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12-19-2013 06:22 PM
blackshep I think that is somewhat normal for a very young GSD. Mine was the same. Learn about crate training, don't pay any attention to your dog when it's crying and demanding attention, you will only reinforce that behaviour.

The first two weeks with my pup were pretty awful that way, but it really did get better as the weeks went by. Crating keeps your pup safe, they actually like having their own safe place/den, so don't feel like you are punishing your dog by putting it in there.

Feed meals, offer a treat every time you put your pup in and slowly increase the length of time the pup is in there.
12-19-2013 04:14 PM
Eiros Redirect puppy chewing to their own toys and provide plenty for them to chew on. Puppy-proof your house so it is safe for them.
Do not pet or pick up puppy when they cry or bark - this is a "reward" for bad behavior and will only make it worse.
It's okay if the puppy follows you.
At this age, the puppy wants to be with you and bond with you, please don't crate a puppy this young alone for very long. Is the puppy crated during the day when you are home? Not something I would do with my own dog except for very short periods (I have to shower and cant watch them)
A crate should not have a potty area, at this age its important to start potty-training your dog.
A consistent routine will help your puppy. Take them outside often, reward good behavior, and watch them very closely at this age... as you said, they get into everything!
Use simple and consistent commands and praise to help your puppy learn wrong from right.
12-19-2013 04:04 PM
Texathena The article MaggieRoseLee posted said it all and I found crate training very effective, I feed my puppy in the crate so she never poop or pee inside of the crate.
My pup used to only poop in the short bush also(How weird!) I kept the puppy in crate for 3 hours, and take her out to the grass immediately because she have to go. After two times she gets used to go potty on the grass.
12-15-2013 01:28 PM
Sunflowers He has bedding and a potty area in the crate?
12-15-2013 01:03 PM
Tide vom Nobles We got out male pup at 8 weeks. every seconf for about the first 3 weeks he cried every second we weren't with him. We crated him when we left and put a blanket over his crate. This way he can't see anything around and it stimulates the "den" of his mother. It makes his crate feel safer so he enjoys it. Also try not to pick him up your pup every time they cry. They should learn to not depend on you for attention every time they want it.
12-15-2013 11:09 AM
MaggieRoseLee All our puppies have their own quirks. I know I wouldn't be pushing my puppies food around though . If he's not eating around the outside he's probably just full. I'd pick up the bowl, put it in the fridge, then push it back into the center with new food for the next meal.

You crate training? Crate in the room beside your bed at night. Otherwise whatever room when you leave for the day. click ---> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...uppy-cage.html

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...s-puppies.html

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...imer-tips.html

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...-training.html
12-15-2013 01:13 AM
vicky2200 It sounds like there needs to be some classes to help with the fear of being away from you. It will also help with general behavior/training. As far as where the puppy should be- if you are in your room with the puppy, pick up things it can get into and play with it or just keep an eye on it. If you are talking about what to do when you leave, many people suggest crating. I don't use it, but it is one possibility. I just clean out a room that the puppy can stay in safely if I need to leave it alone. When they are really young they will need constant supervision when there is anything within reach.
12-14-2013 08:19 PM
GermanShepherdDog Sorry, I posted in the wrong forum. I meant to post in the Puppy Behavior Forum. Can an admin move my post over to the right section?
12-14-2013 08:12 PM
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Where to put a puppy during the day?

Where do you put your puppy during the day? My puppy wants me to hold him all the time and I can't do that and definitely don't want to do that. The puppy cannot stay in a room because it gets into things and really chews on thing, and all that stuff. The puppy cannot stay in an x-pen because he climbs over. The puppy is always with me and if I am playing with the puppy, he wants to play in my lap. The puppy can only eat if I am in the room nearby him, he gets really anxious. If I take the puppy out and then crate the puppy for a few minutes, he will tear up his bedding and potty area and poop and pee everywhere and yap. He will not leave my side and gets so anxious when I leave him alone. I have never had a puppy before that is so "attached" to me before. Another weird behavior the puppy has is that he will not eat around the edges of his food bowl, he will only eat in the middle of his food bowl and wants me to push the food from the edges into the middle of the food bowl. The puppy will also only potty on leaves outside, he won't potty on the grass, and will run over to piles of leaves to potty. The other odd behavior he has is that he will get all of his toys out of his basket and put them in a pile or take them one at a time and put them in a crate. Is this normal puppy behavior?

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