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01-21-2014 04:52 PM
mcdanfam
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LOL ..i had bought several steaks a few months back. My son is the cook in our house and 4 days went by without him making them, so I gave them to the dogs OF COURSE. he about passed out when he heard what I did with them. What is it about men and their steaks.
Steaks and bacon.....it is definitely a mans idea of GOLD....I am not sure what all the hype is about....it seriously must be in the male DNA....:-))


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01-21-2014 04:51 PM
mcdanfam
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So they have to try and remove all pieces? How do you even get them interested in doing that? Lol
If you notice Millie stays focused when she slides the other pieces over....her dog food fills the little compartments! But the first couple of times we used boiled chicken!!! That really encourage them to follow through!
You don't have to do puzzles....it is a personal choice. When it rains we use them along with hide and seek, and some tracking lines in the house. If they don't work their brain....they are very annoying!


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01-21-2014 04:32 PM
Msmaria
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Luckily we have only lost some bacon wrapped filets. Millie is very very very food driven....we turned our back, and she (at 5months old) acted like a cat, jumped on the countertop, devoured 4 filets. So I consider that a small loss.....now....in my husbands world that was like death....;-)


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LOL ..i had bought several steaks a few months back. My son is the cook in our house and 4 days went by without him making them, so I gave them to the dogs OF COURSE. he about passed out when he heard what I did with them. What is it about men and their steaks.
01-21-2014 04:29 PM
Airman1stclass
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So they have to try and remove all pieces? How do you even get them interested in doing that? Lol
01-21-2014 04:27 PM
Msmaria For just the GSD About $4,500 this past year. Includes vet, food, training. Its alot to me but after reading some other posters $30,000 I feel blessed
01-21-2014 03:25 PM
mcdanfam
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Not to mention....ruined carpet....chewed table legs....loss of sleep...tons of human bandages....lost socks....lost shoes....stolen counter food....etc. etc. etc.
Luckily we have only lost some bacon wrapped filets. Millie is very very very food driven....we turned our back, and she (at 5months old) acted like a cat, jumped on the countertop, devoured 4 filets. So I consider that a small loss.....now....in my husbands world that was like death....;-)


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01-21-2014 03:18 PM
Lilie Not to mention....ruined carpet....chewed table legs....loss of sleep...tons of human bandages....lost socks....lost shoes....stolen counter food....etc. etc. etc.
01-21-2014 01:59 PM
mcdanfam
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We use them for rainy days...some brainwork....


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01-21-2014 01:58 PM
mcdanfam
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Can anybody explain to me exactly what the puzzle does for your dog? How does it train him? Just curious
http://youtu.be/di4V0DpE8wI


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01-21-2014 01:52 PM
mcdanfam
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Thanks for this message! I really do appreciate it. Hopefully you can answer this question, I would like a dog that I could potentially do some sort of sports with. Whether that be agility or schutzhund or tracking. I have to be honest with myself that my dog may never be enteredInto any sport. But I don't want a lazy dog. I want a dog I can go run with and play ball with. And train in obedience and other tricks. A family pet. What energy level should I be looking for? And once again, your dogs look amazing. Thanks for anything you can add! I really do appreciate it.
Like is have mentioned! I am not a breeder, not a dog expert! So many on this site could help with that....I can tell you what we did....our family told the breeder exactly what we were looking for! Now....that being said....we would have preferred a saddle back...my daughter loves the dark mask, and the saddle markings! We did not intend on getting the DDR/Czech working lines. After talking to multiple breeders, and listening to many suggestions. We decided the working line would work best for our family. We decided we could overlook the sable coats to get the energy and work drives we wanted. We are a very very very active family. We love outdoors and are only inside to do homework (unless it is nice outside), and to sleep....a lot of our meals are outside or with the Patio doors open. We needed a dog that could keep up. The breeder we went with had a litter that we were allowed to reserve from. When we went to meet them, they told us which puppy's followed kids, which ones tolerated, which chased cats, which seem to ignore them, so on and so on....they had the female picked and she was perfect for us, she was not the cutest, but she was the one that gravitated toward the kids, loved all the attention and has WORKED perfectly for us....she will take anything the kids throw at her...she STILL LOVED BEING THE CENTER OF ATTENTION. She is all head and ears.....but her attitude and personality is exactly what we needed. As far as the male, we had two we could choose from. Similar personality, both would give us what we needed, so we had some wiggle room....the girls liked Miles because he was the smallest of the two and would kiss them and follow them around the puppy yard. The other would just lay down and watch everything. They like Miles would follow without being called.
If you find a really great breeder, and many on here can direct you to one in your area....they will lead you to the puppy that will fit your lifestyle! I can't image trying to decide from 6-10 puppy's....I was very skeptical of someone else picking our puppy's....especially for what they cost....but I am so happy we trusted the dog people. We have exactly what we wanted and needed! I would ask people to suggest breeders in your area....so many on here are so knowledgable.
We are brand new to the world of GSD...we can only offer opinions and tell people how we did it...:-)
I think once you get a dog, you will be interested in more work for it. We wanted pets, know our pups are in protection training, tracking, agility training, obedience....they love working! They love to work! The more jobs they have the happier they are....:-)

Good luck! If you get a puppy post lots of pics!!! Thank you, we have grown to love our pups looks, not what we set out for but have come to admire it. Sometimes the best things are not what you had imagined! :-))


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