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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-26-2013, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Get out of my space!

Do not take food from my hands. Do not jump up to "lick" my face every time I bend over(I have a huge lump on my head and considered going to the ER lastnight because his head is much harder than mine).. Do not lay on top of me, alright this one is super cute, but I feel like its disrespectful. Do not lick my legs when I'm wearing shorts.

I adopted Rocco at 9 months from a family who kept him outside in a kennel since he was purchased at 8 weeks. Its been a roller coaster ride since. Admittedly, I didn't have time to work with him much when I got him.. He just turned 1 year, and I have the time now. He's great at being up your butt, which is nice for hiking or visiting my dads farm off leash. He's great with other dogs. He's just one of those 3 month old puppies, stuck in a full size dog.

I used to think I was great at training dogs.. Then he came into my life.

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GSD can be very head strong. Contact a trainer who knows allot about GSDs. Lots of exorcise can really help with that extra energy. Daily walks and training sessions will make a more confident and calm dog.
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Do not jump up to "lick" my face every time I bend over(I have a huge lump on my head and considered going to the ER lastnight because his head is much harder than mine)..

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Reminds me of something my guy did to me a couple of months ago.
I was sitting on the couch and went to bend down for something, Tober chose that time to try to jump in my lap. His hard head made contact with my nose . . . I never had xrays but I am positive he fractured it. I walked around for days with 2 black eyes and weeks with a very tender nose.

It was kinda funny to explain to people how I managed to get 2 black eyes.


Tober is one of those in your face/lap all the time dogs.
I second the above suggestion . . . exercise. If he is tired he will be that much more likely to be up your rear all the time.

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Sounds like you are describing my Jack! (except for the food part)

I emailed and then called, and last night I finally heard back from a trainer that comes highly recommended in the forums. I will have to drive an hour each way to meet with him, and we have to wait until May 30th for our initial consultation, but I am so excited.

Seems like my timid rescue grew into a rambunctious teen overnight. Time flies, and the training I did establish seems to be slipping.

I am so looking forward to professional help! Is that possibility for you?

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exercise, exercise.

That being said, I still have a 4 yr old that is not allowed to jump up, who doesn't get acknowledged until he calms down when I get home, and he still jumps up and gets a lick in now and then. Mainly when I return from an out of town trip.

Totally different dog on the field.
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Tober has a pretty good hold on "off", "leave it" and "go to bed". "Go to bed" means simpy get out of my space and relax.

The nose thing was just a fluke. A painful one for me, but a one time occurence (so far). Also, in his defense I had just been playing with him. So, I kinda asked for it!
Poor guy, I pushed him off me and yelled a few choice words (not directed at him, just random swear words). He thought he was in serious trouble and went to his kennel.

If he gets plenty of exercise he is lovely. In the near future we will be moving out of "town" into a more rural area where we will have 35 acres to roam in our own back yard.

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If this is directed at me . . . yes, it is possible. But, I dont feel I need professional help just yet.
Oh no, not you. I was empathizing with the original poster

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Oh no, not you. I was empathizing with the original poster
Sorry, I misunderstood.
I did notice my error and went back and edited my post. But, you had already responded and as usual too little too late on my part.

Thats what I get when I am hurridly reading posts and dont pay attention. Silly me.

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i swear i have invisible velcro on my outer thigh. Annie is absolutely stuck to me. i am currently working on "respect the feet". she plants herself in my path at times. i am going to break a hip or something. when i see it happening, i start to just shuffle my feet as i move forward, while at the same time telling her to "respect the feet"
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"respect the feet" lol I love that. Great command phrase.
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