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Old 05-05-2011, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What does he do? I'm curious, because I scruff dogs at work all the time to control them if they get loose, and most react fine. Some may try to bite if they're afraid, but...

I was at the park the other day and I scruffed Frag on the teeter. He wasn't wearing a collar and he was loosing balance, so I scruffed him to hold him up and guide him off. When I did scruff him, he let out a massive yelp. He's done it the few times before when I've had to scruff him as well (never roughly, just for some control when he's not wearing a collar) and I never thought about it before, but I've never met another dog to yelp when I did it or care much at all for that matter.

It kind of made me realize/think about how bad his allergies may be. That I may be hurting him, severely, by touching him. It wasn't a good feeling, nonetheless.

But, I was also wondering if maybe since GSDs are just really whiney and sensitive that he was overreacting (even though he's been handled and manipulated by us since he was a puppy) if someone else's dog has acted this way as well.

So I'm curious.
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I'm convinced GSDs are just yelpers.
At first I was really concerned that there might be something under his fur that hurts, or some other medical reason... Nope... Just whiney I think.
This morning Jax screamed because Sadie walked under his legs from his head to his tail... I think her collar may have gotten caught on "something" but he screamed so loud it sounded like she broke his leg.
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I'm convinced GSDs are just yelpers.
At first I was really concerned that there might be something under his fur that hurts, or some other medical reason... Nope... Just whiney I think.
This morning Jax screamed because Sadie walked under his legs from his head to his tail... I think her collar may have gotten caught on "something" but he screamed so loud it sounded like she broke his leg.
hahaha oh my gosh that's hilarious typical boy/gsd response Stoli will immediately start yelping or whining when I hide his ball from him...it sounds like I just killed his best friend sometimes lol
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My dog lays on the ground when I scruff him, but he's never made a noise or shown any indication of pain.
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My dog lays on the ground when I scruff him, but he's never made a noise or shown any indication of pain.
same here Frank just lays down and waites
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IF I do that to Titon (which is rare unless he's being a complete butthead) then he'll scream like I'm ripping his entire fur out of his back and then lays down thinking he's going to die any second.
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A lot of the shepherds at work are overly dramatic about it, scream or yelp about it. We don't scruff often, its just if we have to grab a dog that doesn't have a collar on, not hard, not for punishment, just to get a hold of them to put a slip lead on them or something. I think the gsds might just be more emotionally sensitive to any kind of perceived punishment maybe?
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I had to scruff Sasha last night (She slipped her collar trying to avoid being crated) and surprisingly she didn't do anything...well....other than continue to act like a fool lol! I was surprised because she's kinda a baby about everything. haha
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my girls, never did anything, more or less just 'stop'...The boyz,,oh gosh, drama queens, sounded like you were killing them
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IF I do that to Titon (which is rare unless he's being a complete butthead) then he'll scream like I'm ripping his entire fur out of his back and then lays down thinking he's going to die any second.
HAHA...Schindler did this the ONE time my husband scruffed him. He threw himself on the ground and proceeded to roll over and flail himself around and cry...you would have thought he was going to die. He didnt want much to do with my husband for about a day. I yelled at my husband thinking he really hurt him then I realized that I just have a drama king. Never again have we scruffed him.
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