Born: August 29, 2010
Taken Home: October 27, 2010
Current Age: 12 Weeks, today!
Rocky lives in an 1100 square foot apartment with me and my boyfriend. Before anyone tries to chastise me for having him live in an apartment, I wanted to say I am an avid runner, about 8-10 miles a morning and once he is old enough, Rocky will be running with me in the mornings and if he still has energy, running with my boyfriend (police officer) in the evenings. He gets a ton of exercise right now, and since we have completely different school schedules, he is only alone about 3 hours on weekdays.
I taught him how to sit, shake, and laydown within one week, with 3-4 minute sessions every day. He is incredibly smart, and learns extremely quickly.
One thing I was wishing to discuss with other fellow GSD owners is boarding...
How do you feel about boarding your puppy/adult?
I don't want to board Rocky, especially since he is a puppy. I've volunteered at many animal shelters and kennels, and the people that are paid do the bare minimum and if they dislike a dog, are cruel to it. My boyfriend is pressuring me to board him for the week of christmas to go visit his family, but I would honestly rather be with my puppy...I'm just not sure if it is different for german shepherds than for other dogs to be boarded. My boyfriend's mom has an extremely overweight beagle that doesn't care where it is or who it is with as long as it is fed human food.
My puppy is often called "shy" but to be honest, I think he just doesn't care to be petted by anyone other than my boyfriend and I. He will tolerate petting at times, but he only wants to play with other people, not get affection from them.
Nice to meet everyone!