Need Some Heavy Duty Advice Quick! - Page 3 - 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 11-05-2012, 12:24 PM   #21 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Mary Beth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
Posts: 2,329
Default

How is your adult GSD reacting? Is he trying to get away from the puppy when she approaches him? Does he turn his back to her or sit or ignore her? If he does that - does she stop?
__________________
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006
Mary Beth is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-07-2012, 09:47 PM   #22 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
MchaelS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 31
Arrow

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mary Beth View Post
How is your adult GSD reacting? Is he trying to get away from the puppy when she approaches him? Does he turn his back to her or sit or ignore her? If he does that - does she stop?
Most of the time he kind of backs up if she comes at him from the front. He doesn't ignore her, no, I think he's still trying to figure out what in blazes is going on.

Which leads me to my next series of questions.

1-For those of you who have been in this situation, about how long does it take on average, before the two dogs start getting use to one another?

2-When the pup goes after the adult dog, do we merely hold her back and try to divert her attention? Do we correct her in some manner?

The pup seems to be settling down a little. She is barking about half the time when Zeke walks by her crate, and she can stroll right by him in the house or whatever and ignore him about half of the time also. Several times now both dogs have been laying down, Xena in her crate and Zeke outside about five feet away, calm, cool, collected, just glancing at one another from time to time. I am taking this as a good sign.

Mike
__________________
Ezekial Romulas AKC GSD
Xena von Mila GSD
MchaelS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-08-2012, 07:39 AM   #23 (permalink)
Moderator
 
JakodaCD OA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Old Lyme, CT USA
Posts: 20,256
Default

sometimes dogs view their crates as "theirs", so it doesn't surprise when a dog crated goes "off" on another dog within close proximity.

She's 3 months old, so around 1 weeks? I would be correcting her for going 'off' on him or bad behaviors, redirect as well if it's not working, well you need to 'up' what your doing..I'd be telling her to "KNOCK IT OFF"..and / or "LEAVE IT"..
__________________
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 11-08-2012, 09:45 PM   #24 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
MchaelS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 31
Default

Zeke and Xena actually went nose to nose today and were very calm. Only when there was an outside stimulas (this time it was my bro-in-law ringing the doorbell) got Zeke barking and that set Xena off, barking and lunging at him a bit. Presently they are both sleeping, Xena on her back in her crate and Zeke not too far away.

Would Xena be considered an "agressive" dog or would she have to show the same trait towards humans. Does anyone have any links to aggressive puppy training?

Mike
__________________
Ezekial Romulas AKC GSD
Xena von Mila GSD
MchaelS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-08-2012, 10:48 PM   #25 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Gharrissc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 3,112
Default

I haven't read through the other posts,so this may have been brought up already.The shelter should have had you bring your dog first to meet the puppy,but since she is already home I would start all over with neutral ground. Introducing the dogs in a neutral area is a lot less threatening than just putting a new dog together with the resident dog. I would also stop letting them hash things out for themselves.
Gharrissc is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2012, 09:06 PM   #26 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Mary Beth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
Posts: 2,329
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MchaelS View Post
Zeke and Xena actually went nose to nose today and were very calm. Only when there was an outside stimulas (this time it was my bro-in-law ringing the doorbell) got Zeke barking and that set Xena off, barking and lunging at him a bit. Presently they are both sleeping, Xena on her back in her crate and Zeke not too far away.

Would Xena be considered an "agressive" dog or would she have to show the same trait towards humans. Does anyone have any links to aggressive puppy training?

Mike
They both are making wonderful progress in short time. Your Zeke is doing great with her. I think Xena is just an excited puppy and has gone through a lot of adjustments. I wouldn't be concerned about any aggression issues.
__________________
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006
Mary Beth is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2012, 12:41 PM   #27 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
MchaelS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 31
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mary Beth View Post
They both are making wonderful progress in short time. Your Zeke is doing great with her. I think Xena is just an excited puppy and has gone through a lot of adjustments. I wouldn't be concerned about any aggression issues.
Do I have to worry about Zeke, at some point in the future, having to do the dominance thing with Xena? He's neutered, but I don't know if that makes any difference or not.

Also, I've noticed some "different" behavior in Zeke that may have been triggered with Xena's presence, in that he appears to be "humping" objects more , most notably his bed. Despite being neutered, is this normal?

Xena still has a tendency to do a crazy lunge at Zeke once in a while but she only barks at him, again occasionally, when she's in her crate. While turning to lock our front door after bringing her in one night, I was surprised to find Xena, up on her rear legs, just laying on Zeke's huge head as he stood there with his head lowered. It took me a moment to digest what I was seeing as the light was low in the hallway. But neither dog was growling, or nipping, or freaked out by the proximity. An hour latter they were bitching at one another about something. Oi.........
__________________
Ezekial Romulas AKC GSD
Xena von Mila GSD
MchaelS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2012, 05:23 PM   #28 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Mary Beth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
Posts: 2,329
Default

They both seem to be doing well. Zeke is still a young dog (not even 4 yet) and the humping is probably excitement. My Aussie who was neutered did that. He has had a lot to adjust to. That would have made a cute photo of Zena on the big dog's head. You may still get a chance yet :-)
__________________
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006
Mary Beth is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2012, 10:57 PM   #29 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
MchaelS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 31
Default

I've noticed that Xena appears to be pretty succeptable to noise and actions around her. I don't remember Zeke being this way, but then he was our only dog at the time. Too much outside stimulas and Xena goes a little wacko. I am assuming this is normal?

Actually had both dogs tugging on each end of a play rope today. Didn't last too long as I think the "hey that's mine" kid mentality kicked in and they started yelling at each other....
__________________
Ezekial Romulas AKC GSD
Xena von Mila GSD
MchaelS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-11-2012, 08:03 AM   #30 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,356
Default

I suggest to exercise Xena enough so that she is too tired for tantrums. A tired puppy is a good puppy.
RebelGSD 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 07:24 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