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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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Low Energy GSD

So I was wondering if anyone else has low energy GSDs? I requested a medium energy pup from my breeder, but definitely have a low energy pup.

He's been checked by the vet and goes again in a week for last round of shots. He is a cuddler and loves his bed.

I love my boy but was not expecting him to be so mellow!


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He still might come out of his shell and get more active as he matures.

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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-25-2012, 12:20 AM
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Do you want to borrow mine for couple days and I borrow your's? I can use a break...
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The low energy dog makes a much better pet as they aren't as demanding of your time as a high energy dog. Enjoy him.

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it looks like he's only 4 months old? I guess he'll be what he'll be.

If he's ok medically, well maybe as he ages he'll pick up the pace?)

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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-25-2012, 02:19 PM
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Ever since I had my 6mo, he's for the most part totally fine and mellow in the house, and even if we skip walks or exercise in general. It's sort of like he realizes the house isn't anywhere to get his energy out, and I've reinforced that... I take him out at least once in the morning and or evening to do what ever. As long as he is out once every 24 hours, he does fine and doesn't get hyper.

Though, I do always substitute obedience in place of a skipped session.

He makes a lot of people jealous, it makes you realize that low energy is a really good thing. He gets it going when it matters.
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what does this puppy do to make you think it is low energy. Is is lethargic , depressed, or just not interested in engaging .
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What Carmspack said. Does he like to go for walks or chase a ball, or do these things not interest him? Is he eating well? Growing well? How is his attitude... does he seem friendly and happy, just mellow? Or does he seem indifferent to people and things around him? Does he ever get scared? When he moves, does he move in a loose, relaxed fashion, or does he walk stiffly?
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