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  1. General Behavior
    Hello! I’m new here. I have a very mellow 3 yo GSD, and I adopted her seven months ago. She’s never shown any dog reactivity until last night. On our walk, I stopped and chatted with a woman with a non-reactive husky. We were about 10 feet apart. A minute or so into the chat, my dog started kind...
  2. Puppy Behavior
    Hi everyone, I have been reading the threads here for a couple months and found a lot of useful information. We have a 7 month old female German shepherd. We got her at 8 weeks old from a reputable breeder in our area. This is our first GSD. From a young age she would jump and bite when wanting...
  3. Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly)
    I am a first time dog owner, m dog's name is hector. past few weeks he has been showing lots of aggression towards family members, such as - 1) charging at my brother when he comes with his leash today 2)he bit my aunt who used to visit everyday since he was 3 months old when she went to take...
  4. General Behavior
    Is it normal for a fully trained house dog to occasionally poop inside? My dog Albie is an avid pooper. He goes 2-3 times a day, plus any time he's super excited (like if we go to a park or he gets to run around and play with other dogs). I do think he has a sensitive GI since it tends to...
  5. Puppy Behavior
    Hello everyone I’m new to the group, nice to meet yous all! To start this post off I have a 5 month old gsd puppy I gotten since he was 7 weeks. His always been around different people, kids and animals. Just Recently I notice he has change a bit, social wise. Just last month I dropped him off...
  6. General Behavior
    Hi, Apologies for the long post.... We’ve had our gorgeous boy Mike GSD since he was 10 weeks old. He joined our family of me, my husband and my now 3 year old Cockapoo Bob. Mike was a very easy puppy, house trained almost immediately, took to puppy clashes very well, did lots of socialising. He...
  7. Puppy Behavior
    My boy is 6 months old, and I haven't had any biting problems in a couple of months until about two weeks ago. When I decide it's time to put him away in his crate (either because he's not behaving or because I need a few minutes to myself) he'll jump up on me and start biting. He hasn't drawn...
  8. General Puppy Stuff
    Hi all, I am new to the forums and I am a prospective owner looking to get a GSD when we move home in the next year. I have a question, that keeps cropping up in our household when I broach the subject of getting a GSD. We already have a dog, a chihuahua thats actually lighter (2.5kgs) than...
  9. General Behavior
    I have a 1 year 1 month old German Shepherd named Ezra. For some reason he has had this submissive urination problem since we adopted him about six months ago. We have done everything that everyone has told us, not greeting him at the door until he calms down, not frowning at him, petting him...
  10. Braggs!!!
    He just turned 11 months. I am trying to introduce him to as many situations as possible. I want a dog that can go with me pretty much everywhere. So today we met a friend at Starbucks at the outdoor mall. We walked around the mall with him for a few minutes (masks on, socially distancing)...
  11. General Behavior
    Hi. My GSD Is 7 months but is frequently inactive. He is fully vaccinated, dewormed and disease free. I take him for long walks and he exercises well. But he still becomes inactive when in my Home compound. How can I make him active?? *note: he has a lot of toys to play with but doesn’t play it
  12. How do I (teach my dog to)?
    Tl;dr- my GS misbehaves badly when left alone, and we need help training him to stay home safely. Hi, I'm looking for tips to help my wife's large one year old adopted GS behave better when left at home. He's broken out of a wire kennel and plastic kennel, just by brute forcing his way, even...
  13. How do I (teach my dog to)?
    I have an 11 month old female who is WONDERFUL. She is extremely calm, and very loving to her favourite humans. However, I am a single male in my 30s and dating and entertaining guests is a part of my life. She gets a 5 km (3.1 mi) run with me in the morning, every other day she gets to go...
  14. General Information
    So we have Charlie, our baby, a 2 year old male GSD, and we may or may not be starting a foster care journey soon this month. Our worry is he will not accept baby boy(3months)** in to his space / life. We've had Charlie since he was 8 weeks old. He is loving, protective/possessive, & playful...
  15. General Behavior
    Hello, I am new at this forum and I would like some advice over my adopted German Shepherd. I adopted my german shepherd from someone out of Craiglist, he was 8 months old at that time and completely neglected. At first, I was afraid that he would not get along with my other two dogs (a staffy...
  16. General Information
    hi guys, I’m new to this site. I was thinking about getting a GSD, but I already have 2 small female dogs. is it a good idea to get an almost newborn female GSD, or should I get a male?
  17. Basic Care
    My boy is almost one and I have now considered neutering him. As always, he is a very hyper and active dog. Lately he has been humping us and other things, and still tries to show his dominance towards us(when in the end he knows who’s boss) What is your thoughts and experiences on neutering a...
  18. Health Issues
    Hey all! I'm new to this website. I'm posting my concern here since I'm not sure if its behavior or there's some underlying issue no one can seem to find with my dog. My fiance and I have had our german shepherd for four years. We got him when he was 2 years old and was badly abused by his old...
  19. Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly)
    My nearly 2 year old GSD wont stop barking at the crows. As a result, he starts barking as soon as sun rises and until sun goes down. He loathes crows but no other birds. How can i make him stop barking at them because this way everyone gets disturbed when he barks non stop
  20. Training Our Puppy (basic)
    Hi All, I've been a longtime lurker, but this is my first post. Can anyone provide me tips/experiences/anecdotes relating to training GSD puppies to accept cats as part of the pack (or at least mitigate the risk of harm)? Some Background: We recently added a 10-week old puppy to our home (11...
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