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Old 12-12-2012, 05:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was playing with my two year old son today and we were getting a bit rough. My gsd bit the **** out of me when I pretended to hit my son (I was also saying arrr I'm gonna get you!). I'm kinda proud of her, and glad to know she would protect my kids, even from me if necessary, but I'm also a bit worried about this behavior. I mean, she grabbed by wrist and started shaking, it was kinda scary. Any thoughts?
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You're a new member, welcome.

I ONCE experienced this, and thought it was "cute". I will tell you that it was not as cute as I first thought, and should be discouraged.

Many other members here are more experienced and educated.

I will let them chime in to explain what took place in your situation. Not good.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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more than likely it was not protective , just the dog getting into the excitement , stimulated in a prey/play way. So -- training , rules and limitations clearly defined and for the time being -- very careful in having the dog around the two year old , who was lucky that the dog did not "play" with him, instead of you .
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I say training is a must. Take him to a trainer that uses positive reinforcement and is well known training Shepherds. Training and socolization is a must for a gsd.
R.I.P- Smokey my GSD/Husky. You are my hero, my heart, my soul and you will forever remain in my heart. You were a true companion. I love You and miss You so much. Run like the wind!!

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