|10-23-2013 01:01 AM|
We'll this experience wasn't with a GSD but my now 10 year old dog (edit...she was two months old when we picked her up---forgot to say how old she was when all this bad behavior was) was terrified of my husband and I as well as our then 2 year old black lab/golden mix. She was snarling and edging away. I swear I almost took her back (we had a 2 month old daughter and I wasn't willing to take many chances about this) but my husband convinced me to give her a day or two. She was and still is a good dog. She only has a few issues like food bowl aggression towards other dogs. If it wasn't for the alpha behavior she would have been the best dog we've ever had. But she was very reserved in the beginning. It wasn't long until she was trying to get in my lap.
I personally think she just needs time to adjust. I would say also that once she is comfortable and happy with you then start taking her places...or heck go ahead and take her to calm places now...busier places after she has bonded and trusts that you are now her new family.
Our newest addition was a bit reserved when we brought him home. He really didn't play with us for at least a week. Instead he would allow the occasional play but mainly he only wanted to play with our two year old Feist. It didn't take long though for him to warm up to us. I tried to remember that A. he is a baby and B. we took him away from the only family he has ever known. Also your pup may not be well socialized. Meaning if I had a puppy litter those pups would never know a day of not having human contact as I have four daughters! But many people are more hands off of puppies and/or 2 people don't have the time/hands to socialize as say my family of 6 would have.
Just ideas..........and thoughts.....
|10-21-2013 02:13 AM|
|marshies||I'm no expert, but I picked up my puppy at 16 weeks old after an 11 hour day through airports and planes. She bounded out of the crate and wanted affection. I think it may change, but I would consider it different from what I think is right for a puppy.|
|10-21-2013 02:02 AM|
Just brought home our 15wk old GS puppy
Hi all. We just brought home our new girl. I'm a little concerned and was wondering if it is normal at this age for them to be people shy? When we went to pick her out, we had met in a parking lot because they lived far and offered to meet us half way but there were 3 to choose from. They also brought the mom and dad so that we could meet then. two of the 3 kinda just sat around but the one we liked best kept wanting to go away from us and towards the back of the truck (couldn't let them down on the ground because of diseases and not all their shots yet). We figured it was because she had just ridden in a truck and was nervous or nauseated. We brought her home around noon but she still hasn't quite warmed up to us. She will not come to us at all. She is playing with our other dog (Havanese) so that is good but she seems skittish or not interested in being close to us. Is this normal? I have had 2 GS's before in the past but it's been a while I can't remember how they were when we first brought them home. I want to say they were friendly from the get go. Just hoping this is something normal and she will come around.
Thanks so much!