|12-30-2013 01:54 PM|
|Rangers_mom||Whoops, that first sentence should have been a quote.|
|12-30-2013 01:54 PM|
Allowing people to touch your puppy - is teaching him bad behaviour.
I think it depends on what you want out of your dog. The Seeing Eye encouraged us to have our pup meet anyone and everyone at the earliest age possible.
|12-30-2013 12:16 PM|
First you say
|12-30-2013 12:09 PM|
|Courtney||Your boy does not feel the need to bark there's no threat, nothing to alert, that's OK. In all honestly, how many folks do you invite to your home or pass on the street that have ill intentions towards you? See what I'm saying?|
|12-30-2013 11:49 AM|
|Mani||Thats a great relief..thanks a lot..i don't want him to be aggressive but want him to be a little protective..anyways ideas helped thank u|
|12-30-2013 09:45 AM|
|Rangers_mom||My male GSD is 1.5 years old. He was bred and raised to be a Seeing Eye dog so he was heavily socialized as a youngster and encouraged not never bark. After he was dropped from the Seeing Eye program (for fear behaviors) and we adopted him we were sure we had a wimp that would never protect us. We were very happy with him approaching every person with a wiggle but and a kiss. Well guess what, in just the past month he has started to show protective behaviors. He still approaches strangers with a wiggle butt (for the most part) and rarely barks, but he has started reacting to situations that seem strange. For instance, my teenage daughter was out with family friends and when they drove up the driveway at night to drop her off Ranger jumped to his feet and barked. The car was not supposed to be there and he reacted. He he has not been trained or even encouraged to protect us but I think that his early socialization made him think through each new situation. He is now evaluating the risk and only reacting when things seem off. So be patient and allow him to socialize as much as possible.|
|12-30-2013 09:08 AM|
I hope you have good insurance.
|12-30-2013 09:04 AM|
You absolutely do NOT want to encourage him to bark and/or act aggressive to strangers, especially at this age. Encourage the socializing with people - all types - young, old, large, small, different races. Consider yourself lucky that he is this social.
As he matures, he will begin showing the aloof behavior GSD are known for.
If you haven't started a training class with him yet, this is a perfect age to begin.
|12-30-2013 08:36 AM|
Mine didn't bark for many many months. Yours is still just a baby and loving life! Enjoy this phase, it goes quickly!Attachment 155762
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|12-30-2013 08:06 AM|
My GSD male is 2 and 1/2 months. He doesn't bark at anyone and goes to everyone who ever approaches him. He goes wags his tail and starts licking them or moving around them. he only shouts some times at us(family members) when we play with him or when is not getting what he wants.
I want him to bark at new people and not be friendly with everyone. I never tie him inside the house. only time i use lease is when i take him for a walk.
Kindly advice as to how to make him bark at new comers.