective? I worry about her sometimes, because she doesn't seem to act like a shepherd. She isn't so eager to please. I believe they have hit her in the head and damaged her brain. The vet will know more though when I take her. Anyways, is my shepherd being protective? & ANY tips would be greatly appreciated! Also, I walk her everyday trying to socialize her because all they did was chain her up.
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Your thread is in the Poll forum, so I've notified the moderator to move it to a Behavior forum, where it will get more responses.
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Old 02-19-2015, 04:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Can I bring home a german Shepherd puppy which is 7 weeks.Pl respond. is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
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8 weeks is better.
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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justin, certainly not an expert, but maybe its time to start training with a trainer and let that person evaluate the situation.
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Old 02-19-2015, 07:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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hunter did you notice that Justin's post is OVER two years old?
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