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  1. Development & Socialization
    Hello! We recently adopted a 5 month old German Shepherd / Husky pup. She came to us as a pretty timid pup and we are pretty sure she spent the last couple months of her life mostly in a crate. She has gotten more confident and learning commands well in the three weeks we have had her. She had...
  2. General Behavior
    Hello, it's me again! Firstly sorry that this is another question so soon on my part. I'm new to German Shepherd life so I don't have many answers, but when I have a bit more experience, I will absolutely endeavour to try my best to give back advice as much as possible on this wonderful forum...
  3. General Puppy Stuff
    I just wanted to share the playlist I made to help get puppy ready for new experiences. Includes traffic, thunderstorms, kids playing, and more! https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvGDOUiJUXRbfKKWK89ZVbNP4jM7-Cd0i
  4. Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly)
    I walk my neighbor’s 20-month old male, Capo. To put it bluntly, my neighbors are not responsible dog owners. Capo spends all day, every day in their concrete yard unless I am walking him; he was not socialized at all when he was younger, is mostly untrained and unneutered. I have been trying to...
  5. Introductions & Welcome Mat
    Hey Everyone, Just brought home "Olaf" a male, White Swiss Shepherd from working lines. I'd like to eventually train him to be a therapy dog so socialization is key. He is only 8.5weeks old as of today so started his vaccines but not fully vaccinated. So I'm being super careful where we walk...
  6. Development & Socialization
    I was wondering if I bring my 5-month-old puppy for car rides, if it would help with socialization and if it would strengthen our bond? He likes being in the car when we go to the vet...
  7. General Behavior
    Hello, BACKGROUND: I posted about cat socialization while back when I first got my GSD mix, Albie, who is now going on 8 months old. So far, the process has gone well. Generally, he one-sidedly likes/admires the cats and they get annoyed at him. He mostly ignores them, is sometimes curious and...
  8. 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?
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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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