Low Energy GSD - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-24-2012, 11:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
cowgirlteach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Walden, CO
Posts: 148
Default 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!
__________________
_____________________________________________
Diane

Ruger ~ 4/20/2012

Kiah ~ 4/23/2009 ~ Australian cattle dog
cowgirlteach is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-24-2012, 11:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
selzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denmark, Ohio
Posts: 24,203
Default

Are you looking to make a trade?
__________________
Arwen, CD RN CGC
Whitney, RN CGC
Tori, RN CGC

Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC
Gretta
Hepzibah & Hannah
selzer is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2012, 11:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Lucy Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 6,760
Default

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

What lines is he?
Lucy Dog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2012, 12:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
Master Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: CA, US
Posts: 843
Default

Do you want to borrow mine for couple days and I borrow your's? I can use a break...
Bear L is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2012, 02:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,832
Default

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.
__________________
Elaine and the herd
Elaine is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2012, 07:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
cliffson1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,241
Default

cliffson1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2012, 08:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
Moderator
 
JakodaCD OA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Old Lyme, CT USA
Posts: 20,279
Default

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?)

I have had 1 couch potatoe, but then again, it was my husbands dog so they were a perfect match
__________________
Diane

Danger Danger vom Kleinen Hain aka Masi
"Angel" Jakoda's Bewitchen Sami CD OA OAJ OAC NGC OJC RS-O GS-N JS-O TT HIC CGC
"Angel" Steinwald's Four x Four CGC HIC TT
Harmonyhill's Hy Jynx NA NAJ NAC NJC RS-N JS-N HIC
"Angel" Jakoda's Jagged Edge
JakodaCD OA is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2012, 02:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
jae
Master Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: IA
Posts: 701
Default

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.
jae is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2012, 02:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: ontario -
Posts: 7,632
Default

what does this puppy do to make you think it is low energy. Is is lethargic , depressed, or just not interested in engaging .
carmspack is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2012, 02:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Freestep's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Posts: 5,985
Default

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?
Freestep is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:11 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com