Recently found lost GSD... Need Help!
Hey guys, I am new to this forum. A beautiful female German Shepherd found her way to my house yesterday afternoon and wouldn't leave. I have over a quarter acre of fenced in yard, so instead of immediately taking her to the pound, we put her in the backyard. After visiting the local animal shelter to create a found dog report, as well as check to see if she was micro-chipped, along with posting a bulletin at our local grocery store community bulletin board and checking Craigslist for lost dog posts, we've discovered, as of now, no one is looking for her. She's incredibly dirty and definitely not well taken care of as her nails are so very long and overgrown. The shelter seemed to think she was about 5 years old. Tomorrow we're taking her to the vet to get her a wellness exam and as well as check and on vaccinations to make sure she's physically okay (she looks great). We've decided to hold on to her for the time being, but I've always had labs and never GSD's. Wondering best practices in caring for them... She's not well trained... is trying to teach her some new things at 5 too difficult? Any suggestions on how to do that? Really, any info on caring for this beautiful lady would be wonderful. We've been wanting another dog, just not in this way, but clearly, the doggy God's had other plans so we're willing to care for her as long as we need to. Just any info on caring for a rescued, adult GSD would be wonderful!