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I need abit of help
How would u teach the dog to stick to your side rather then acting like a poddle and running over to everyone that passes by to lick their hands and play with them?
 

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A lot has to do with their age. Mine is friendly to everyone but he is only 12wks and thats how i expect him to act at that age. If you had a older dog acting like that i would possibly be concerned. Also you can control WHEN he meets someone by putting him on a leash and allowing him to meet someone either by working for it (sit,stay) whatever your heart desires.

Hope this helps a little bit.
 

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OO ic ..yea my pup is about the same age...when would u expect him to be more loyal to you ?
 

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Depends on the dog. 24 months is the average when they mature but some could go as long as 3 years before they mature as with a lot of Czech/DDR lines but you can find those in any lines thats why it depends on the dog and HIS lines.
 

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Your pup is 12 weeks old? At this point, you should be encouraging your pup to meet and interact with everyone (within reason) that you possibly can. You want a well socialized GSD. Loyalty will come. As long as you treat your dog well, train him, and love him, he will be as loyal as anything. And he is developing a strong bond to you as I type this.

Every time my puppy shows an healthy interest in someone (and the other person looks willing to oblige), I walk with my dog to the person, encouraging this behavior. We want our dogs to like other people, to be confident around others. This is a good healthy behavior. My adult GSD loves other people -- just adores them. And he is simply the most loyal dog I could hope to find.

If anything, the more confident you help your dog to be, I think it's likely the more loyal he will be. Not attached to you because of fear or lack of confidence, but proud and loyal because you're a team.
 
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