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Awkwardness at 3 months

Is it normal for young german shepherds - more or less - to go in and out of awkward phases? Teddy has just gone through a huge growth spurt, and she is just so awkward right now. She literally trips over nothing while playing and running outside. Also, her gait "was" pretty nice, but now she's back to bunny hopping quite a bit. Normal? Worrisome?

Sometimes, I laugh out loud she looks so funny, but there's that little nagging doubt in the back of my mind...

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Is it normal for young german shepherds - more or less - to go in and out of awkward phases? Teddy has just gone through a huge growth spurt, and she is just so awkward right now. She literally trips over nothing while playing and running outside. Also, her gait "was" pretty nice, but now she's back to bunny hopping quite a bit. Normal? Worrisome?

Sometimes, I laugh out loud she looks so funny, but there's that little nagging doubt in the back of my mind...
The only awkward thing on my dog is her ears and she is growing into them Now my golden retriever had real noticeable awkward stages, but he too grew out of them, but made me smile

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It is normal. Everything is growing and changing FAST so for the brain to catch up with the physical changes and adjust, then adjust again, and again.....

Just make sure you keep exercising and getting as much OFF leash activity going as possible!




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