The first few days were relatively quiet but today.... oh today...... the land shark has emerged from the water. He's biting feet... hands.... his bed. He has A TON of energy today. God help me!
Welcome to owning a gsd puppy!!! Keep in mind they do outgrow it. While you are going through it, it feels like it will never end and then once they become better mannered adults you will find yourself missing that adorable, fuzzy puppy stage. At least I do.
perhaps it because i'm in the puppy stage but i cant wait for the nice well mannered adult. I love the puppy. Want the angel dog.
I was the exact same way. I couldn't wait for her to grow up and get out of that high energy, chew-on-everything-insight-including-me phase. Now I look at the puppy pictures of her and go "awwww, she was sooo adorable".
I want to, I just didn't anticipate it being this difficult. I'm not worried about him getting into anything right now because I have him gated in the living room and he's being supervised.CRATE THAT FURRY LITTLE CRITTER!!!!! you'll get that break when you need it. You wont have to worry about destructo puppy getting into everything while you cant supervise and protect. A crate is cheaper than replacing your couch!!!!
I want to, I just didn't anticipate it being this difficult. I'm not worried about him getting into anything right now because I have him gated in the living room and he's being supervised.
I actually brought him in the car with me to pick up Dayna yesterday. He didn't like it. He doesn't like the car very much. I'm not sure if it's because he's scarred from his ride from the groomers, or if he feels sick. I just know that he whines and cries like there's no tomorrow.
I don't know why I said groomer... I meant breeder. I got my ers mixed up. It's late.Shasta gets carsick. She likes going places but she doesnt like the method of getting there. The car may just be new to him. After he's had a couple sets of shots, i would suggest taking him fun places so he starts associating the car with adventures. So if i know we're going anywhere, she doesnt get fed at least 3 hours beforehand. its all about socializations and new experiences, positive of course. I imagine you're going to hear this a lot but the saying goes 100 people in 100 days. Basically socialize until you're so sick of people you cant stand them anymore but keep doing it so your pup can better learn who is right and who is wrong. If he had a negative experience at the groomers (which FYI isn't really necessary) you need to find a new groomer (if you plan to keep taking him) that he'll enjoy and have positive experiences. there's nothing worse than battling a stressed GSD. I would also suggest getting him used to and okay with water so bathing at home is easier (not to mention cheaper).