puppy shying away - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 24
puppy shying away

My little guy (emerson) is about 9 weeks old, and my girlfriends family came to visit us in my home for thanksgiving. they have a miniature beagle who seems real moody toward other dogs.

when the beagle first came in emerson went up to sniff her and the beagle immediately got mad and growled very deeply. since this emerson won't go anywhere near her and avoids her.

is this correctable or is he more inherently passive? eventually i want to take him to the dog park once he's vaccinated and be able to get along with other dogs!

forgive my lack of knowledge on this!
josephluplow is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 08:23 PM
Crowned Member
 
allieg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NH
Posts: 4,410
Re: puppy shying away

He is probably sensing the attitude of the beagle and is keeping his distance.If he does it to friendly dogs then he needs to build up to full meeting and always keep it positive.I wouldn't push it with this dog because a negative experience will be hard to get past.

Allie owned by:

Athena 5/4/08
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Lexi 6/1/07 Puggle of some sort

allieg is offline  
post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 08:24 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sask Canada
Posts: 187
Re: puppy shying away

LOL...... he is a puppy! Give him a break. In a few months the beagle will running! He is shy and just a baby!!! Tell GSD it is ok and support him!
Deux is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 08:26 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sask Canada
Posts: 187
Re: puppy shying away

My GSD"S hid in their kennel at that age when door bell rang. A few weeks later they needed a good a look and growl at door when the door bell rang. They are just babies in a new home and new people, they are a bit wary of everything.
Deux is offline  
post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 08:26 PM
Crowned Member
 
allieg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NH
Posts: 4,410
Re: puppy shying away

If he is afraid don't pamper him though.He'll feed off it and think it is OK to be scared.

Allie owned by:

Athena 5/4/08
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Lexi 6/1/07 Puggle of some sort

allieg is offline  
post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 08:35 PM
Master Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Gettysburg,PA
Posts: 877
Re: puppy shying away

I do not understand this obsession that people have with having their dogs around other dogs. Can someone please explain this to me? My dog is MY friend, he plays with ME, he works for ME, why is it necessary or beneficial for him to want to play with other dogs? Somebody please explain this to me.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Art

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Zahnburg is offline  
post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 08:35 PM
Knighted Member
 
Jason L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 3,004
Re: puppy shying away

Ike is going through this right now with other dogs. It's a baby puppy thing. I wasn't careful a few days ago and my neighbor's big boxer (friendly) ran towards him and that put a scare in Ike. Since then I've been more cautious in managing his doggy interaction. Right now he is comfortable with looking at dogs across the street so that's where we'll stay for a week or so before moving closer. Don't baby the pup but also don't put him in situation where he is going to freak out. A little stress is okay. He will overcome it and be more confident because of it. Too much stress is not good and will set his development back.
Jason L is offline  
post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 08:37 PM
Crowned Member
 
allieg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NH
Posts: 4,410
Re: puppy shying away

Quote:
Originally Posted By: ZahnburgI do not understand this obsession that people have with having their dogs around other dogs. Can someone please explain this to me? My dog is MY friend, he plays with ME, he works for ME, why is it necessary or beneficial for him to want to play with other dogs? Somebody please explain this to me.
For me it isn't a play thing, it is just to tolerate them.If they don't or can't tolerate them it makes it hard to do things with them,especially if they become aggressive for what ever reason.

Allie owned by:

Athena 5/4/08
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Lexi 6/1/07 Puggle of some sort

allieg is offline  
post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 08:41 PM
Knighted Member
 
Jason L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 3,004
Re: puppy shying away

Quote:
Originally Posted By: ZahnburgI do not understand this obsession that people have with having their dogs around other dogs. Can someone please explain this to me? My dog is MY friend, he plays with ME, he works for ME, why is it necessary or beneficial for him to want to play with other dogs? Somebody please explain this to me.
Agreed. After thinking about it, my Ike will be following the "look, don't touch" policy when it comes to other dogs.
Jason L is offline  
post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 08:54 PM
Crowned Member
 
sagelfn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,742
Re: puppy shying away

Quote:
Originally Posted By: ZahnburgI do not understand this obsession that people have with having their dogs around other dogs. Can someone please explain this to me? My dog is MY friend, he plays with ME, he works for ME, why is it necessary or beneficial for him to want to play with other dogs? Somebody please explain this to me.
humans can't play with dogs the way dogs can play with each other...have you ever seen 2 dogs playing together..they are SO happy...that is why its good for them.

-Brandi


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
6-5-09

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
sagelfn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you socialize a puppy AND keep him away from germs like Parvo? Germanshepherdlova Development & Socialization 9 05-19-2011 01:07 AM
puppy crying when im away AussieGuy General Puppy Stuff 5 12-12-2009 11:30 AM
Been Away for a long time........Elf Puppy StGeorgeK9 Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 12 12-06-2009 12:42 PM
Best type of collar for a puppy that pulls away msm10301 Equipment (how to use/where to find) 7 11-18-2008 01:59 PM
when does the puppy bark go away? Lucy Dog Puppy Behavior 12 08-30-2008 11:33 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome