Trusting them together or not?
Hello as you all can see I haven't been around much well I did to as about the shock collar which I am still learning to use but anyways I have a situation with not only my gsd it's I think both my lab and Luna my gsd. I don't know if I can trust them away from their crates we both have made the mistake of crating the dogs when not home and usually that is eight hours we havenOnyx black lab 3 yrs and Luna gsd 7 months. Her pooping has been corrected, her peering still iffy she still pees in the crates diseases check so I have no other way of knowing what to do.
This is why I am afraid to trust her outside the crate....as for them both well male is neuter so they should eventually work together but we have tried Onyx tries to dominate her and she doesn't wish to be dominate Imam afraid she will turn against him sooner than later. As far as un crating him that is highly unlikely because he is 3 his brain functions like a baby.
There has to be a way we can trust them enough to only use the crates for storage can anyone help me.
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We all crate our dogs when we aren't home, it's the best way to assure their safety.
And I only STOP using the crates if I can trust the dogs uncrated. So if I'm worried about their behavior when I'm not home, then I just continue to use the crates. If it's forever, then it's forever.
As far as housebreaking, it's not just using the crate, it's what you are TEACHING when they leave the crate to go outside. You must be there with them. You must PRAISE clearly when they squat outside. I know I use words like 'go peepee' and 'go poopoo' until they go and then praise.
They must be taken out frequently. They must be praised each and everytime you DO take them for a walk and they 'go' (good peepee, good poopoo).
If we read up on crate training. If we are consistant and follow the directions. Then our dogs all learn.
As far as the dogs getting along, your GSD is still young and you may be seeing inappropriate over the top 'play' behavior rather than aggression. Not that your Lab should have to put up with it. But YOU playing with the GSD. And YOU training the GSD. And YOU walking the GSD. And YOU exercising the GSD to wear it out. And YOU working on engagement, socialization, play and bonding ........... if YOU do all the work you need to with the GSD then she will learn to look to you, play with you and leave your Lab alone.
You working on this ----> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...s-puppies.html
Raising a puppy is alot of work. I personally found raising a GSD puppy WAY HARDER than the yellow Labrador Retriever that was my first puppy. So I had to learn more, get more help, exercise, train, engage and be smarter.
You aren't crazy, you are in the midst of puppy behavior that is why I hardly EVER recommend a GSD to people that ask me about my dogs!
I work at home all but one day a week.When I'm not home, Raina is crated for her safety. I know she is comfortable and safe and I don't worry about her. When I get home, put stuff away, and let her out she is happy to see me and we have a good time. Crating for day while working is not a bad thing. If you have more than one and have to crate and rotate then do it. I keep a gate up to protect the cats even when I am home because that is one prey drive I have not beaten yet so Raina gets gated into the room that I am working. For her it's either crate or gate unless she is outside or I am home alone and can shut the cat room door for some free time in the house. She has no problems with it. For Pyrate's last year I had to pretty much keep them apart as Raina seemed to focus on his limping and odd gait, like she knew he was getting weaker. They could only be together supervised because I was afraid she might hurt him.
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