Scared, confused and worried first time dog owner! -help! - Page 2 - 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 11-28-2012, 07:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
Peter.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: West Bloomfield, MI
Posts: 116
Default

You might also want to search for a dog daycare in your area, or someone you can pay to come play with your dog during the day.. or both!

A well exercised dog will be much more relaxed and easier to work with when you're home at night.
Peter. is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-28-2012, 07:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
1sttimeforgsd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 7,267
Default

Hello and Welcome, Irene. Think of your boy Panthros like a toddler, he needs to be potty trained, bring him inside for about 1/2 hour then take him outside and tell him go potty. If he goes for you act all excited and tell him good boy and gradually expand the time that you keep him inside a little more each time untill he gets it that outside is the potty place. If he does potty in the house and you don't catch him in the act don't yell at him because it is already too late. If you catch him getting ready to potty inside tell him NO NO outside potty, and praise him if he stops and take him outside.

Our dogs want to be with us, sometimes they are referred to as velcro dogs because they are underfoot. I know it will be hard with a 2 yr old to deal with also but you and Panthro will both be better off if he is inside and can be around to bond with you more. Got any pictures to share with us, we love pictures on here?
__________________
karen, mom to:
ace-gsd (bi-color) 6/14/2010
mandy-yellow lab 1/31/2009
dixie-shep/lab 2/21/2013

baby-terrier mix (waiting at the bridge)
1sttimeforgsd is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2012, 07:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
llombardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6,756
Default

If I've learned anything about this breed during my time of owning one is that they love to be by there people. They are full of energy, they are loyal, and they can pick stuff up pretty easy. I can tell when mine gets bored because she kinda wanders around like she is lost. Obedience class is a good way to start the process of learning, socialization, and bonding. Once you figure out what the dog needs you'll be so happy and so will the dog.
__________________
Misty- Samoyed Mix
Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- German Shepherd CGC
Midnite-German Shepherd CGC
Brennan- Golden Retriever



"A dog is the only thing on this earth that loves you
more than he loves himself."
llombardo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2012, 08:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1
Default

My Blackie is a 4 year old gs.
I am retired and am home with him all day, everyday.
I live in the city so Blackie does not have the luxury to run and excercise.
He is Inside with just trips outside for doing his business.
When I leave the house to shop for approx 1-3 hours....when I return Blackie acts as though I have been gone for years.
When I leave which is infrequently he cries, barks, whimpers and wants to go with me. I feel badly, that I can not walk him as frequently as I would like, be cause of strays in the area and I am just not strong enough to control him in an emergency situation. So Blackie's walks are infrequent, Blackie does have a treadmill for excercise and toys for play and seems bored on occassion but not often.
I am a widow and Blackie is quite protective and I am very protective of Blackie.
I am also a first time dog owner.
Blackie was my fathers dog from a puppy I inherited him after my Dads death.
It seems as though you are giving your gs a kind, loving environment with a half an acre for play.
Yes, you made the right decision.
JETADT is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2012, 10:45 PM   #15 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: SOUTH TEXAS
Posts: 6
Default

Ouch! Thanx for all the tips. I will be enrolling in obedience classes with him ASAP. The reason I opted for a GS is because a couple neighbors own them around here and they keep theirs outside too. I purchased him from a breeder and she too has her 4 dogs on 1/2 acre. I really wanted an outdoor dog and I thought I had understood that being a herding dog, it was an outdoor breed. I try to make up time lost on weekends. I love my dog dearly and I'm seeking advise because of that. Thanx!


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
Panthro's mom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2012, 10:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: SOUTH TEXAS
Posts: 6
Default

Ps: I'd love to take pics of him but he doesn't sit still too long!


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
Panthro's mom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2012, 10:57 PM   #17 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: SOUTH TEXAS
Posts: 6
Default

Scared, confused and worried first time dog owner!  -help!-imageuploadedbypg-free1354161411.448852.jpgMy Panthro


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
Panthro's mom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2012, 11:13 PM   #18 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Nigel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 3,427
Default

Panthro is a cute pup!
Nigel 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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
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 07:16 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com