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NancyJ 12-12-2012 04:20 PM

when did it happen
When did he go from being a devilish puppy who wanted to nip my nose and jump in my face to being a dog who will lovingly sit and gaze into my eyes with his deep brown eyes and sit ever so still when I stroke his cheeks?

I am not sure when it happened but today, at 17 months, I realize how fundamentally different things are. Oh he is still full of himself but......

Cassidy's Mom 12-12-2012 04:32 PM

Sounds like Halo, lol! Whenever it happened, it's a nice change, isn't it? :)

NancyJ 12-12-2012 04:37 PM

Yes, it sure is! He gazes into me more than any dog I have had before if that makes sense. Cyra would look right through me. Grim would avert his eyes but Beau has visually connected since day 1 but, wow!

Kyleigh 12-12-2012 05:46 PM

AWWW ... reminds me of when Ky hit that stage (not that long ago)

I miss those hilarious puppy moments, but am also glad that we have moved on to the next phase of life ... a bit more maturity, and less "in your face"

Ken Clean-Air System 12-12-2012 05:48 PM

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I'm still waiting for that transformation to happen with Jazz, who is currently 13 months. She's part of the way there and has been for quite a while. She can be very affectionate and sweet. She'll sit still and maintain eye contact, trade kisses and bask in the affection and attention, but she still has that crazy excitable puppy side too. When she knows we are going out to play, when she hasn't seen me all day and I walk in the door or let her out of her crate she's still a crazy nut ... jumping, nose nibbling, you name the excited puppy behavior, it's still there.

She's getting better and is starting to learn a bit more control, but we're not quite there yet. Still, I have a feeling that relatively soon she'll have grown out of it ... and I also have a feeling that when she does I'm going to miss it a little bit. :)

Sunflowers 12-12-2012 05:55 PM

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That began to happen here about three weeks ago.:wub:

AnandAcharya 12-12-2012 06:07 PM

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Oh so it does actually happen right? :laugh: Aston's my 8 month old GSD but I'm starting to think he's got some Tasmanian devil in him. There are days when his behavior is funny but there are other days when I wonder if I'm actually cut out for being a dog owner.

NorCalGSD 12-12-2012 06:29 PM

Buddy is 4 months old and will do it for a little bit, then he runs off and reminds me that he's only 4months old

Scarlettsmom 12-12-2012 08:04 PM

It does happen...and then you realize that you have watched an entire program with a GSD draped across you. Sometimes that puppy appears, usually when we are trying to do something important, but most times, our adult, calm, loving GSD is content to hang out with us and behave...*most* times...:)

wolfy dog 12-12-2012 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by jocoyn (Post 2653785)
I am not sure when it happened but today, at 17 months, I realize how fundamentally different things are. Oh he is still full of himself but......

OK, WD, 7 more months before I can compliment you. Time flies and that crazy puppy stage is behind us already, thank goodness.
Which makes me wonder why we love our (GSD) puppies so much; is it just their cuteness or more?
I know that when he is older I'll be looking for a sister for him; oh no!!!

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