Hi I have a female GSD puppy that is almost 3 months old. The thing is although she is soft and cute and everything she doesn't like to cuddle. She would struggle away every time I try to hold her. Is this normal?
Originally Posted By: 1stTimePupOwnerHi I have a female GSD puppy that is almost 3 months old. The thing is although she is soft and cute and everything she doesn't like to cuddle. She would struggle away every time I try to hold her. Is this normal?
Originally Posted By: Crooked CreekALOOF is the word you are searching for. I have one female who is definitely aloof, she does what I call "drive by licking" on the face to greet but... to hang out for snuggling, "No Way"" but she still is a sweetie
Thanks for all the great responses. My puppy's name is Chore. I got her from a breeder at Saluda, NC when she was 9 weeks old. I sent her to boarding for a week right after that because I was having finals and couldn't take it. Right now she seems to be doing well at 3 months. This forum is really helpful since I am a first time dog owner, let alone a GSD puppy.Originally Posted By: katielizoh yes, yes, it can be VERY normal for a german shepherd dog not to like to "cuddle". my girl seraphina is an alpha girl, would no doubt lay down her life for me, but try to "cuddle" with her...oh no, she looks at me and says, "too much love, mom, too much love". it's so funny that we've started saying it to her when she pulls away, "uh-oh, sera says too much love mom", and she looks at us like, "oh you silly people", rolls her eyes and walks away. actually i think there's even something about this trait in the standard, but the exact verbage escapes me right now. the normal shepherd personality is a little (and sometimes alot), stand-offish, self possessed, and very independent...in general, not a dog that likes to "cuddle". incredibly, unbelievably devoted, nonetheless!
welcome to the board, there are great people here who can answer just about any question you might have. what is your puppy's name, how long have you had her. is she a rescue, what has the first part of her life been like? any pictures??? you'll find we love pictures!!! especially of puppies!!!
take care, set consistent limits with your puppy (not harsh discipline or punishment), reward and praise her when she does what is asked of her. get books on puppy behavior and training, and learn all you can.
good luck with your puppy-girl!