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  • Batzmomm ·
    No I got him down here in SC. I did however get my first shepherd from GSD rescue in northern Illinois. Thanks for the compliment.
    QUANTO ·
    Hi its Christine in oak park. I am so upset because my guy just started barking at men while on leash when introduced. He is 16 months and wonderful and I thought well socialized. We have never had any problems!!!! HElP!!! I would love contact info of trainer> Thanks!!! Christine
    JustMeLeslie ·
    Thank you for your comment on Victor and Jamie Lee's photo. It is hard to get Jamie to look at me. She does not seem fond of picture taking, but Victor is awesome. It takes 10-15 shots to get one good one.
    KZoppa ·
    its very possible they just look alike. I dont know exactly Shasta's pedigree except that her dad is a german showline FROM germany. It was an accidental litter as her mom was scheduled to be spayed (she was 6yrs old) and her dad is a year old. They were keeping them seperated because she was in heat. He chewed through two walls and a couch to get to her while they were gone for a few days and had friends taking care of the house and dogs.
    sable123 ·
    Personally I would feed Abady or Annamaet. You are in Chicago you can get Abady easily. This is from a guy that is very close to the industry, me.
    GsdLoverr729 ·
    Thank you :). I noticed that they usually use different tones when barking for different thinds. So when they were using an excited bark I would tell them speak and treat them. If they used a deeper one (like a frustrated or letting somebody know this was their property) I said protect. I like it much better than having them growl or lunge, because I know they won't hurt anybody and end up having to be put to sleep.
    GsdLoverr729 ·
    Protect is really just speak, using a different word and tone. When I say speak, Motomo and Koda both bark with high-pitched tones that are playful. But when I say protect, Motomo barks in a deep voice. Koda is learning to do the same. It is a safety trick I use to keep from needing a real protection dog. I live in a pretty bad neighborhood and it's not always safe for me to walk around without a large group.
    GsdLoverr729 ·
    Will do. :) I've already got some tricks planned out for her (mainly because they're the same tricks my lab mix knows lol). We're currently working on "lay" and "protect"
    GsdLoverr729 ·
    Ya lol! About how long would you say would be good to train? I don't want to push her but I want Koda to remain stimulated and learn as much as she can.
    GsdLoverr729 ·
    Oh that would be a great weight and size! And she hasn't ever had an accident in the house. She howls and scratches the doors when she needs to go potty. She even lightly teeths on my hand to wake me up during the night if she needs out. She learned sit in about 15 minutes and is great with that, but she's currently too hyper to learn any new tricks. But she learns fast, just like a shepherds should :)
    GsdLoverr729 ·
    Dangg lol! Big boy huh? Well I have a friend up the street with a very large scale that we've been using for Koda. She's just starting to hit 17 lbs right before her 9 wk bday. Yayy! Lol!!
    GsdLoverr729 ·
    Thank you!! And I suppose that's true too lol! Always nice to be able to take em everywhere. I can't wait for Koda to be done with her shots so she can go to some real places.
    kiya ·
    NILIF nothing in life is free. It is a very good training method. If you google it you can read all about it.
    Carolyn
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