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post #71 of 76 (permalink) Old 07-24-2009, 09:19 PM
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Re: Best GSD Advice

get control early cause it is easier with a 25 pound pup than a 100 pound beast...repetition and patience...

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post #72 of 76 (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 10:03 PM
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Not sure if this is the place to post this ... I need some help regarding my nine month old GSD who loves to chew. Now, I understand they need to chew etc so I did make "other things available for him chew". However when I got home from work today...

Bear had helped himself to the arm of one of the chairs in the family room. I have a boy come in twice a day to play with the dogs and let them out. When I called the boy today I asked him how everything looked at home (meaning did Bear chew anything of mine). He told me that he (Bear, not the boy), had chewed something in the hallway but couldn't tell what. It turned out that Bear chewed a basket that contained his toys and chew things. But everything else according to the boy was fine.

It seems Bear does most of his chewing (destructive chewing) just before I get home.

I have given him all kinds of things to chew on ... I wonder if he is anxious that I am away?

Anyone else have a chewer and how did you address it with your GSD? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

I am thinking this may just be a bump in the road.


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Quote:how did you address it with your GSD?
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My puppy who is 6 months old absolutely loves everyone she comes in contact with. We are working with her on jumping up on people, but will she always stay so friendly towards people?
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Rocky is pretty much the same. He's 6 months old and just loves everyone who comes over and jumps up also. Working on that jumping thing is difficult.
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I have a lot of dog and puppy experience, so there isn't a lot of stuff I need help with, but this is my first GSD that is not a foster! So, I'd say the best advice I have gotten would have to be to GET one... people kept telling me that as much as I like an aloof sighthound, yet want the trainable, water loving, ball playing aspect of a dog like a Golden, that I should get a GSD- best of both worlds! Aloof and loyal like a sighthound- fun and trainable like a Golden. So far, it's holding true!

I'd have to second the socialize, socialize, socialize. I have heard this from many friends and GSD owners, and I agree. I can definitely see how my pup might end up too wary of strangers if I wasn't actively socializing him.

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