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05-20-2014 02:33 AM
Beautiful Bailey
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Originally Posted by KayDub View Post
My GSD is named Sable she will be 11wks tomorrow. Has her 3rd vet visit in a few days. I'm sure she's tripled in height & weight as she always does between each visit. Unfortunately I had a lack of great breeders in my area (living in the middle of nowhere). So due to unforseen circumstances with her mother I had to take my pup in at 4wks.

Training is going terrific, she speaks on command even trying to learn some words like momma. She has a good recall, she even mocks tricks my older dog does for treats. So she's real good at catching on to things. She lacked learning certain obedient things from littermates so the "landshark" term some use sure isn't an understatement with this girl. Lots of members recommend things like the flirt pole & kongs which you can fill with yummy treats to help deter her from chewing on me. So something to keep in mind if your girl is persistent on chewing things she shouldn't.

Enjoy her, share your prideful moments with us!
Aw such a cute name. That's great to hear she is doing so well even with the circumstances she went through with leaving her mom and pack so early. It blows me away how intellegint the breed is. She took to potty training so fast, she doesn't bite or nibble on people, she knows leave it (which is useful since my nephews toys are appealing to her) I taught her to shake with her left paw and high five with the right, she knows sit, lay down, off (for when she wants to jump up on furniture or people) she knows outside to go potty and started her own routine of sitting at the back door when she wants out or has to go potty. She does great on the leash, staying by my right side and staying focused and we are working on sitting when we stop walking. Kennel training is getting much better and baths are no longer like wresting a bowl with claws lol. Do you have any advice on training for recall? I'm practicing with Bailey but she acts like she has a teenagers selective hearing lol I'm trying to figure out a good method for teaching her stay as well. I will have her sit or lay down then walk back a few steps repeating stay but if I get more then a few feet back she jumps up and comes towards me.

I can't wait to see what all she will learn and how beautiful she will become. I am so glad to have found a site like this so I can learn from other GSD owners and read all of the lovely stories.

~Brittney and Bailey
05-19-2014 08:29 PM
KayDub
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Originally Posted by Beautiful Bailey View Post
KayDub, thank you. I'm glad to hear that I made a good choice by joining the site. That's awesome you got a GSD for the feeling of safety as well. Smaller dogs are nice but they never really gave me the feeling of security. As for the pictures, Bailey probably thinks I take to many pictures of her. I have an Instagram account that has pretty much turned into a album of Bailey. How old is your GSD? How did training go for you?
My GSD is named Sable she will be 11wks tomorrow. Has her 3rd vet visit in a few days. I'm sure she's tripled in height & weight as she always does between each visit. Unfortunately I had a lack of great breeders in my area (living in the middle of nowhere). So due to unforseen circumstances with her mother I had to take my pup in at 4wks.

Training is going terrific, she speaks on command even trying to learn some words like momma. She has a good recall, she even mocks tricks my older dog does for treats. So she's real good at catching on to things. She lacked learning certain obedient things from littermates so the "landshark" term some use sure isn't an understatement with this girl. Lots of members recommend things like the flirt pole & kongs which you can fill with yummy treats to help deter her from chewing on me. So something to keep in mind if your girl is persistent on chewing things she shouldn't.

Enjoy her, share your prideful moments with us!
05-19-2014 04:05 PM
Beautiful Bailey
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Congrats! She is adorable!
Thank you!
05-19-2014 04:03 PM
PMRonan Congrats! She is adorable!
05-19-2014 03:38 PM
Beautiful Bailey
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Originally Posted by brembo View Post
Muhahaha, adorable landshark ya got there. Their weapons grade cuteness is a survival trait. A GSD pup will drive you to the end of your rope at every opportunity, think industrial chipper/shredder with fuzz and likes to cuddle now and again.

BUT....

It's soooo worth the headaches and inconvenience once the puppy brain morphs into adult brain. GSDs are like wine, they get better with age. I hope your journey with Bailey is as fulfilling as mine have been with my beasts.

Haha thank you for the advice. Bailey thankfully keeps her chewing to a few things like sticks and her toys. She would much rather hide behind trees and dig. I have myself more of an excavator then a chipper.
I can only imagine what kind of dog Bailey will be when she is an adult. She is already so smart (some times to smart it seems lol) it will be a long journey to before I get there but I'm sure it will be well worth every moment.
05-19-2014 02:33 PM
brembo Muhahaha, adorable landshark ya got there. Their weapons grade cuteness is a survival trait. A GSD pup will drive you to the end of your rope at every opportunity, think industrial chipper/shredder with fuzz and likes to cuddle now and again.

BUT....

It's soooo worth the headaches and inconvenience once the puppy brain morphs into adult brain. GSDs are like wine, they get better with age. I hope your journey with Bailey is as fulfilling as mine have been with my beasts.
05-19-2014 02:08 PM
Beautiful Bailey Thank you Kathy!
05-19-2014 02:07 PM
Beautiful Bailey KayDub, thank you. I'm glad to hear that I made a good choice by joining the site. That's awesome you got a GSD for the feeling of safety as well. Smaller dogs are nice but they never really gave me the feeling of security. As for the pictures, Bailey probably thinks I take to many pictures of her. I have an Instagram account that has pretty much turned into a album of Bailey. How old is your GSD? How did training go for you?
05-19-2014 01:58 PM
Beautiful Bailey Thank you Nicole! I am from Portland Oregon but I drove to Longview to pick Bailey up. I'm loving being a GSD owner. How old is your puppy and how did training go for you?
05-19-2014 09:02 AM
Kayos and Havoc Welcome! She is very cute.
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