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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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7 month old male "Social Butterfly"

My 7 month old male GSD is VERY outgoing with people and other dogs.
At this point, he acts more like a Lab than a Shepherd!
I allow him to sniff and meet other dogs I KNOW are friendly. But as we all know, many are not! So I keep him away from those.
My last Shepherd was not dog friendly and was OK with people.
I wonder if he will become more "aloof" or if this is the way he will be?
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My 7 month old male GSD is VERY outgoing with people and other dogs.
At this point, he acts more like a Lab than a Shepherd!
I allow him to sniff and meet other dogs I KNOW are friendly. But as we all know, many are not! So I keep him away from those.
My last Shepherd was not dog friendly and was OK with people.
I wonder if he will become more "aloof" or if this is the way he will be?
My dog is alot like this and she is 10.5 months...I sometimes think that she is watching and learning from my golden. The golden can be more reactive then the GSD sometimes. As mine has gotten older, she can take or leave strangers, but if she knows someone, then they better be ready for kisses. She especially loves kids

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My 7 month old male GSD is VERY outgoing with people and other dogs.
At this point, he acts more like a Lab than a Shepherd!
I allow him to sniff and meet other dogs I KNOW are friendly. But as we all know, many are not! So I keep him away from those.
My last Shepherd was not dog friendly and was OK with people.
I wonder if he will become more "aloof" or if this is the way he will be?
this is a good thing for a 7 month old puppy. Maybe he will be more aloof as he ages or maybe not. Be happy you don't have to worry about him as a liability
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My dog is alot like this and she is 10.5 months...I sometimes think that she is watching and learning from my golden. The golden can be more reactive then the GSD sometimes. As mine has gotten older, she can take or leave strangers, but if she knows someone, then they better be ready for kisses. She especially loves kids
Yes, mine loves kids too! I think it's because he loves their fast movements. It seems like a fun game to him!
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Yes, mine loves kids too! I think it's because he loves their fast movements. It seems like a fun game to him!
I'm happy with the way my dog is. She plays with the kids, sleeps with them, and her best friend in the world is my golden retriever. They are inseparable. All three of mine eat, sleep, and play together with no issues. If she was any other way I could have problems, so I'll take her just like she is

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i have a super friendly dog. i encouraged it. i like the fact that
i can take him anywhere and he's not reactive. with training i'm sure
you can have a dog with a different temperament.
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Count your blessings. You want a social butterfly.

Just be super careful what dogs are loose with him.
One attack, and your dog could lose trust.
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