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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-13-2010, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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3.5 month gsd barking!!

i brought shane home yesterday he was pretty kool and calm, all the sudden my neighbours started shouting, shane started barking at them and they got scared and went inside. he also barked at my lil brother and now he is scared,. how should i socialize??
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Re: 3.5 month gsd barking!!

I would introduce your pup to people out away from home and give the people some treats to give to him to show that meeting strangers is a good thing and not something to be afraid or wary of.
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Re: 3.5 month gsd barking!!

head over to the Puppy Secton: Development & Socialization

there is also a great thread over there https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...e=1#Post698128

Try to take your pup everywhere possible. Expose him to as many sights and sounds as possible (ex..traffic, parks, stores). Have people dress up wearing big coats hats sunglasses all kinds of different things....ALWAYS have treats on hand. He may be close to a fear stage as well...keep it all positive

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Re: 3.5 month gsd barking!!

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Re: 3.5 month gsd barking!!

Your neighbors are afraid of a 3.5 month old pup? Sheesh, how are they going to react when he is fully grown? Agree with the above posts - socialization and more socialization. My dogs get that for their entire lives, but it has to start when they are very young. He is also new in your household, so you need to begin formal OB training immediately so that he understands his place in your pack (at the bottom, after everyone else). This way he will learn when it's OK to bark (as an alert) or if it's a situation that you and your family can handle, and he should ignore, or at least stop barking when you give him a command. ("Leave it" is one of the most useful commands you can train your dog to respond to, because it has so many applications.) Make sure that everyone participates in the training - you all need to be on the same page.

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Re: 3.5 month gsd barking!!

today he barked at my neices who were playing in the yard they were 3 and 1 yr old. they got so scared that they started crying. now they are too afraid to come near him.
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