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My gsd pup of 10 months seems to like me, love me when its time to eat, but I feel that there is not a strong bond. My last gsd couldnt breath if I didn't tell her too. How do you bond with your gsd?
 

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Train, play, exercise.
Take her for rides just have her everywhere you go
 

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Do you do any training with your GSD? I am the one in our house that does pretty much all the training with Molly and Molly is stuck to me like glue. I have found that all that time together training has really created a great bond between us. She is definitely a momma's girl.
 

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I do sarges training, he goes with me most places and when I go outside for a smoke hes right there with me. But its funny because he wants to be loved and petted by my wife more then me. He'll lay beside her and loves the attention but doesnt do the same thing with me.

He likes me to pet him and he loves his training, car rides and we have a great time together but there's just something different the way he shows affection twards myself and my wife. I guess it just depends on the dog and how he or she sees things. Their very smart dogs so it only stands to reason they will make up thier own minds about certian things and they are not all alike in thier thinking.
 

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Also, when you are chewing food, share that with your dog...this has been one of the few things I've never heard others do...and it is one thing that will instantly bond you and your dog.
 

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Originally Posted By: NikkiNoodleAlso, when you are chewing food, share that with your dog...this has been one of the few things I've never heard others do...and it is one thing that will instantly bond you and your dog.
Sarge gets at least the last bite of anything im eating. We also go to mc donalds for double cheeseburgers and sometimes to the Dairy qeen for some ice cream.

But hes not spoiled or anything..lol
 

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Do you think that GSDs respond to opposite sex owners differently? My male is somehwat affectionate, but comes to me when he is not feeling well or is scared. He treats my husband like a littermate.

I wonder if they just respond to their opposite sex differently? This puppy is a male and your last GSD was female. Now the roles seem reversed.

Thoughts anyone?
 

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Originally Posted By: Lola1969Do you think that GSDs respond to opposite sex owners differently? My male is somehwat affectionate, but comes to me when he is not feeling well or is scared. He treats my husband like a littermate.

I wonder if they just respond to their opposite sex differently? This puppy is a male and your last GSD was female. Now the roles seem reversed.

Thoughts anyone?
I don't think so. I am female and I have had 3 female GSDs and 4 males. Only 1 of the males was bonded to me, the others acted like they really couldn't have cared less unless it was time to eat. All 3 females were/are VERY bonded to me.
 

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depends I guess
My Male GSD worships the ground I walk on. When I'm not home he sits in the bay window with head on sill watching for me (DH tells me this). He is like velcro when we are together.

My lab (female) totally ignores me no matter what, My DH comes home and she is an angel listens to everything he says.

I personally never had good luck with female animals always loved Male animals and will always have them
 

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I have had both female and male and they were so stuck on me you would have thought I was one of those half human half animal creatures. He he. I have been doing some training with her and she does follow me everywhere but I am still not feeling a strong connection/bond w her. She is a great pup but sometimes I can't help but wonder if I am not her "person"
 

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I feel I am very bonded to both my GSDs. They are right next to me wherever I am at home. I never felt that with my mix Clover, she has never been that into me!
But when I went to SchH training the other night and watched the dogs happily focus on their owners, mine don't do that w/me.
I adopted Kacie when Onyx was 5 mos. and I don't regret it but they are strongly bonded to each other, you should see them play. I do take Onyx to training and walk them seperate and together, but that "watch me" doesn't really ever happen with us. I love to watch the dogs in training giving that joyful eye contact w/their handlers...
 
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