Walking - 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 01-01-2014, 07:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
loulabelle23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ireland
Posts: 112
Default Walking

Ok sooo maybe this is bit stupid but I have to ask does anyones gsd nod there head while walking I read that if this happen the dog has a problem

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
loulabelle23 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-01-2014, 10:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Mary Beth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
Posts: 2,741
Default

My Sting will nod a bit when I am walking him. I wouldn't worry unless there are other problems, like difficulty in walking.
__________________
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006
Mary Beth is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2014, 04:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
loulabelle23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ireland
Posts: 112
Default

Theres only that thing I spoke to u sbout mary

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
loulabelle23 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2014, 01:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
The Agility Rocks! Moderator
 
MaggieRoseLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
Posts: 26,627
Default

My dog's heads movc, here's a bunch of GSD's to watch

__________________
*****
MACH3 Bretta Lee Wildhaus MXG MJG MXF MFB TQX HIT CGC TC
Glory B Wildhaus AX, AXJ, XF
plus Miss Osin Blue Wildhaus

"Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have. ~ "--- Michael Bernhard, gratitude
MaggieRoseLee is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2014, 04:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Mary Beth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
Posts: 2,741
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by loulabelle23 View Post
Theres only that thing I spoke to u sbout mary

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
No need to worry. I didn't mean limping, but having difficulty walking like being dizzy or off balance. Now for fun - I suggest you watch Maggie's video with Jake - see if he reacts
__________________
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006
Mary Beth is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2014, 05:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
Master Member
 
David Taggart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 955
Default

Your dog walks head down because it is natural for him. The main tool for your dog to read the world is his nose, so he keeps his head closer to the ground, ready to start tracking some prey any minute (even if he never learned to track). It means he is relaxed. If he walks head up - something excites or worries him and he uses another tool besides that he sniffs the air - his ears. Show dogs go through a specific training to keep their heads up.
David Taggart is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2014, 08:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
Master Member
 
Sarah~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Posts: 806
Default

Eko keeps his head down when we walk, I read that is how GSDs naturally walk, with the head lowered and a sort of wolf-y stride. When Eko had pano and was limping, he would lift his head up and then down as he walked.
__________________
Mr. Eko 2/14/2012 - My first GSD and my little Romeo
Xena 11/30/12 - My first APBT and my little warrior princess
Sarah~ is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2014, 09:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
loulabelle23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ireland
Posts: 112
Default

Yeah sarah think jake has pano he doesnt constantly keep head down

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
loulabelle23 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2014, 09:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
Elite Member
 
SuperG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,913
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by David Taggart View Post
Your dog walks head down because it is natural for him. The main tool for your dog to read the world is his nose, so he keeps his head closer to the ground, ready to start tracking some prey any minute (even if he never learned to track). It means he is relaxed. If he walks head up - something excites or worries him and he uses another tool besides that he sniffs the air - his ears. Show dogs go through a specific training to keep their heads up.

This is what I have come to learn.....and observe.

SuperG
SuperG is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2014, 09:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
Master Member
 
Sarah~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Posts: 806
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by loulabelle23 View Post
Yeah sarah think jake has pano he doesnt constantly keep head down

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Is it like he holds it normally then lifts up when he puts weight on a certain leg? If so try to pay attention to which leg he is using when he lifts his head up. If it's like David describes I wouldn't worry, I am talking about a constant up down, up down, sort of walking. If I remember correctly when the head is coming up that is the leg they are lame in.

If you really think he has pano I would take him to the vet to be safe
__________________
Mr. Eko 2/14/2012 - My first GSD and my little Romeo
Xena 11/30/12 - My first APBT and my little warrior princess
Sarah~ is online now   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:
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 02:28 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum