|08-28-2013 12:22 PM|
|Galathiel||When you bring in a new dog, you really need to almost housebreak them all over again. They don't know your house, where to go or anything. You can't just sit back and expect them to know 'the rules' at a new place. You only had the first dog for one day before deciding it wouldn't work. Not sure how you introduced them, but you might want to take it slower without so much freedom to interact on either's part.|
|08-28-2013 02:26 AM|
We bet the Beagle, and it's going to have to be a no. He's too hyper, and is not house broken as the post said.
Next up on the list we will meet tomorrow. His name is Sam and he is a 1 year old GSD mix. From what the people that are fostering Sam told us about him, I think he might be perfect. He's only 45 lbs and he's full grown which is a solid 30 pounds smaller than Vienna. I'm excited at the idea of having another GSD in my home and I think that we can provide exactly what he needs.
You can see that his faster home is doing well with him. He was abused by his original owner....
The day they brought Sam home
I have a very strong feeling that Sam will bond with me and not my roommate though. My roommate is a bit of a push over, and when ever we have met any dogs, they listen to me and ignore him. lol. The dogs know who the alpha-male is in the home :-)
|08-26-2013 10:41 AM|
|readaboutdogs||How long ago did you rescue her? Would one of the dogs she was with still be available? Maybe another older golden?|
|08-26-2013 02:43 AM|
|FocusRush||We will be introducing Vienna to a 3 year old Beagle mix. From what I'm told, the dog gets along fine with dogs it already knows, but is skiddish around new dogs and people. They are getting rid of the dog since they are afraid that it will bite their new-born too hard. Personally, it sounds like the dog is the leader of the home, and not the humans. We'll see how it goes at the meeting.|
|08-23-2013 12:45 PM|
We have a schnoodle as a second dog. Tough as nails and sweet as can be. Definitely PICs. Always getting in to something and tag teaming.
Look closely- this sums them up well
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|08-23-2013 12:43 PM|
My .02, and from talking with other multi-dog GSD owners, is that herding breeds make excellent companions for GSDs.
Of course, GSDs make good companions with other GSDs .
I think a lot has to do with each dog's personality as well.
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|08-23-2013 12:07 PM|
Well, this just isn't working at all. The New dog, Bell, always comes up to Vienna and wants to play..and play...and play which she slowly increases to an all out fight. The previous owner also lied when telling us that she was house broken. I don't trust the previous owner one bit, so we will be searching for a new forever home for her. She is a beautiful dog that is great when alone. She's beautiful and I'm sure it will be easy to find willing owners, but they will have to pass my high standards.
After we find Bell her forever home, we will be going to the shelter and introducing Vienna to a few dogs to see if there is a match there.
|08-22-2013 11:30 AM|
|FocusRush||Well, we got another dog yesterday evening and so far so good. My roommate got a 7 month old lab/huskey mix. They love to play together and seem to not get too crazy. Hopefully they become good companions, and not partners in crime :-). I'll post photos later.|
|08-19-2013 05:23 PM|
|Galathiel||I'm considering a corgi myself in the misty future. However, while I think the size is better suited to play with a GSD, I really want a papillon which probably .. isn't. Particularly as rambunctious as my GSD is.|
|08-19-2013 05:01 PM|
A friend For Vienna | What's a good match?
Vienna is a 9 month old GSD and loves to play with other dogs. The place I rescued her from had her with a Husky pup and a senior Golden Retriever that she loved to play with. We live in a large apartment I think that two GSD's would be a bit too much. The second dog would belong to my roommate and he's thinking a medium size dog....Cocker Spaniel size-ish. He wants something that he could cuddle with (he won't admit it, but that's what he wants).
I just want to see if there is a smaller breed that does well with GSD's.
(Smaller than an aussie shep, bigger than a chihuahua)