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post #91 of 292 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 07:35 AM
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We have a 9 year old (last November) purebred/non-registered, female (spayed) Basset Hound named Daisy. She was a birthday present for my son, and we brought her home when she was 10 weeks old. She tripped over her own ears for the first six months.

On the first day we brought Ranger home, I thought for sure that he would establish dominance, due to his gender and physical size. He is already much taller than Daisy, but the Basset has him by about 25 pounds (60 +/- pounds to his 35 pounds). I misjudged both dogs' abilities to determine age and respect for elders. Daisy established dominance in the first few hours.

Over the next several days she would growl and snarl at Ranger if he got close. She even gave him at least two "bites" on the neck. I somewhat understand the "language," and realize there was no intention to cause physical harm, though. I do not get between the two of them. They have to work it out on their own. The adult BH has to teach the young GSD what is acceptable and what is not in our "pack."

A week into this, Ranger still attempts to play, but usually Daisy wants nothing to do with it. Although, I have seen them sharing a long rope tug a few times. It's neat to watch Ranger follow Daisy all over the back yard for 30 minutes, then come back to the porch and guard her.

We also have a 7 year old, domestic long hair cat. She is so easy going that she barely wakes up when Ranger's nose is two inches away and he is barking up a storm at her. The cat has hissed a few times, but never swatted. I really wish she had, because it would have made my work much easier. A good swat or two with those claws on his puppy nose would have gotten the point across quickly.

Instead, I have made up several rattle bottles (with the aid of my 2 year old daughter) and placed them throughout the house. Now when we see Ranger bothering the cat, or doing anything else that is unacceptable, we just give one of the bottles a shake and he stops immediately. Well, almost immediately. Sometimes we have to be a little more stern with the rattle when his attention is on the cat.

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post #92 of 292 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 09:56 PM
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Right now, it's just Finn the Wonder Pup. He's 5 and he's a White GSD. We lost our Tri-Colored Collie in September. Outside of him, we have three cats, a bird, and a bunch of fish.

RIP Sebastian, Baby, Cheyenne, Baxter. Gone but never forgotten.

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post #93 of 292 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 01:10 AM
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I am the proud parent of an 11 month old GSD, Diablo, a 6 year old GSD, Gus, and a 6 year old GSD/pit bull mix Mocha. Of course the small female bosses around the big boys.
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post #94 of 292 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 12:14 PM
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I have the pleasure of owning a rhodesian ridgeback male 5yr , gsd female will turn 2 on Easter ,rat terrier male 7 yr, and the princess yorkie 8yr.
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post #95 of 292 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 12:32 PM
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So what breeds of dogs do you have?

Our little pack:

Gizmo...6 yr old Papillon
Karma...5 yr old Dogo Argentino
Rommel...4 yr old Rottie
Zen...1 yr old Dogo Argentino
Nero...12 week old German Shepherd (champagne)

Fenix..4 yr old long hair CatDog

Sebastian..13 yr old Timneh African Grey Parrot

One big happy family!! 😸

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post #96 of 292 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 12:44 PM
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Ranger our 9 month old male GSD
Buzz our 11 year old, 80 lb., Australian Shepherd

I am in charge. Ranger is happy to fill the void in my absence (or in my presence if I let him).
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post #97 of 292 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 10:27 PM
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Shepherds, one pitt, one wolf and a weenie dog
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post #98 of 292 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 10:30 PM
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almost forgot one beagle too
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post #99 of 292 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 10:34 PM
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I live with 3 dogs; Sam the 8 1/2 month old German Shepherd(of course), Hanna the 5 year old yellow Labrador Retriever and Scrappy the 6 year old Retriever/Shepherd mix(my boyfriend's family dog). I'd get another dog eventually if I could, most likely a purebred show Golden Retriever.

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18 month old male GSD who rules everything he sees.
4-5 year old female Great Dane who recently moved out with my daughter
9 month old female Leonberger who just came home yesterday.

We big dogs at my house.
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