|12-12-2013 06:50 PM|
I got my first gsd when I was 17 he was a show dog I spent every penny to save up for him and because my mum bred gsd she taught me about the breeding lines and what that produced in temperament I have was really fortunate as grew up around this breed my first shepherd was the most beautiful natured shepherd on earth he loved everyone and everything he had the most superb nature u could wish for and now 37 years later I still have shepherds so my advice is if that's what your heart is set on then go with that just do plenty studying on the breed so you know what your getting into
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|12-12-2013 06:12 PM|
|JoMichelle||They are strong willed, but only in that all they ever want to do is please you and look after you (apart from perhaps the teenage years!)|
|12-12-2013 06:03 PM|
|JoMichelle||I'd say yes. When I got my german shepherd as a puppy I constantly worried that I wasn't spending enough time training her and she would turn out a lunatic. Apart from the formal training you HAVE to do, like toilet training (which we cracked in no time with help from people on here) and a few other bits and pieces (speak, down, sit etc), GSDs are so intelligent that they just seem to know what to do! Mine does at least. My friends are always amazed when I talk to her like a human and she just knows what to do.|
|12-03-2013 11:50 AM|
OP could also speak with a dog trainer and ask questions.
|12-03-2013 06:42 AM|
SO, Lets get this back on track shall we? Instead of making immature remarks about one another, can we maybe try to help the OP? Quit jumping on one another.
I like Ballif's suggestion, going to some kind of German Shepherd sporting event and learning about the breed from experienced handlers. That would be an excellent way of learning more about the breed. Maybe volunteering somewhere like an animal shelter would help too, the officers typically can point you in good directions with dogs. If you find a suitable dog, especially a puppy, (especially a shepherd!) Socialize them as much as possible. Have anyone you can touch them, pet them and talk to them, of all ages and types. This is a mistake that I made, although part of it is my dog's genetics (his mother was quite fearful) and he now has territorial aggression towards strangers, though we are working and making progress. Don't make that mistake! Its very hard to fix!
|12-03-2013 02:44 AM|
want another example of your smug and unhelpful postings?
do you see how everyone just ignores your post and gives the op advice instead of being an donkeys behind? btw i'm not the only one that thinks this of you. that is all. have a good night
|12-03-2013 01:51 AM|
my post is in responce to the OP spelling German Shepherd wrong.
you're making a feeble attempt at being smug. actually this site
is over my head. i don't know a lot about GSD's. how does it feel
to be wrong so often?
read the thread. you may find others who commented about the spelling
of German Shepherd.
|12-02-2013 11:00 PM|
|12-02-2013 10:52 PM|
|12-02-2013 07:53 PM|
you and your friend should research German Shepherds.
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