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Old 02-21-2013, 12:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Will this dog be able to be trained and get used to other dogs?
I'm just worried she might act out and take off.
Is one year to old for her to learn to calm and nice?

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Pure bred German Shepard one year old female needs new home not fixed come with some supplies potty trained listens ok but gets really excited when the leash comes out is not good with other dogs
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you already have another dog, is that what worries you? The ad says, "not good with other dogs" but maybe the owner is assuming so because she's reactive. Hard to say.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I dont have a dog. But the people I visit and hang out with do have dogs.
Is that somthing that can be fixed?
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Possibly, it depends on what the problem is. Could you find a trainer or behaviorist to come visit the dog with you? A trained eye could be invaluable

Or you could take the dog and sign up for classes or private lessons and work on the issue. I don't believe there's a cutoff age for learning
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If she truly is dog aggressive, would you need to bring her with you when you visit your friends that have dogs?
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No, I would just like to bring the dog with me most places I go.
I have a 4 year old son, So it she is Aggressive and I cant fix that, i would have to give her up.



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It's impossible to say, really. Her owners might not understand why she's barking and jumping at other dogs when she's out on a walk (they already said she's overexcited when the leash comes out) or they might know something - like she's attacked another dog in their home, and that's why they need to find her a new one. But in this scenario, it could be that the other dog in the home is another female, so it could be just a female/female thing. You need more information about her.
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