German Shepherd & "Work"
Can you share how your German Shepherd's desire "to work" would manifest itself if your GSD felt he/she did not have a "job" to perform?
For example, I take walks around town with my 4.5 month old puppy right now, have her do occasional exercise with other dogs 2 days a week, and do obedience training in short spurts throughout the day with her. So basically, I lead a fairly calm and relaxed lifestyle without a lot of the massive hiking/trekking that others seem to engage in.
How would the average GSD react to this type or regimen in the long-run?
And would having her carry my stuff around in a backpack (once she is older) allow her to feel like she is "working"? I bought a Kyjen hound pack so I was thinking about having her walk around with an empty one for now just to get her used to it.