Join Date: May 2000
Location: Old Lyme, CT USA
I've had gsd's my entire life, I don't claim to be an expert but I'll tell you from my experiences, and I've had up to 4 at one time.
When I bring in a puppy, I never keep the adult dog(s) away from that puppy. Introductions, and supervision. A puppy is NEVER left alone with the adult dog(s), and honestly, I've never had an issue.
Puppies can be a pain in the butt to older dogs, with mine, I've always found my older ones to be good teachers and fair correctors when the situation was warranted.
If I felt the puppy was being unfair, and a REAL pain in the butt, and wasn't being corrected, I step in and stop the fun.
I've never had issues with , as I said having 4 adult gsd's living together , when they were old enough to be trusted, all my dogs are loose in the house when I'm not here, have never come home to a blood bath..
Certainly not saying the above scenerio works for everyone, just my experience.
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