Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Newport Beach,CA
My dog lazy sits
Hi everyone! I have a GSD named Ziggy who Just turned 7 months on October 21, 2012. Anyway, I noticed lately that he has been "lazy sitting". However, when it comes to doing training sessions, he sits properly and sometimes lazy sits. He currently weighs 83 lbs and I don't feed him too much. I give him 1.5- 2 cups in the morning and another 1.5-2 at night. So can his weight and the way he sits be early signs of HD? Also, about a month ago I bought a penny skateboard, so I used to skateboard beside him and he would run. We would usually do this for about a half hour to 45 minutes and maybe on occasion for an hour. I stopped doing this and I walk him every other day for about 20-30 minutes. Could he just be confortable sitting this way?? Also, when I scratch the end of his spine toward the middle section to the end where the tail meets the hips. He pounds his feet to the floor (like tapping it really fast) and kind of squats or even goes into a full on sit! Thanks in advance!
P.S. when I would skateboard with him, I only did it for about a month (not everyday maybe about 3-4 days a week). So could that have caused alot of damage to Ziggy? Or would his weight be an issue? I can feel his ribs and slightly see his waist. His chest is chearly defined and you can see it slope into his stomach/belly area.
Lastly, how narrow do people mean the hind legs are when the dog has HD?
THANKS SO MUCH !!! CHEERS