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hello , today I took Vicky my 9 weeks old German shepherd for the first time to a walk in at the street , and normaly when people in the street see a puppy they start whistling. Vicky ran to him and I was expecting to hear screaming and see biting but I saw her licking the stranger.

I was really shocked , why would she run to him and lick a stranger like that , what's wrong with her. (that's the first time I take her to a walk and the first time she ever goes for a walk)
I wanted her to be a guard dog , not a toy
 

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Because she's a puppy!! Greeting other friendly people is just a puppy thing, she'll most like outgrow that. As to the biting part, again it's just a puppy thing. You are with her almost all of the time so of course you're going to be the target of most of her landsharking. Guarantee that if the stranger started playing or spending more then a moment petting her, he'd get some teeth in there.
 

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You are her playmate and pack, she allows herself to play and interact with you differently then with strangers. She was showing respect by licking rather than biting to the stranger
 

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She sounds like a great puppy. You want a pup to be outgoing and friendly at this age. GSDs take a while to grow into their defensive drive, and in the meantime, they need to learn discernment--friend from foe. The more socializing you do, the better the pup will be able to determine who the good people are, and in so doing, they are better equipped to recognize who the bad people are.

At this age, everyone should be her friend.
 

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thank you all , was just worried because I saw other dogs biting everyone and I thought my dog will grow up to be a toy lol
 

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I know the feeling. It would annoy me too when Gunther was smaller and everyone wanted to pet and play because I also did not want an extremely socialized dog. I want a dog that allows who we do and nobody else. but they do grow out of it depending on how much you take them out. At the vet today he wanted nothing to do with the dog trying to come up and say hello. He did let a lady come up to him and touch him a little but he came right back to me. He was polite but not exactly friendly. I actually worry more about him biting in fear than aggression.
 

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Actually, the friendlier and more confident your puppy is, the better. It shows good judgement. It does not help to have a guard dog that bites everyone. It is much better to have a dog that is confident and friendly. Such a dog will be much less likely to bite someone who is not a threat. And such a dog can be safely worked in protection and bitework, etc. A dog that is out barking and lunging at everything is much more likely to run when someone yells loudly at it or kicks or clubs it, because that dog is not confident and fearful.
 

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many issues -- a 9 week old pup does not need to go out for a long walk --
at 9 weeks you could not have had her more than a few days , the dog doesn't know you --

a good idea with pups is to let them get their bearings , know their place and new people first

other issue dog young pup walking on the "street" , no leash , which allows the dog to go running to who or whatever it pleases . Could be a hazard if the pup decides to run up to , or be approached by a dog , which could put it into a situation you don't want , or the pup bolt .
No control.

then there are issues with parvo coverage .

so it is not "too socialized" , but not properly socialized .
 

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Do they have parvo in Egypt?
 

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. when someone yells loudly at it or kicks or clubs it, because that dog is not confident and fearful.
And that "someone" is going to meet the business end of my sidearm! No way will I tolerate anyone, at anytime, raising an arm or leg or anything to my animal. Never have and never will. Why? Because I train my dog to restrain barking and lunging behavior. A good concerned owner cares about the welfare of the people and animals their dog will encounter and interact with. just my 2 cents....
 

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hello , today I took Vicky my 9 weeks old German shepherd for the first time to a walk in at the street , and normaly when people in the street see a puppy they start whistling. Vicky ran to him and I was expecting to hear screaming and see biting but I saw her licking the stranger.

I was really shocked , why would she run to him and lick a stranger like that , what's wrong with her. (that's the first time I take her to a walk and the first time she ever goes for a walk)
I wanted her to be a guard dog , not a toy
you expected a 9 weeks old puppy to bite O,o
 

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yes I knew thanks but I was just worries as I said :p
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yes we have parvo in Egypt , and the cure isn't all over Egypt yet , the vets just give the puppies shots for vomit and high temperature and for the bloody diharria , and they feed him through blood.
people rarely take stool samples to vets because its too expensive.
I don't know about that cure in Egypt but I think if there was the vet would have told us
 

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And that "someone" is going to meet the business end of my sidearm! No way will I tolerate anyone, at anytime, raising an arm or leg or anything to my animal. Never have and never will. Why? Because I train my dog to restrain barking and lunging behavior. A good concerned owner cares about the welfare of the people and animals their dog will encounter and interact with. just my 2 cents....
I am continually amazed at how often members of this forum express eager willingness to shoot and kill other people or dogs.
 

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I am continually amazed at how often members of this forum express eager willingness to shoot and kill other people or dogs.
Not a gun shot -_- a medical shot , infact my dad offered me to shoot lexy my old puppy that died because she had so much pain and I refused because I knew there is hope, but she died at the end with much pain

Anyways i am not the kind of guy that shoots his puppy.
 
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