My parents are really driving me crazy! I feel like just screaming...AAAHHHH. Here is the deal, we have a German Shepherd by the name of Schatzi. She will be 4 months on the July 5th. The socialization window is closing and my parents DO NOT want to do anything about. We have her in our back yard all day. My mother doesn't want to let her go to the front lawn because she is scared Schatzi might get sick. Schatzi sleeps with me, I try to train her (My first dog I ever owned, so I am learning as I go) I feed her, and I play with her.
My father DOES NOT comprehend the fact that I want my dog to go every where with me. He just sees her as a "guard dog" it pisses me off! The only time we take her out is when she goes to the vet for her shots. I am scared that she hasn't gotten enough socialization and it will cause problems down the road. She is scheduled to start puppy classes on July 14 after she get her final set of vaccines.
Lastly, my mother doesn't even want to go out and spend time with Schatzi because she is scared of her, since Schatzi is teething and bit her a couple of times. I have my hands all scratched up because of Schatzi and it just annoys me that my own mother doesn't want to go out and play with her own dog! She expects this calm, loving, mellow dog; however, she doesn't put in the time nor effort to help me get Schatzi to relax and just be playful. She doesn't even partake when I am training her.
Don't get me wrong my parents are great people and my mom is a loving person and a huge dog lover. When she was younger she had a GSD and it died as a puppy because of Parvo, even though it had a couple of his shots he still managed to get it. Since that happen her fam became more protective of their dogs. They don't let them out and when they do is only to walk them around the block. Now, we have our own dog and my mom is being so protective of Schatzi so she won't get sick, but she is not seeing the big picture. Like I stated, I don't want a dog to keep in our back yard and just walk her around our block. I want a dog that will go places with me or US for that matter and we won't have to worry about something happening. I might be overacting. I don't know. I just needed to vent a little bit.
Talk to me and let me know what you guys think. Any comments or questions are appreciated.