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How does your gsd 'Help' you with everyday activities?

Tazor is 5 months and I'm just looking for ways to train him to be helpful...ie..make me more lazy...lol. Sooo, I was wondering what your dogs do everyday like fetching the remote..carrying things, and things like that.

I imagine there are some very cool things that would amaze me as well as give me training ideas.


Tazors special talents so far is breaking down boxes for recycling..usually into 3" pieces..lol. He does help collect sticks so we will be able to mow the lawn easier.. He has also been dragging the lawn mower around...(not while its running..lol). He will pick up a sock if i drop it on the way to the laundry room. He gets the kids to pick up their things by chewing them if they dont..haha.

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Ginger is teaching the puppy stuff Ilike...she goes to the toy box, grabs a bone.takes it to him,then picks it back up and back to the toy box ; with Him following her every move.So far now when hes done he almost gets it back to the toy box until Captain Puppy kicks in and he forgets. But I bet by next week he will be putting toys back away. Hes very smart, just like his teacher Ginger

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Mine takes her toys out and has them all over the place so that I can clean some more she also tries to clean out the litter box..

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Danni likes to empty the trash. Except that she just empties it throughout the room. Picking out cotton balls are her favorite. She also likes cleaning the kitchen floor.

But in more seriousness, she will stand by me and be my anchor if my knees are hurting and it hurts to go from a sit to a stand. Or if I fall. This doesn't happen often, but I have noticed she'll let me grab onto her and pull myself up.

She also makes life easier for me. I've struggled with anxiety/depression my whole life and she makes it easier for me to go places. I take her just about everywhere I can, even if she has to stay in the car. She also makes me laugh. She doesn't let even my worst days keep me from smiling.
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Danni likes to empty the trash. Except that she just empties it throughout the room. Picking out cotton balls are her favorite. She also likes cleaning the kitchen floor.

But in more seriousness, she will stand by me and be my anchor if my knees are hurting and it hurts to go from a sit to a stand. Or if I fall. This doesn't happen often, but I have noticed she'll let me grab onto her and pull myself up.

She also makes life easier for me. I've struggled with anxiety/depression my whole life and she makes it easier for me to go places. I take her just about everywhere I can, even if she has to stay in the car. She also makes me laugh. She doesn't let even my worst days keep me from smiling.
That is a wonderful dog I had a nine year old 120 pound lab that mobility trained for his owner and when she passed away I took him. I understand completely about them lending a hand when you need to get up, walk, etc. I was amazed at some of the things my lab did. May your dog always keep you smiling

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