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Old 06-14-2014, 03:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys got my self a great gsd he is 8 weeks old and is settling in nicely he is already potty trained and I am trying to get him to respond to his name.

This is my first GSD and I am very happy with the working drive even at 8 weeks he will not give up when playing tug of war. I will like to do IPO training with him.

I have been reading on bite inhibition I am going to try the advice in the article as he is bitey at the moment.

I am New to the breed all advise would be muchly appreciated.

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Old 06-14-2014, 03:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well I am also new here Paul as of yesterday.
Congratulations on choosing the ultimate dog.
But you really should post a picture of your new mate !

They are an awesome breed and live to please.

Congrats mate and feed him well, but not that rubbish in a tin.
I feed my boy Bear raw chicken carcus and dry round high quality biscuits.

The breeder told me to feed my boy this when he was your guys age.
Get loads of vege's and whiz them up. Spinich, cabbage, carrots, whatever as long as it's green. Make a filling and shove it inside the chicken carcus and freeze. MUST be frozen then defrosted. Don't know why but she was firm about that. I also added a few drops of flax seed oil. This diet is amazing and they love it. It will help his bone growth a LOT and set him up to be a strong dog. Rip the carcus in half for a meal. They need feeding 3 times a day for a while at his age. Not the chook, that's the main meal. Quality biscuits in between. NO MILK. It causes itchy skin.

Bear is now 9 months old from this diet and already weighs 48 plus kilo's. Big and powerful, just the way I like him!

I'm not an expert, nor a vet or anything, but I know what I have done works a treat.
Don't let him run down stairs or jump off the back of your vehicle. There bones can't handle it and it will give them trouble later on.
Post a picture!

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The breeder told me to feed my boy this when he was your guys age.
Get loads of vege's and whiz them up. Spinich, cabbage, carrots, whatever as long as it's green. Make a filling and shove it inside the chicken carcus and freeze. MUST be frozen then defrosted. Don't know why but she was firm about that. I also added a few drops of flax seed oil.
Sounds like your breeder had you feed your pup a raw diet. Hopefully he gets more than just chicken? Otherwise, his diet could have severe imbalances.

OP, if you are interested in doing a raw diet, there is a great raw feeding forum here that can give you all the information. Some feed greens and supplements, some do not. I personally feed prey model raw - strictly muscle meat, organ meat, and raw bone. But there is a lot of research that goes into it and the key is to have good variety over time.

Anyways, congratulations on your new pup! We would all love to see a picture of him!
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[QUOTE=Pax8;5641137]Sounds like your breeder had you feed your pup a raw diet. Hopefully he gets more than just chicken? Otherwise, his diet could have severe imbalances.

Absolutely. he also gets fresh lamb, veg, venison, pet type dry biscuits.

There are so many different opinions but as long as he's healthy, happy and fit I reckon he's fine
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Sounds like your breeder had you feed your pup a raw diet. Hopefully he gets more than just chicken? Otherwise, his diet could have severe imbalances.



Absolutely. he also gets fresh lamb, veg, venison, pet type dry biscuits.



There are so many different opinions but as long as he's healthy, happy and fit I reckon he's fine



So true, my boy and your boy sound alike. My boy is 12 months in a week and he's 48.1kg!


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I feed max on Arden grange I cant use raw diet 1 I dont have the knowledge 2 Arden grange is a great food and for me its safer knowing he is getting every thing he needs
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He's beautiful, my boy is max too

Here is a picture of him from today finally got my self a GSD-imageuploadedbypg-free1402744536.706543.jpg


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Lovely dog this is max today
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He is beautiful, congratulations!
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