|05-15-2014 07:01 PM|
|llombardo||I go to a different club(in Illinois) and the dogs there are pretty well behaved. There are a few that are aggressive, but not many. My dogs are always watching their surroundings, they don't bark unless absolutely necessary and noise doesn't bother them. I don't know where either of them come from but they are perfect examples of what a GSD should be. I don't want a dog that will stare another dog down, that is nothing but them looking for trouble. A nicely trained GSD will focus on its owner and if they feel they don't trust a person they might watch them until they feel the threat is gone.|
|05-15-2014 06:48 PM|
|05-15-2014 06:47 PM|
Why would a dog need to "think about it" while training in a place where everything is secure? Dog believes everything in this world is ready to kill it? To each their own I guess...
Stick around, learn what makes a dominant/guard dog, I'm not surprised about how you feel after going to Tops...you'll find a lot of mixed reviews about them in our area.
|05-15-2014 06:42 PM|
|ana lucy hernandez|
|05-15-2014 06:40 PM|
|ana lucy hernandez||I don't know. Wendy was never around kids. She knows how to behave around them, but she's not too happy with so much noise!!|
|05-15-2014 06:29 PM|
|05-15-2014 06:27 PM|
|ana lucy hernandez||You know, you learn by experience. It's weird, but whenever I've gone to Tops and one Wendy's siblings are there, I can always tell! They're all aggressive (though trained) and don't take "garbage" from anyone!! Though Wendy melts in her trainer's hands!!|
|05-15-2014 06:24 PM|
|ana lucy hernandez||
Hi, thanks for asking. Though Wendy is extremely sweet with us, she's always on guard. When we walk, though she stays by my side and obeys...you can tell that she is watching for danger. Where some dogs just walk and enjoy themselves sniffing, Wendy does that, but she keeps one eye peeled to anyone approaching us.
It's hard to explain. Kelly, her trainer, who is also a breeder noticed it when she first evaluated her before we began training. By the way, we went to Tops in Grayslake! What a place!!! Wendy was "put" through a gauntlet of K9's. She went to her full height, her hair bristled and she stared four down. One actually went #1 while standing there!
While training, Kelly noticed that she was very dominant. Though she obeyed, you could tell that she was "thinking about it."
I've met Wendy's half sisters, and brother. They all have the same attitude. Strong, protective and can stare any dog down. I love her and she's my baby, but she's incredibly strong willed. It's good, it keeps me on my toes with training. All of her siblings have gone on to win Schutzhund trials. Her father Santo Von der Neuen Welt is a champion.
These dogs are not meant to play with children. I could go on an on, but I think I've explained as much as I can.
I love our area, I'm right by Lake Arlington.
|05-14-2014 11:49 AM|
What is your definition of alpha/guard dog? What are you seeing in the dog that makes you think that?
BTW...I grew up in Buffalo Grove!
|05-14-2014 11:42 AM|
|huntergreen||sound advice. one must learn about the different types of gsd and choose one that fits your life style.|
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