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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 07:01 AM
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Chadly, I'm on my second resuce. Had the first one for seven years. I was in an apartment when I adopted her. Make sure you introduce the dog to the maintenance guys as sometimes they forget and just come in and do maintenance. I crated my first one for about two months. She never got into anything so she was never in a crate after that. Maintenance guy and apartment staff loved her.

Just make sure you have time for the exercise. Neither of my dogs have any problem with 8-12 hours, although I doubt that is common. You might need to find a friend to help on the overtime days. We walk at least three times a day, every day of the year.

Best wishes. Heidi changed my life...hope your dog has adds to your life too!

Todd

Abby - Adopted 11 July 2011

Heidi - RIP (3 May 2011)
Run free little girl, you gave me the best seven years of my life.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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I think I'm pretty set on getting a GSD, I'm leaning more towards a male, as they seem to be more "laid back" but still need a routine and job to do. Thoughts?
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