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04-16-2014 09:58 PM
NancyJ I know how tough it was but I truly believe it was the right decision and the right dog will wind up in your life!
04-16-2014 09:50 PM
SunCzarina I'm sorry he didn't work out. It has to be very disappointing when you try to do the right thing and rescue but it doesn't work out.

I used to do foster care, haven't since my children were born. I can't take the risk, I've work with too many dogs who seemed stable at first but had this same territorial aggression. Won't run the risk on my children.
04-16-2014 06:12 PM
McM The dog was returned to the kennel. They are well aware of all the great things nad the bad stuff of the past few days. The dog going to a GS specific rescue. I think they said in Geagua, Ohio.

We are looking at spring or summer litters at a few breeders.

Thank you all for your help, and I look forward to reading and learning even more here.
04-15-2014 02:54 AM
blehmannwa Both incidents occurred with someone entering/leaving the room. I just wanted to mention that as it may not be the children that trigger the aggression but some sort of territory issue. Are there any good behaviorists or trainers in your area?
I do think that he is probably not a good fit and you should return him to the shelter. It may sound harsh but if he did bite, he won't be adoptable.
04-15-2014 12:56 AM
Kuma of Manenggon Take hi back. He will find a home with someone who does not have kids. Get a puppy that you can raise around your children.
04-14-2014 10:44 PM
Nigel I'd go with your gut, not worth risking your children's safety, sorry.
04-14-2014 09:39 PM
selzer Since you have little kids, I would go back to the pound and tell them it isn't working out, and the dog probably needs to be placed with someone more experienced or without children.

The longer you keep the dog, the harder it will be on everyone. And it can be dangerous too.
04-14-2014 09:38 PM
boomer11 I'd definitely return. You haven't bonded with the dog yet and it isn't worth the risk at all. 110% return. The dog could do good in a other situation but not a good fit for you.
04-14-2014 09:37 PM
gsdsar Welcome to the forum. I would search for topics on NILF and 2 week shutdown. You can google both of them as well.

It is a tough position you are in. I don't envy it. I would be contacting a trainer ASAP, not letting the dog near the kids, and thinking if returning to shelter. Your kids safety is paramount, but this dog has had zero time to adjust. If you cannot be sure that you can manage the dog 100% of the time, until you get some professional help, then I would return the dog.

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04-14-2014 09:31 PM
Nikitta Wow, I'm not sure what to tell you. I'm not sure I would risk my children to a dog that acts that way.
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