|03-13-2014 04:01 AM|
Thank you for the welcome Stosh and Shade!
|03-12-2014 10:54 AM|
It can certainly be a little intimidating that's for sure What I did personally was write a short introduction for myself and asked the breeder if they felt a dog from their program would fit what I was looking for. I then took the replies and weeded them out from there and ended up with the one that I felt most comfortable with.
If you'd like to post your general location and what attributes you're looking for than people could give you recommendations for a list of breeders to start looking at.
|03-12-2014 10:28 AM|
|Stosh||Breeders are dog lovers too so they'll understand that you're more comfortable with dogs than people. Send an email explaining your circumstance and ask a family member, friend, teacher or someone else you trust to do the 'talking' for you. Good luck puppy hunting!|
|03-12-2014 03:34 AM|
Hello I'm new here!
Hello, I just signed up!
I joined this website to acquire information and to gain support. I was looking at getting a working line German Shepherd and would like to get a dog from a reputable breeder who breeds responsibly and has nice stable dogs. I have done my research and have handled dogs all my life but the only thing that I am not comfortable with is actually approaching the breeder for a dog!
You see, I have a mental disability that makes it difficult to talk to people sometimes. I am great with dogs, that's why I love them because they do not judge my lack of social skills. But the issue is I am not a good speaker and I am daunted by contacting breeders, especially through telephone or meeting them face to face. Email is good because, I can communicate best without getting shy or suffering from my speech impediments. Sadly, I have had bad experiences with breeders in the past because the ones I have contacted were quick to judge and turn me down...
I have looked around once more for a dog and there are a few breeders who seem to have good dogs but I am hesitant in contacting them. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to contact a breeder and to convince them to take me seriously, despite my speech impediments?