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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-13-2013, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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5 mo gs puppy afraid of strangers

Is this normal? Or last Shepherd loved people so naturally when our new girl took a few days to warm up to us we were concerned. However she still is not friendly with new comers who come Over or my daughter who has been over for the last month multiple times. When I day not friendly, I don't mean mean or aggressive but shy and runs from them and hides in her crate. Is this a normal gs trait? We also have a 7 month old Havanese puppy whom our gs loves to play with but now I'm worried about her bonding with the Havanese instead of us. Also, my gs does not bark when anyone comes to the door or if anyone is outside either. Should she?

Any advice you can give would be so greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-13-2013, 04:52 AM
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GSDs male and bitches shouldn't be shy and run away, they should be confident, courageous, curious, watchful to name a few. It might help if you expose her to people everyday if possible, ask your friends to drop in, even for a few minutes, ask the postman to come in, delivery guy, anyone you can think of to try and get her used to people coming over. Ask these people to ignore her, don't stare at her, and let her come to them in her own time - hopefully this way she might become better with people.


if your GSD is eating and eating and eating and losing weight - please consider testing for EPI.


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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-13-2013, 08:32 AM
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get out and about and train and socialize daily, several
times a day. as for as barking some GSD's are more
protective than others but at 5 months old don't count
on any barking at people. when she does or if she does start
barking at people you want control of the barking.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-13-2013, 09:39 AM
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Good that your are realizing this is a problem so can work and improve on it. Alot of our pups personality IS genetic, why we only go to 'responsible' breeders so get the best puppies as well as help from those breeders (how is the rest of the litter turning out).

Because you are aware there is an issue, you can use food/treats and start to be proactive to improve things. Info and tips ---> https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...pies-dogs.html




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