I understand 100% and it is good to have someone mirror my thoughts and feelings about my GSD.
Makes me feel less nuts, LOL!
My wife thinks I'm nuts with Grim, too. This is the only shepherd I've had that she doesn't interact with too much. I think maybe she's just leaving him to me, which is OK. My kids think I'm nuts, and I think they're jealous too. I'm glad I'm not alone as well.
WOW, where did the puppy go? OK, admit it, you drugged him to get him to lie down just so you could take the picture!!!! Just the NOT moving in itself shows he's growing up ... look ma - see, I CAN stay still for more than 15 seconds!!!
LOL! I think that's the biggest clue that he's growing up... that he's now able to be calm for short periods in the house! I swear, we didn't drug him, lol! He has been wearing himself out playing in the snow a lot, though.
He LOVES his kennel, and has since the day I got him. He was SOO high energy that the only place he'd lay down was in his kennel. Now it's become more of a habit, I think. This was the 3rd time since I got him that he's closed his eyes outside of his kennel. Now he's learned to whine when he's tired to get his treat and go in his kennel.
I'm really happy that he's found his 'off switch' in the house. I figured he would at some point. It was a real 'ride', though, to get to this point!
To show you what a nutter I am: I ask my husband to please take out the dog, and then when they are about to walk by me, I take the leash from my husband and say, "It's OK, I'll take him."
Today we all went for a nice brunch, there were 12 of us (visiting family) and all I could think of was that Hans missed his play and exercise session with me.
On Christmas I got so sick with such a high fever that I had to go to the ER. I spent the next few days mostly sleeping. The day I got sick, Hans planted himself by my bed and there he stayed, after sniffing me and looking positively alarmed.
I know training books do say "Your dog doesn't love you," but if it isn't love, whatever it is they give is very soul-soothing.