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  1. i want a GSD!!

    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?
  2. How do you guys deal with reactive dogs outside?

    General Behavior
    I live in NYC and in an area where every time we go outside on a walk, we ALWAYS run into reactive dogs, particularly small ones. These owners do not correct or even care that their dog barks and lunges at my dog because they can't do any damage right? My dog is generally very friendly, but...
  3. Dog park incident with puppy

    General Puppy Stuff
    I just wanted to share this story to vent a little bit and also potentially warn other owners here about public dog parks. For starters, just don't go to them. Even if the people there have good intentions, they're often unable or unwilling to control their dogs if something happens. Today I...
  4. Socializing Puppy with Cats

    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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