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06-01-2014 06:25 PM
Ralf-a-roni Ugh, iPhone. Make most of the "live"s "love"s.

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06-01-2014 06:24 PM
Ralf-a-roni This is so wonderful! I live hearing stories about how one's pup can be a bestie! My husband and I don't have children, and though we are young, we feel COMPLETELY fulfilled by having Ralf and the girls (cats) in our lives. I grew up with dogs, but they were never "mine", they were my parents. Ralf has taught me patience, and I will always live him for that. He is an absolute pain sometimes (he's just 7 months) but he has taught me how to really, REALLY love and live with an air of "I'm having fun, it's not hurting anyone, so screw it"! I'm so grateful to him for that. Good luck and well wishes for your happy lives together!

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05-30-2014 08:35 PM
Mister C
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.... he looked at me as if I was crazy, looked at the remote (I was channel surfing) snatched it, and RAN!!! I got up and chased him around for a minute before we collapsed into a laughing, wagging heap.

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05-30-2014 05:36 PM
katie803 So far I have to admit that the German Shepherd breed has more than lived up to its reputation in my boy Delgado. He's amazingly smart and yet a complete goofball. He's been amazing with the kids and thanks to lots of interaction and socialization with other animals and people I think he very well could make an awesome therapy dog one day! He has quickly taken a place in my heart and is my ideal dog.
For starters, his intelligence never ceases to amaze me. He's not even 6 months and his eagerness to please and incredible ability to understand a pretty large vocabulary of commands is more than I could have hoped. He is extremely playful and has a strong stubborn streak. He is VERY vocal and every time he barks in response to me speaking to him it makes me laugh. Sometimes when we are playing a game of fetch or wrestling around, I get him good and worked up and it's funny to see how he gets frustrated when I don't go fast enough or make him wait before going to retrieve the ball. And I can't get over how, when we are playing and I tease him, he actually teases me back!
One morning I was in bed, watching tv when he came bounding in from his morning pee. My husband had just left to take our daughter to school and I am not a morning person, so I tried to sneak in a few more minutes of sleep before my day started. Delgado leapt on the bed and plopped right on me. He is not a little puppy, but weighs a little over 40 lbs now and his plops aren't as cute as they used to e. They are actually cuter but anyway, he decided it was time to get up, so he barked. I gave him the command to hush and he barked quietly. I looked at him and he stated back defiantly, but knew he wasn't allowed to bark anymore. So he started to paw at me. I laughed but told him to cut it out. So he climbed up next to to ace, put his muzzle next to my ear and (I swear he did this on purpose) he smarted reaching really heavily. Not sniffing, just...huffing. So I pushed him a little and couldn't help but give him a quick belly rub, but after I stopped he looked at me as if I was crazy, looked at the remote (I was channel surfing) snatched it, and RAN!!! I got up and chased him around for a minute before we collapsed into a laughing, wagging heap.
I love my boy and he still teaches me new things every day

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05-30-2014 05:14 PM
katie803 Attachment 213210 Delgado today at 5 1/2 months

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05-30-2014 05:09 PM
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Sorry, had to show off him and his pet cat

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05-30-2014 05:07 PM
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"Slightly" bigger 3 1/2 month old Delgado...

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05-30-2014 05:06 PM
katie803 Attachment 213186 this one is baby Delgado...

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04-03-2014 09:32 AM
pyratemom That is a great list of lessons. Never stop learning from your pup. He has a lot more to give. Welcome to the forum.
04-03-2014 09:31 AM
Daisy&Lucky's Mom Great list! Welcome to you and Delgado!
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