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08-02-2014 11:40 AM
RiverDan For as long as I can remember I've always wanted a GSD. Just had to wait for the right timing. Now I have two.
08-02-2014 03:50 AM
Alice13
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Originally Posted by A girl and her dog View Post
Before child: didn't give them much thought, I liked them, but was mostly neutral.

After child: scary!

Child no longer baby: love them. with caution.
You kind if remind me of my mother. She was terrified of dogs and wouldn't allow us near one when my brother and I were much younger.

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08-02-2014 03:46 AM
Alice13
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Originally Posted by GSTrainingAcademy View Post
Hi Alice13!

Well, first off, in general, I remember when I was young, I used to be afraid of dogs; especially stray dogs (yes, there are stray dogs on roads in many countries). Once, I watched several stray dogs chasing my brother (don't know what he did) which eventually ended up with my brother running to the top of the family car with the dogs barking furiously at him. I don't remember what happened next, I was probably about 7 years old.

But ever since we've had our family dog, I've learnt so much about dogs and I guess the process of owning and caring for a dog led me to start liking dogs. Soon after, that "like" became more like "love" which can be described as whenever I see any dogs, I would think to myself, "Wouldn't it be nice to own that dog ?"

As for German Shepherds, I think they are awesome (most notably, I have always associated them to be law enforcement dogs)! They are just so bright and intelligent! I've been curious about the whereabouts of the GS breed and have spent some time reading and writing about the history. It is actually quite interesting!

Cheers!
Wow that must have been traumatising for your brother. Even I experienced the same thing when I was younger and my brother and I had gone on a walk.
Writing as in writing a book??! That's great. Looking forward to reading your work someday.

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08-02-2014 02:24 AM
A girl and her dog Before child: didn't give them much thought, I liked them, but was mostly neutral.

After child: scary!

Child no longer baby: love them. with caution.
07-30-2014 12:35 AM
GSTrainingAcademy Hi Alice13!

Well, first off, in general, I remember when I was young, I used to be afraid of dogs; especially stray dogs (yes, there are stray dogs on roads in many countries). Once, I watched several stray dogs chasing my brother (don't know what he did) which eventually ended up with my brother running to the top of the family car with the dogs barking furiously at him. I don't remember what happened next, I was probably about 7 years old.

But ever since we've had our family dog, I've learnt so much about dogs and I guess the process of owning and caring for a dog led me to start liking dogs. Soon after, that "like" became more like "love" which can be described as whenever I see any dogs, I would think to myself, "Wouldn't it be nice to own that dog ?"

As for German Shepherds, I think they are awesome (most notably, I have always associated them to be law enforcement dogs)! They are just so bright and intelligent! I've been curious about the whereabouts of the GS breed and have spent some time reading and writing about the history. It is actually quite interesting!

Cheers!
07-26-2014 08:45 AM
scarfish i always hated dogs before february of 2013 when wife and i got our first dog. solely based on the number of times i had to walk past little dogs barking and nipping at my ankles while walking the neighborhood. wife begged me for years to get a dog, i always had a good excuse. first we rented part of my brother's house and his wife was anti-dog. then we got our own place that was like a japan sized apartment and the landlords almost didn't OK a cat. then we moved into a 2 family house where we have access to the backyard from our bedroom, have an extra bedroom and it's pretty spacious from what we were ever used to. my excuses were running few and all i had left was to say the landords wouldn't go for it. she called them and offered a $500 pet deposit to get one and they said yes. i thought my life was going to be miserable from then on out. i had to finally give in.

now 2 GSDs and i love dog especially. i have a fullfillment in my life i didn't have before. my wife was right all along.
07-21-2014 12:35 PM
SummerGSDLover I always wanted a GSD but the closest I got was a Rottweiler/Golden retriever mix. He was a big happy stupid dog. Lol. Used to chase rocks and got crotchety in old age but he was the dog I grew up with. After he passed away at 14, I decided to start doing research on breeders. I learned over a two year period what to say and what questions to ask and then my husband and I decided to save up money for a puppy. We only got to the $400 mark when some friends of ours told us there were German Shepherd puppies for sale near them in Portland. We made a call and went to see them. It was an oops litter from a couple with five children and year old dogs who were just thrown in the back together. "oops" my butt. But we found a puppy and took him home at seven weeks. Although I regret giving them any money for him, he is my heart dog. We are very bonded and do everything together. After he hits 18 months, we're going to start weight pulling to see if he likes it. If not, maybe another fun sport. He's a very dark black and tan saddle back and a very handsome boy. I feel very lucky to have him. So in short, I've always loved GSDs!
07-21-2014 11:54 AM
Daisy&Lucky's Mom Grew up w/ GSDs as dogs on a chain. At five I got to pick the GSD puppy we would keep my uncle's dog Taffy's litter. Jumper was GSD and lived for 16 years passing away when I was a senior in college. Grew up w/ Rex ,Prince ,Jumper(all outside on a chain) and finally Heinrich a stray that my adoptive parents found along the railroad track . He looked like a light sable and lived inside and went on car rides. So when you say dog I picture a German Shepherd.Enter Daisy in 2000. She was a rude awakening and a dream come true. I now have three at home all rescues. There is just something about a GSD that I cant imagine life w/out them.BTW all my shepherds live like Heinrich true princes and princesses.
07-16-2014 06:19 AM
Vodka
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I used to think they werent really a pet. Where I grew up, they weren't very common as a pet. Occasionally I would see one as a guard dog. And of course Their reputation as a police dog certainly made me think they were more dog than i could handle. I just wanted a pet. Just a normal average pet owner, not one to put a dog in the yard, but I'm not into revolving my life around a dog either. So I didn't really think about it much.
Then years later I wanted my own dog and looked into different breeds and saw people like me keeping them as pets. I just kept trying to learn more, but wasnt sure since I had no intention of showing or joining a training club. Tried to meet a few and just really was impressed by everything about them. Haven't looked back!
My uncle bought it to show off..
07-16-2014 12:11 AM
Vodka I hear they're super loyal and nice. I've seen my uncle's GSD but he wasn't properly cared for.
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