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Old 04-01-2013, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im here because i might be adopting a gsd. hes 14 months old. his owner is telling me that his neighbors keep complaining about the smell of dog feces.. so he decided to get rid of him for that reason. not a very good reason but if i dont adopt him i know hes going to take him to the pound.. hes a nice looking dog and not aggresive.. i might be picking him up today to see if he gets along with my wifes 5 year old Pomeranian. if they get along then its a done deal . do you guys think at 14 months his bond with his current home will affect how he is with me? or is that one of those you have to wait and see?

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Old 04-01-2013, 04:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, his "bond" with his previous owner will not matter much. It may take a little while for him to get comfortable in a new environment and if you give him both patience and time, he'll soon come around.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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At 14 months he's still a youngster. I'll say, though, at any age, a rehomed dog can bond with a new owner.

I have adopted over the several years: a 12-yr old GSD, a ~3-yr old weimaraner, an 11-month old GSD, and a 7-yr old GSD.

The last three are still with me, and I have three sets of adoring eyes focused in my direction pretty much all the time I'm with them.
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If the smell is so bad that the neighbors are complaining then I don't think the owner probably spends a lot of time with his dog. There might not be much of a bond. Even if I'm wrong I don't think you will have any trouble forming your own bond. With a little time and patience I think you will do just fine.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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congrats, good luck, and please post some pictures when you get him!
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My breeder/trainer says dogs are like the song ... Love the one you're with. He will love you just grand. Guess former owner wasn't one for poop and scoop. Sounds like this pup stayed in backyard a lot. Poor baby.


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Old 04-01-2013, 09:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thank you all

ill be picking him up either tonight or tomorrow afternoon
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Have your camera ready. We like photos


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i am sad to inform you guys that i don't think i will be able to adopt this guy.. i brought him home to see how my wife and her pom would like him.. it didn't go too well.. the pom didn't seem to like him in his territory .. my wife didn't like that he would jump on you because hes over 100 lbs and my wife is small and the scratching didn't help either.. . . i want to make it work but my wife said NO WAY... i know with enough time i can get him to be a great dog.. i know he doesn't get attention that's why he has so much energy and jumps on people. seeing people makes him super excited.. ... im going to try and convince my wife that i can make it work.. but it doesn't look good atm.. sucks

any one have any advice on how to get him to stop jumping on people?





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he's gorgeous! keep him on a tight leash when around people for now, to prevent jumping,,work on teachng him to 'sit', use treat rewards..

I would explain to your wife, this isn't going to be a 5 minute fix, she needs patience. As well as with the pom, patience is key..

Get a crate and crate train him ..good luck I hope your wife changes her mind he looks like a really nice boy who just needs some training and patience
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