GSD do not like being petted?
Just curious -- does your GSD puppy like being petted?
I have a 3.5 month old female and while she seems to enjoy getting a rub down by me once in a while, it only seems like she tolerates.
With anyone else, including family members, she'll either let them do it for a few seconds before walking away, or just walks away without even letting them pet her.
As part of socialization, I've fed her treats when she allows people to pet her. As a result, she now seems to seek people out for a quick pet during our walks, then looks to me for a treat.