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06-26-2014 10:25 AM
Nigel
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Originally Posted by armauro View Post
My dogs settle in the house for sure. Each wl and sl is a different dog alone as opposed to being in a pack never mind with another high drive dog- they feed off each others energy.
I would never have this many dogs if I was not retired and did not have the means to care for them properly. They are a handful to control in a pack- my wife can not do it as I am the pack leader. So yes they are a lot of work including grooming every other day. as she says they are your dogs.

Individually they are all trained very well and one is protection trained but it can and sometimes breaks down in a group setting.
This could improve as they mature. Our WL male has improved as he heads toward 2. His OB is still better by himself or amongst unknown dogs in training class than it is around our other dogs, around them he tends to flake a bit.
06-26-2014 05:10 AM
armauro My dogs settle in the house for sure. Each wl and sl is a different dog alone as opposed to being in a pack never mind with another high drive dog- they feed off each others energy.
I would never have this many dogs if I was not retired and did not have the means to care for them properly. They are a handful to control in a pack- my wife can not do it as I am the pack leader. So yes they are a lot of work including grooming every other day. as she says they are your dogs.

Individually they are all trained very well and one is protection trained but it can and sometimes breaks down in a group setting.
06-25-2014 10:03 PM
glowingtoadfly Skadi demand barks too!
06-25-2014 09:42 PM
onyx'girl
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Originally Posted by Lucy Dog View Post
People confuse "drive" and just plain old "hyperactive" all the time. They're two completely different things.
Yes, and yet it depends on how the dogs are managed. My dogs are fairly high drive. I don't kennel or crate them. If I did, I'd bet I would see a different dog when it comes to training. My dogs are not destructive nor do they have SA so crating is not necessary when they are unsupervised. Yet they still want to fetch, tug, swim, whatever when I walk thru the door. This video taken tonight was after we did fetch with positions, a bit of freedom then some real ob with heeling/retrieve/control on calling off a critter. Dog wants to work, play interact. And now asleep at my feet. Balance!
06-25-2014 09:31 PM
Lucy Dog
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Originally Posted by GSDElsa View Post
High drive dogs should still be able to settle!

My boy is snuggling on the hotel room bed with me right now.
People confuse "drive" and just plain old "hyperactive" all the time. They're two completely different things.
06-25-2014 09:31 PM
glowingtoadfly Mine is cuddled up on the couch.
06-25-2014 09:29 PM
GSDElsa High drive dogs should still be able to settle!

My boy is snuggling on the hotel room bed with me right now.
06-25-2014 09:23 PM
Lucy Dog My one year old working line boy has been a walk in the park since the day i got him. Definitely not lazy by any means and he does need his daily exercise. He turns it on quick when he knows it's acceptable to turn it on and he turns it off when it's time to calm down and settle. He's probably one of the easiest puppies/dogs I've ever owned.

It sounds like the OP just has a little too much on his/her plate.
06-25-2014 09:03 PM
glowingtoadfly 4 is a lot.
06-25-2014 07:53 PM
simba405 Oh wow I was half kidding. I didn't know the OP was actually this exasperated.

A dogs energy is going to be the same until it's old and Grey. Owning more than one high energy/drive dog can definitely take over your life. Fine line between your pets being fun and being a chore.
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