Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Ontario, Canada
Essentials Do's & Don't with our new 1 yr old male GSD
We are bringing our new GSD home in a few weeks (once we are all moved in to our new home) and I just want to get some input on the do's and don't when we bring him home, more specifically the first few days.
We are getting our boy Griffin (he will be 1 year a few days before we bring him home) from Carissima Kennels and he has had some training with Rob & Michelle the breeders. We have been (Myself, hubby & kids) out to see him numerous times and he is well socialized with other dogs, people, kids etc. I will enroll us in obedience training and the breeders also offer obedience training and bite training on Sunday mornings from 9:30-11am. I'm not sure about doing the bite work though? We bought him an XXL crate for him to sleep and for him to be in when we need to go out somewhere. We will keep him on the same food as the breeders have him on. I have some GSD experience but it's been awhile and now we have 3 young children (8, 6 and 2 1/2) so I want to make sure we all get off on the right foot.
Any recommendations, advice and tips are very much appreciated. I just want Griffin to love his new home and for the transition to be as smooth as possible.