|10-27-2013 07:27 AM|
|syadifst||Thank you so much|
|10-20-2013 10:44 PM|
The ownly study I've ever seen about puppies and some kind of "deformation" dependent on surfaces was a study that showed youngs puppies who frequently went up and down stairs were more likely to develop hip dysplasia vs. Puppies that only had access to flat ground
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|10-20-2013 08:28 PM|
The breeder is feeding you total BS on something like that, who knows what else they're spouting as "truth"
Find another breeder.
I don't leave my dogs outside, especially not a young puppy like that. The first few months are imprinting months for pups, this is time to build the bond and nurture good behaviours which will stay with the dog for the rest of their lives. If the dog is outside and not in the house learning to be a proper member of the family then unless you're outside almost 24/7 with them then you're loosing valuable time
|10-20-2013 08:16 PM|
|volcano||Did he mean not on hardwood floors? My pup scares me when I let her out in the morning and she slips and slides all over the place spazing out.|
|10-20-2013 11:49 AM|
|Lauri & The Gang||
I'm with Jean - I would find a different breeder if this one is so misinformed.
ALL my German Shepherds have been raised, from BIRTH, inside a house. I've raised 5 German Shepherds over the years and never had ANY feet deformations from them being raised inside the house.
|10-20-2013 11:22 AM|
|JeanKBBMMMAAN||My concern would be what other information does your breeder use to determine the breeding pair, what do they know about the myriad of health issues GSDs can have, etc.|
|10-20-2013 10:54 AM|
That's ridiculous. Pups do need normal play and exercise, inside and out.
If you buy a single puppy you need to teach that puppy to be a member of your family. As well as housebreak and teach the house rules.. can only be done with a puppy IN the house with you.
Get all the information on crate training if you mom is afraid of the mess and cleanup involved with a puppy. But the crate is ONLY for at night and/or when you can't pay attention. So if you are home, closed doors and babygates keep the pup in the room with you. Walks in the yard, puppy classes, play dates, car rides and hikes will keep your entire puppy healthy (not just the bottoms of his/her feet )
Click on that link above...
|10-20-2013 10:44 AM|
i have an inside dog. he's never left alone in the yard for any length of time.
i've never heard that their feet will become deformed if they're inside dogs.
i use to play with my pup in the driveway to toughen his pads because he
was inside and when outside he was on grass.
|10-20-2013 10:38 AM|
I don't think there is proof for any argument in regards to the feet either for or against. The pup does need plenty of time to run around (free play, not structured) so keeping the pup crated all the time is a bad thing.
In regards to emotional development and bonding, of course with the family is better.
|10-20-2013 10:15 AM|
puppy foot deformation?
Hi, I'm new here and I'm planning to get a GSD. I went to a breeder the other day and he said that puppies should be kept outside where the surfaces are rough until they are 5 months old. He said that if the puppies are not kept outside, their feet will become deformed or something like that. I know this is absurd, but my mother believes the breeder. I also know that dogs should be kept inside where the pack is, and dogs that spend their days and nights outside can get stressed out. I was about to ask this question on Yahoo, but I want proof that dogs must be kept inside from people who actually own GSDs.