|05-01-2015 10:57 AM|
|SusiQ||They just don't live long enough....|
|04-28-2015 02:50 PM|
|newlie||Knowing that your time with them is so short and that you will probably outlive them. When I see the first grey on their muscle or the first time I notice that they are a little stiff when they get up from a nap, I feel a catch in my heart.|
|04-28-2015 02:39 PM|
At the moment the hardest part of owning my gsd Stryker (12wks old) is keeping her from destroying my furniture. Other than that she is a riot! My 5yr mutt She-Ra is perfect dog, I can't think of anything she does wrong and is truly mans best friend. I am sure Stryker will come around (hopefully soon!) and will bring us just as much joy as She-Ra! [IMG][/IMG]
|04-28-2015 10:03 AM|
Draven gets salmon oil pills, Solid Gold Seameal, Vitamin E supplement pills and digestive enzyme pills.
|04-27-2015 05:30 PM|
Aside from the goodbye (Which for us was sudden with our GSD)
For us it was travel. Trying to fit all four kids, luggage, and the dog crate in the van I'd pretend I learned to pack lighter, but we just bought a hitch and trailer so I can take everything!
|04-01-2015 03:42 PM|
The hardest part about owning a dog for me would probably saying Good-Bye and knowing you will not see them again. Or they won't be waiting for you to come home each day.. Hard to think about for me, Thankfully i have a VERY long time with my girl <3
Other than that, not really sure lol. I love everything about owning a dog; and honestly I never complain about the millions of hairs that are floating around my house right now because she is shedding like crazy; or all the toy's that are laying everywhere so i can step on them (and I just have 1 dog, no kids), or the wet, muddy paws jumping in the backseat of my car, the wonderful nose art on the windows.. The list could go on and on lol But one day; I will miss all of these things. So therefore I do not complain and I will gladly clean it up, each and every single day
|04-01-2015 03:35 PM|
I didn't just let anybody pet Dixie when she was a puppy; because of the bad habit's some people have around puppy's. When you socialize your puppy, it's not all about having people touching your dog. You can socialize him by taking him out and about, around other people, animals etc. It helps them learn how they are supposed to act in stores, at the park and what not. And ultimately makes for a well rounded dog
Good Luck with your puppy!!! Just gotta tell people to back off when you don't want them around your puppy! lol
|03-26-2015 01:22 PM|
I totally get this ! My boyfriend is always saying that our new puppy is a "bad dog" I continually have to say no.. he is a good dog he just isn't a good human. It's hard sometimes because he wants Wick to behave in human ways before he had been trained...I mean he is being a puppy it is just what they do!! Not to mention no dog is "bad" just because they do certain things that other humans may not like!!
|03-26-2015 01:10 PM|
Hi I just read your info graphic! I thought it was great! I like many other first time puppy owners jumped into being a gsd mommy thinking that it would be hard but not realizing HOW hard! I think that the infographic does a good job touching on these subjects but it might be more helpful to mention just how much time and effort goes into a well trained dog. When I heard "time" and "effort" and "patience" before I got Wick I had a very typical sense of the word, but it turned out that instead I needed "TIME" "EFFORT" "PATIENCE" yes with capitols because I lucked out and got a handsome, fearless, stubborn, smarty pants that like to run the show I say lucked out because these traits lead to a puppy that rarely barks, and is friendly with people right off the bat because he is confident. However they lead to many other issues. I love love love that your educating us "dummies" and I am headed to read the rest of your articles right now Thank you so much, I wish I read these before so I knew what was ahead for me!!
Ps as a side note I was very lucky because I am a stay at home "wife" so I am able to spend the many many hours it takes to exercise and train and bond with Wick...I can't imagine what it would be like if he ended up at a home with people working 9-5 and children to supervise!!
|03-26-2015 01:01 PM|
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