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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone, My name is Heather and I will become a first time GSD owner to an 8 week old pup tomorrow morning! Ive already named her Madison and ofcourse she is just absolutely gorgeous!
My Gramps (deceased) used to breed GSDs when I was a child and growing up there was always reasons not to have a large dog. Now at the age of 45 Im in a position to give Madison the focus and commitment she needs.

I just joined the forum today but Ive spent the best part of two weeks visiting already, trying to learn as much as I can from your experiences with GSDs - still tons to read so I greatly welcome and appreciate all advise and tips. At the moment its all about the puppy months and early training... sooo much to take in! hehe

I have a 15 yr old Yorkie (will take that socialisation verrrry slowly ) and I just cant remember the puppy stage anymore - maybe I blocked it out!
Anyhoo, just wanted to introduce myself and Madison and say Hi.

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Hello and welcome! Don't worry about forgetting the puppy stage, I'm sure you will soon be reminded.
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Hi everyone, My name is Heather and I will become a first time GSD owner to an 8 week old pup tomorrow morning! Ive already named her Madison and ofcourse she is just absolutely gorgeous!
My Gramps (deceased) used to breed GSDs when I was a child and growing up there was always reasons not to have a large dog. Now at the age of 45 Im in a position to give Madison the focus and commitment she needs.

I just joined the forum today but Ive spent the best part of two weeks visiting already, trying to learn as much as I can from your experiences with GSDs - still tons to read so I greatly welcome and appreciate all advise and tips. At the moment its all about the puppy months and early training... sooo much to take in! hehe

I have a 15 yr old Yorkie (will take that socialisation verrrry slowly ) and I just cant remember the puppy stage anymore - maybe I blocked it out!
Anyhoo, just wanted to introduce myself and Madison and say Hi.

Heather
I also have a yorkie who wanted nothing to do with my shepard when we got her. The shepard wants to play with the yorkie of course though. After 9 months they have a bit of an understanding now.
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Welcome Heather.. Pictures of Madison when she arrives urgently!!

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hiya, I've downloaded the app so gonna try uploading a pic of Madison at 5 weeks when I went to visit her :-DFirst time GSD owner-imageuploadedbypg-free1358794102.355915.jpg
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You will soon realize why your brain blocked out those puppy times lol! Madison is stunning! Cant wait to see updated pics best of luck


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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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aww thank you all

Im getting really excited lol - feel like a big kid again.
I have been reading non-stop and watching training videos hehe - Dont want to let her down.
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Madison is now 11 weeks old today so wanted to share an up to date picFirst time GSD owner-imageuploadedbypg-free1360703114.303144.jpg :-D


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Oh my gosh, she's precious! I love her ears!!!

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