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Old 01-17-2013, 04:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Here's a pic of the little guy

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Old 01-17-2013, 05:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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What a cutie!
How are things? Has he settled in any today?
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I would treat him like an 8 week old puppy - crated or leashed to you.

I would give him LOTS of exercise (a tired dog is a well behaved dog) and lots of mental stimulation.
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He is actually doing really really well. Better than expected. He and Addie are very rambunctious together and can't seem to leave eachother alone. That would be fine if it weren't for this horrible weather (been raining every day for a week and now sleeting) so they are stuck in the house except for potty breaks. He's only had one accident and that was my fault for not taking him out just after eating.

He is learning "sit" quickly and here's a pic of all three of them waiting patiently for a treat!
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Day 3 and he's doing great. My dogs have taught him so much more than I could have. He's already like a totally different puppy from when we first walked in the house. He has completely stopped jumping up on people! That was the most urgent problem. He's learning sit and now that the SUN is FINALLY shining we can go outside and PLAYYYYY!
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He is adorable. I would seriously consider him if you guys were closer I don't know how he won't be a foster failure, I just couldn't give him up...that is why I don't do fostering. I go back and forth between rescuing and going to a breeder for my next dog(it will be a male GSD) and I find myself really torn
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My husband, son (10 yrs) and daughter (7 years) say he is a permanent resident, LOL. However, they are not the ones who do most of the work!

My ONLY reservation (and it's a big one) is the amount of freaking hair we already have in our house. I know you guys understand. I've accepted it. I vacuum daily and brush my dogs, but the hair is always there. I wake up with hair, and I go to bed with hair. He still has his puppy coat now, but the thought of adding even more hair makes me physically ill!

We have decided to keep him 1 week and re-evaluate. I want the newness to wear off and everyone to see that it will be more work, items will be chewed and we will have a little landshark on our hands for quite a bit longer.

ETA: The way I know that I'm attached is that my husband mentioned someone at work who might be interested, and I got this panicked feeling and suddenly felt super protective, LOL. My heart rate went up and I started questioning about the guy and asking my husband why he thought this random guy would be good enough for our little pup. He said he felt the exact same way and he knew immediately after he told the guy about our pup that he wasn't getting him...
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My husband, son (10 yrs) and daughter (7 years) say he is a permanent resident, LOL. However, they are not the ones who do most of the work!

My ONLY reservation (and it's a big one) is the amount of freaking hair we already have in our house. I know you guys understand. I've accepted it. I vacuum daily and brush my dogs, but the hair is always there. I wake up with hair, and I go to bed with hair. He still has his puppy coat now, but the thought of adding even more hair makes me physically ill!

We have decided to keep him 1 week and re-evaluate. I want the newness to wear off and everyone to see that it will be more work, items will be chewed and we will have a little landshark on our hands for quite a bit longer.

So what your saying is that you will fall in love with him and he now has a forever home
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Not a Forever home..... a FURever home!

(BTW- Honeywell air purifier..... helps a lot)
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Bahaha, love the smilie. I can't say yet.. If the PERFECT person came along who had major GSD experience, no young children (under 5), didn't work, financially secure, willing to let me into their home on a daily basis to check on him.. LMAO hmmm...
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