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noregrets 08-29-2014 03:38 PM

1st Time GSD owner and 1st Dog
 
Hi guys,

my name is Kelcie and I'm getting my puppy in 2 weeks! I've always wanted a dog (since I was 4) and I moved out to Boston to do my phD and i decided I've waited long enough.

He's a gorgeous plush/long stock coated male named Ezreal (Easy for short). I got him from a breeder called Cappa's Kennels in NH, it was a big litter (9 pups, 5 girls 4 boys) and I had first pick.

I knew I wanted a boy but my main priority was finding the right temperament. I want to train this little guy to be a therapy dog. My younger sister has cerebral palsy and I want him to be her buddy when I'm finally done with school and I move back home.

Right now he's 7 weeks old and cute as a button. I'm a total newbie when it comes to dogs but I've done my research and I hope to be a great owner and raise a wonderful dog. I welcome any advice!

http://i62.tinypic.com/1zcl1lh.jpg - second from the left
http://i61.tinypic.com/15hdbsx.jpg - meeting my cat for the first time at the breeders
http://i57.tinypic.com/qx0xzb.jpg

Harry and Lola 08-29-2014 10:42 PM

he's lovely, love the pic of him meeting your cat. I think there are some people here experienced with training a therapy dog - you could start a thread re this if you are interested. Good luck with your GSD journey :)

noregrets 08-30-2014 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Harry and Lola (Post 5963081)
he's lovely, love the pic of him meeting your cat. I think there are some people here experienced with training a therapy dog - you could start a thread re this if you are interested. Good luck with your GSD journey :)

thanks for the advice! good to know I have people to ask if I run into any trouble. So far he has a great temperament but it's still 2 weeks till he actually comes home

MichaelE 08-30-2014 09:18 AM

OMG those are cute puppies!

EJQ 09-03-2014 09:05 AM

Great looking puppy! I think your goal of therapy dog is terrific. There are many folks on the site that are experienced trainers of therapy dogs (myself included). Don't be afraid to ask questions - we're all here to help each other.
:)

Bridget 09-03-2014 09:32 AM

Welcome. Your puppy is adorable and I am so jealous! Have fun.

noregrets 09-03-2014 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EJQ (Post 5979113)
Great looking puppy! I think your goal of therapy dog is terrific. There are many folks on the site that are experienced trainers of therapy dogs (myself included). Don't be afraid to ask questions - we're all here to help each other.
:)

thanks for your help. I'm undecided whether I want him to be a therapy dog or a service dog for her, she could honestly use both. Her mobility and ability to completely functions of daily living are limited to her condition due to having CP. I know what type of job he will have completely depends on his temperament and I won't really find out until I get him and spend some time with him.

DixieGSD 09-04-2014 02:18 PM

Puppies!! Super cute! Welcome aboard, ton's of great advice here! Super jealous lol! :)


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