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Powerfulmind 01-28-2014 07:56 PM

I have chihuahuas. And I raised them to be the quietest most not shivery chihuahuas I've ever met. I'm new to the GSD breed tho. Has anyone found a good method to raise them? I'm trying to avoid raising an anxious dog. I want to start a strong foundation for a happy healthy dog. We don't have him yet, but he's a white shepherd.. If that matters.

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DutchKarin 01-28-2014 09:33 PM

Start with good breeding. The parents will tell you a lot about the genetic temperament. Then reasonably socialize. Go find the thread on Rethinking Early Socialization. Some great information there. Get into classes and hook up with a trainer that hopefully has some GSD or similar experience. Don't act anxious around the dog. Positive reinforcement works great with these smart breeds. Be flexible and have a sense of humor.


MaggieRoseLee 01-28-2014 11:20 PM

Key to start is as DutchKarin mentioned, doing all the hours (day?) of research to find the best breeder that has dogs with the stable confident temperament we all want. --->

After that, alot of the burden is on us to raise a happy and confident puppy with appropriate training (dog classes) and socialization.

Good luck! And read thru those links.

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