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02-08-2014 05:31 AM
G-burg When you say "calm down" in what regards?? Settling in the house calm?

Mine have always been able to settle, probably when they hit 2.. As for being active and wanting to do stuff, that's a different story.. I've got a 2 yo male, 9 yo female and 10 yo male.. The 10 yo old is still as active as the 2 yo and my 9 yo would be the same but do to a back injury she is limited on what she can do and what I will allow her to do.
02-08-2014 04:56 AM
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02-08-2014 04:55 AM
mcdanfam
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When we were raising our 1st GSD i learned something concerning them. "That picture of the noble gsd sitting on top of the hill looking like he rules the world so prestigious. Well he's about 10 years old".. They are a hand full and a rollercoaster ride to get there. But they also bring such joy and undoubtedly the some of the truest form of unconditional love I've ever experienced...

Well said!!! I was not a dog person...but have fallen in love!


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02-08-2014 04:45 AM
mcdanfam
What age did your GSD calm down (I have 7 m old)

I can't tell you for sure....but with ours....they are now 15 months old...they don't calm completely. We have different stages....and of course at different times...:-)
They will calm for a few days, be balls to the walls for a couple of weeks, be extremely mellow for a couple of days, then can't wear them our again for a few weeks...from our personal experience it seems like a shepherd thing....high energy which is exactly what we needed...:-)

Good luck....there are tons of games and stuff that help take the edge off in the house if the weather is rainy outside....that is the days we are most tired as humans....if they can't run and fetch....they need to work their brains to exhaust themselves!


As far as manners and laying down when we tell them to....that was just part of training....they know when it is play time and they know when it is time to chill. Ours are so routined now, that I know what time of day it is by watching them. When my alarm goes off at 4:45...they are sitting by my bedroom door, at 5:15 they are sitting by the kitchen entry waiting for food bowls, 5:20 outside of our daughters rooms to wake them with slobber, 7:20 waiting by the door to be allowed to ride for school drop off, 8:00 they are on their "place" so I can clean and do chores, 9:00 waiting by the door for playtime and training, 1:30 by the door looking and rushing me to the car, 7:30 on their "place" in our bedroom waiting to be kissed and tucked in by our daughters....:-) they have been doing this routine since puppyhood but PERFECTED the chilled out mode about 9 months old....:-) we always make sure they get lots of running!!! That helps them perfect the chill mode....

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02-07-2014 11:34 PM
gsdsar Wait, they calm down????


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02-07-2014 11:24 PM
LoveEcho Just about four years and still waiting....
02-07-2014 10:05 PM
Thesilentone He is still very energetic at more than a year old. Calmed slightly after he got neutered at 8 months old.
02-07-2014 09:18 PM
hunterisgreat I'm at 4, 6 and 9 years.. I'll let you know
02-07-2014 09:16 PM
lennyb When we were raising our 1st GSD i learned something concerning them. "That picture of the noble gsd sitting on top of the hill looking like he rules the world so prestigious. Well he's about 10 years old".. They are a hand full and a rollercoaster ride to get there. But they also bring such joy and undoubtedly the some of the truest form of unconditional love I've ever experienced...
02-07-2014 08:12 PM
Kaun Mine is 9 months old and she's actually more energetic now than 2-3 months ago. I reinforce calmness at home a lot so she usually behaves well indoors but I can always tell when it's time for us to do something together.
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