|03-20-2014 11:12 PM|
Just keep him on lead.
It's really not hard to get a long line and throw balls etc...
I have about an acre and a 6' fence, but I still don't leave my dogs out when I'm not home.
|03-20-2014 10:59 PM|
|03-20-2014 10:05 PM|
Haha Chip, my "normal" is hermit for most people! Hopefully the LB food isn't that bad, I just bought a 33lb bag! Tons of all natural treats (Old mother hubbard and Zuke's treats) and lots of chew toys!
I will post lots of pictures, I wasn't able to bring him home since he still had to be neutered and I wouldn't be able to bring him home until Tuesday. I called today and they said he was actually getting neutered today and I could pick him up tomorrow! Yaaaay!
|03-20-2014 06:34 PM|
Socialization thing, don't go overboard that's how people screw up a lot of dogs. Just do what you normally do and he'll be fine! I'm "assuming" your not a politician!
So no 100 people in 100 days and people feeding your dog stuff!
More pictures when you get the chance he's a cutie!
|03-20-2014 07:30 AM|
Trust me, you don't-two pups at once is awful! I'm sure someone scooped him up quick Your pup is adorable, I can't wait to see more pictures!
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|03-20-2014 02:13 AM|
|Dextar||Real quick question, so I'm looking at dog food and we decided on Fromm brand (It's from Wisconsin just like us, how perfect) and I'm not sure if I should feed him Puppy or Large Breed Puppy. It seems like the puppy has 1% more protein but I'm not sure if that makes a difference or not..|
|03-19-2014 04:55 PM|
Kayos: I would love to fence in our yard but we don't own the house, that's something we'll be looking into when I'm out of school and find a good job though!
Chip: It's funny, you sound like one of my guild members I was talking to last night. She said her puppy wouldn't be near anyone else until the last of her puppy shots. I want to make sure Lucky is getting the socialization he needs but I will just have to bring him to visit my sister's dog who is a purebred lab!
Thanks everyone, I'm so excited! I really wish I could have gotten his brother too.. =(
|03-19-2014 04:51 PM|
|blueangele||I had/have a GSD/lab cross. She is 13 now and still incredibly healthy, she lives with my sister because she bit my landlords dog a few years ago (even though my landlords dog bit my SON, I had to get rid of my dog, but I digress), and that dog is the only one she has ever been reactive to. She was awesome with my son when he was a baby and LOVES to play fetch with water bottles LOL|
|03-19-2014 03:58 PM|
Dog parks are always peoples first thoughts my dogs are for me not other folks chew toys.
Leerburg | Dog Parks: Why They Are A Bad Idea
Check some of the Parvo threads but what I'll do with my new puppy is his feet won't touch the ground anywhere another dog has been until, two weeks after his last puppy shot!
And this:Leerburg | Who Pets Your Puppy or Dog
With I did with my GSD rescue he developed "people issues" I followed this policy and he turned out just fine. He's a great representative for the GSD out here!
I will follow this program in the future. My Boxer was taught the old way no people issues with her, she loved everybody and was a well trained dog but she was also the type of dog that would walk off with a stranger if given the chance or hop in a car and happily drive off with a stranger!
I much prefer my GSD's training, everybody is not your friend and he knows what normal human/dog interaction looks like. Also did not do "I thought my dog was friendly folks" my guys were taught to ignore other dogs.
|03-19-2014 03:41 PM|
|Kayos and Havoc||
Congrats on your new addition. What a cuite. And of course you can stick around! Glad to have you.
I think lab/ GSD crosses make wonderful pets and should be good for a first time GSD owner.
I came on this thread late and was going to tell you GSD's are great with kids. My son was raised by my GSD's.
I would like to encourage you to work on fencing your yard.
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