Leaving one alone - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-16-2014, 11:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 79
Default Leaving one alone

I have 2 dogs. One is a purebred working GSD, and the other is a GS/husky? mix. The GSD (Sammy) as a working dog can come with me everywhere.. The other guy (Chief) cannot.

I don't like to leave him at home alone all day (I feel bad) but I can't take him all the places I go in a day.

Thoughts? He's part husky so he likes his alone time, but I still don't like leaving him all day.

Do y'all think it will become problematic with him becoming jealous of the other one?
Rocket is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-16-2014, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
DJEtzel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Posts: 5,089
Default

What work does the GSD do that allows him to come everywhere with you?

I don't think that dogs sense jealousy the way that we do, but making sure that you give the other dog plenty of attention and one-on-one time with you when you are home is a great idea. Have you thought about maybe trying new dog sport with the dog that is left out a lot, to give him something fun to do with you?
__________________
Danielle, owner of...
Fraggle Rock Collars & ...
Fraggle Vom Richcreek CGC CA
Red Dog's Reconnaissance Man CGC CL1-R CL1-H CL1-F CL1-S USJ
General Patton Vom Winter Storm
DJEtzel is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-16-2014, 12:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Maxil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Posts: 257
Default

why don't you take him with you then? Train him as you trained the other one if you feel so bad for him.

though leaving him alone won't harm him, he should depend on him self , same for the other one, I feel the same for my puppy when I leave her alone but my dad says no, and when I come back she rushes and starts licking me like a maniac.

anyways its ok to leave him at home he won't die or get mad at you when you come back.
__________________
RIP , Lexy 18/2/2014-1/5/2014 (parvo victim)

"Vicky" 11/4/2014 (how to live without her?)
Maxil is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-16-2014, 02:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Lilie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: South Texas
Posts: 11,628
Default

Dogs don't get jealous. They get territorial. With some dogs, when you return to the house, the dog that was left behind might try to establish it's dominance over the returning dog. It may appear that it's because they are jealous, but it's not.
__________________
Hondo Von Dopplet L Bauernhof "Hondo"- GSD
Lilie's Tug McGraw "Tug" - Golden Retriever
Maggie - Mini Dachshund (Rescue)
Lonestar Pivo - Texas Blue Lacy
Ashe - Barn Cat
Katie / APHA
Lilie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-16-2014, 03:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Shade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 7,085
Default

Both of my dogs get together time and one on one. When I take Jazzy to the groomer's I leave Delgado at home, when I take Delgado out for a training session I leave Jazzy at home for example. Both get equal attention and fun things special to them and I don't see resentment from either dog

If you do leave one home I would just make sure they have something special for them as well
__________________
Shanna

My Pack:

Jasmine - Female Miniature Poodle - born Aug 15, 2010
Loker Delgado Von Stalworth - Male GSD - born Jan 26, 2012
Koda & Zazu - 5 year old male cats
Alex - Male Cocker Spaniel (rescue) - RIP Cuddlebug 2007-2010
Shade is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-16-2014, 11:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 79
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DJEtzel View Post
What work does the GSD do that allows him to come everywhere with you?
He's my service dog. (sensitive topic, but I'm a disabled vet from the Military, I hope that's not too vague for y'all.)

Anyway, I usually take them both almost everywhere, but Sammy is legally permitted EVERYWHERE, but Chief is only allowed where dogs are permitted.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxil View Post
why don't you take him with you then? Train him as you trained the other one if you feel so bad for him.
I could train Chief to do the same thing, but I don't really like drawing unnecessary attention to the fact that I get to have my dog everywhere, and 2 dogs would be added attention or stares.

Last edited by Rocket; 06-16-2014 at 11:27 PM.
Rocket is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:57 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum