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05-05-2014 06:54 PM
zyppi
05-05-2014 05:49 PM
Harry and Lola
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Originally Posted by SuperG View Post
Does anyone have a GSD named "Fluffy" ?

SuperG
LOl now there's a thought!

I once knew a GSD called Princess, I used to cringe everytime the owner called her by name.
05-05-2014 04:24 PM
Tratkins I am a very extroverted, fun, easy going person but I knew when I chose a GSD that I would have to "talk the talk and walk the walk" when it came to his training. multiple friends of mine have made comments like "she is serious about her dog now" and "how much time DO you spend training him?" and "How many weeks does he have left for training" (when he is no longer breathing of course). That is followed up with "your dog is so gentle with my baby and great with kids" so I hope one day they understand that those two things go together and won't belittle me over it.

I am a stay at home mother and both of my children are school age, but I walk every morning with friends who bring their children in strollers (I bring my dog and use it as a training opportunity). Samson (dog) has been nothing but gentle with them all and will lick their little toes and lay by their strollers while we chat at the end. I had one mom say last week, "Maybe you can come train my dog. I would never be able to bring him on a walk like this." My dog is 5 months. So I guess I am serious when it comes to him, but not in general.
05-05-2014 03:42 PM
DixieGSD I dont think im a very serious person. I laugh, joke and am pretty friendly. But when it comes to my dog, yes I'm a serious person. We have a ton of fun training but i do expect her to do what is asked of her, and i guess expect her to act a Certian way when were out and about. And i do get comments about being to serious with her, but what they dont understand is she'll take advantage and run with it, so i can't let up on her lol shes a very testy girl haha
05-05-2014 11:41 AM
Chip18
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Originally Posted by Msmaria View Post
Wouldnt know. All my friends either own labs, golden retrievers, great danes or pugs. I did have one guy tell me he didnt like german shepherd owners because they are arrogant and rude. I asked him to give me one reason why he thought that. He told me about an incident where a german shepherd and his owner was off leash on a trail and as they passed by with his wifes small dog the german shepherd tried to bite his small dog. The german shepherd owner just kept walking while his dog was trying to get to the small dog. After he picked up his dog he told the german shepherd owner to control his dog and he was told that if his little dog was afraid of big dogs to keep him home.
Well sadly crap like that gives GSD's a bad name! The little dog owner was right of course, I would not tolerate that kind of crap from my guy.
05-05-2014 10:12 AM
fredh I would consider myself to be both serious and committed when it comes to my GSD. The more effort you put into something the better the reward.
05-05-2014 08:46 AM
onyx'girl
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Originally Posted by ApselBear View Post
I'd say this board seems much more serious than it really is. Seems to me that 99% are just here for helpful info and sharing pics of GSD's, it's the 1%-ers, the blowhards, Debbie-downers, and holierthanthou's that are overly outspoken and give this board a much more serious tone, because they get involved in convos that don't really need their input and drag the rest of down into correction mode, I mean debate

Naturally every dog owner of any breed will get serious when it comes to dog reactivity, bites, and illness/injury.

If you're interested in my mindset, I fall into the light-hearted smart-ass category and don't mind getting the blowhards all riled up.
I don't see the board as you do.
I think certain subjects need to be treated seriously. There is a reason that most of us do have passion and don't take lightly the way the breed is headed.
So, do your smart ass comments fall into the bolded category? lol
05-05-2014 08:24 AM
LaRen616
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Originally Posted by Cara Fusinato View Post
I read this board and it is SO serious and people call it like they see it. Kind of aggressive like.
I am one of those people, the women in my family are more aggressive then the men, we all call it like we see it and we usually don't back down.

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Originally Posted by Freestep View Post
I personally can't stand the unicorns and rainbows stuff; when I go for information and discussion and learning, I don't want to wade through a bunch of fluff. When I want fluffy chat I go to the fluffy chat room.

I guess that is part of me being a serious person.
I HATE the unicorns and rainbow crap that goes on here. If I think something is wrong then I will point it out.
05-05-2014 08:09 AM
LaRen616 My GSD is loving towards everyone, silly, fun, very social, very friendly, very smart, easy to train and gets along with other dogs, cats, kids and adults. He loves kids. He is only serious when it comes to guarding his yard or when he is trying to keep me safe.

I am only loving towards people I like, I can be fun but mostly I am really funny, I am silly and I don't like to take things seriously unless I absolutely have to. I am not that friendly, I am not very smart lol, I am definitely not easy to train, I am more like a Siberian Husky "what's in it for me." I don't get along with people, especially children but I am excellent with dogs and cats. If I call you my friend then I am loyal to you, I will do anything for you and I will always have your back even when you are in the wrong. I am fiercely protective of my animals and of my loved ones. If you are not my friend then I can be a terrible enemy. Once you are on my poop list, you most likely will stay there. I also can be incredibly mean, I stick up for the underdog but anyone else is fair game. It's not a great quality to have but it runs in my family, my sister and mom are the same way.
05-04-2014 11:32 PM
Blitzkrieg1 Im always full of laughter and butterflies..
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