First let me say that since you just brought him home this past Friday (3-4 days ago), the little guy is going thru some MAJOR changes. Such as, he was taken away from his mom and siblings, he was taken away by a strange person, he was put into a car (possibly had never been in one before?), taken to a strange home, with way different sounds than he ever heard before, possibly met more strangers in the family, hearing new voices, possibly other animals? new sounds, put in a new yard, given new toys, fed new food???, etc....just to name a few! LOL
So, he is exhausted! I'll never forget thinking our boy, who slept almost all of the time, would never have enough drive for agility or tracking. Well, he finally woke up at about 6 months old (just joking!
) and we could barley contain him! He's our 4th GSD and gives us a run for our money! More so than any of our other GSD's! LOL So I think, you just haven't quite seen who he really is yet! Give him several weeks to adjust to his new life......THEN you'll see a difference!
As for food, can you tell us exactly WHICH food you purchased at the Giant Way? Was it Fresh Pet? Or something they make up themselves at this store? How much? Do you give any kibble? How much? Chicken? how much? We need to know the exact
ingredients of the prepared food that you purchased, and exactly how you are feeding him. You said you free feed, but what do you leave out all day? Any treats? Just more info please.
Here are two examples of how HUGELY different prepared raw food ingredients are:
BRAVO COMPLETE HOMESTYLE DINNER:
Pork, sweet potatoes, pork liver, chickpeas, pork hearts, pork kidneys, green beans, dried eggs, cranberries, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, dried kelp, turmeric, salt, rosemary, sage, dill, fennel, mixed tocopherols, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, biotin, vitamin A supplement, riboflavin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, rosemary extract.
BRAVO CHICKEN BASIC DIET
: Chicken, chicken bone, chicken heart, chicken gizzard, chicken liver.
See the difference?
If he has not been fed raw before (???) this could be totally foreign to him, so whatever the breeder was feeding him, you should probably keep him on for a few weeks until he gets settled in and then slowly begin adding some raw.
Let us know!