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German Law: house ownership/divorce, german lawyer, german husband
german lawyer, german husband, hidden assets: Martha: Unfortunately a divorce will be required if you wish to force him to buy you out or sell the house. If he only earns EUR1000 a month, then you ll likely not receive much from him. But, you would be entitled to half of any assets he obtained during...

German Law: can my husband inherit from german law, german citizens, admendment
german citizens, admendment, legal options: Serena: As there is a generation between your husband and his grandmother (i.e. your husband s mother or father), your husband does not necessarily have a right to the inheritance. If, however, your husband s parents are themselves both deceased, he would...

German Law: Immigrant father german mother custody, german language skills, character witness
german language skills, character witness, immigrant father: Dear Mr./Ms., the courts now normally tend to keep shared custody for the parents after a divorce. I think the chances for your friend to have shared custody are pretty good. But the courts tend to like to find a solution where the children can live most...

German Law: Immigration advice [German/US-Iranian couple], german consul, dual citizen
german consul, dual citizen, german rights: Dear Sarah, thank you very much for your precise question! If your boyfriend and you get married, he cold join you to Germany according to § 28 I 1 Nr. 1 Aufenthaltsgesetz (AufenthG) based on being married to a German citizen. Requirements would be that...

German Law: Inheritance, biological daughter, biological father
biological daughter, biological father, 18th birthday: Chris: As the biological daughter (which may eventually need to be proven through a paternity or other test) your wife has a claim to a part of her father s estate. Even if he does not include her in his will, she would be eligible to claim a Pflichtteil,...

German Law: Inheritance, lawyer name, inheritance tax
lawyer name, inheritance tax, german father: Dear Peter, It might take a while for the documents to arrive. If you don t hear anything after a couple of weeks I would be glad to contact the lawyer for you. Your partner has to pay ca. 15% -20% inheritance tax in Germany. You can contact me at csb@germanlegalservices.com....

German Law: Inheritance, british nationality, german tax
british nationality, german tax, tax authorities: This is what the banks usually do. They want to avoid being liabl for the taxes. I twas definitely not a good idea to pay the purchase price into your uncle´s account. In order to get the taxation forms you ought to get in touch with the local competent...

German Law: Inheritance Certificate needed, hockenheim germany, german consulate
hockenheim germany, german consulate, last november: Dear Nancy, I would be glad to organize the Certificate of inheritance Erbschein for you. You have to apply for it at the German consulate or at the court in Germany where the bank is located. You can contact me at csb@germanlegalservices.com if you need...

German Law: Inheritance for a child born outside of marriage, german citizen, german laws
german citizen, german laws, john dear: Dear John, according to German law you have the same right to your father s inheritance as his other children that were not born outside of a marriage. If your father de-inherited you in his will you still get half of the part you would normally be entitled...

German Law: Inheritance from Germany, inheritor, land registry
inheritor, land registry, local court: In Germany there is no probate like in the U.S.. The local court will report your father´s death to the Civil Registry. If your father has written a will it will also contact the relatives before opening it. The court knows from the civil regstry files...

German Law: Inheritance of inheritance rights, double taxation agreement, sole heir
double taxation agreement, sole heir, inheritance rights: Dear Nancy, I am happy to be a your service. In regard to the tax situation please note that the German tax exemptions maybe much lower than usual if the deceased lived abroad for a longer time. On the other hand, it could be though that the estate is...

German Law: Inheritance Law, sole beneficiary, inheritance law
sole beneficiary, inheritance law, adoption papers: Dear Susan, The situation seemed to be complicated. I think you will need legal representation. I would be glad to help you in this matter and contact the court. I charge $130.00 per hour for my services. You can contact me at csb@germanlegalservices.com....

German Law: Inheritance Law, inheritance law, second marriage
inheritance law, second marriage, german law: Mr. Smith: Thanks for the question. In matters where there is no will, the surviving spouse receives 1/3 of the estate, and the remaining 2/3s are divided equally among the children. If you d like me to help you secure your rights to your portion of the...

German Law: Inheritance Money and pay out Entitlement, notarial deed, escrow account
notarial deed, escrow account, deposit money: Dear Mr. Noble, the share of your wife depends on various conditions. Is there a testament or not? Is the spouse of your mother in-law still alive? Did your wife or your brother in law receive any gifts or fundings when your mother-in-law/ father-in-law...

German Law: Inheritance maters., deceased brother, deceased mother
deceased brother, deceased mother, rough english translation: Greg: Thanks for the question. To get to the heart of your question: yes, your wife as direct decendant has a legal claim to at least a part of the inhertance (in German law this is called a Pflichtteil--a rough English translation would be a required allotment...

German Law: Inheritance Question, statute of limitations, inheritance
statute of limitations, inheritance, paperwork: Margot: Thanks for the question. There is a 3 year statute of limitations on claiming a Pflichtteil. If you re interested in finding out whether your father had, in fact, left you anything I d be happy to help you obtain the paperwork. Sincerely, Caroli...

German Law: Inheritance question, german citizen, german law
german citizen, german law, permanent residency: Dear Alf, in general US law applies for your property in the US and German law for the property in Germany. You can contact me directly at csb@germanlegalservices.com for further help. I charge $45.00 per hour. Sincerely, Carolin Schulz-Burges...

German Law: Inheritance Tax Germany - US, double taxation agreement, german citizen
double taxation agreement, german citizen, inheriting money: Dear Sir, each country assesses the tax according its own regulations. The tax codes of a lot of countries provide however that the burden resulting from the taxation in foreign countries may be set off in a particular way in order to avoid a double...

German Law: Inheritance Tax, inheritance taxes, inheritance tax
inheritance taxes, inheritance tax, american citizen: Dear Gina, in your case the international contract could apply that tries to prevent douple taxation from two different countries. You don t have to pay the German taxes as long as you will pay the inheritance taxes in the US. Sincerely, Carolin Schulz-Burgess...

German Law: Inheritance Taxes & Wll, inheritance taxes, inheritance tax
inheritance taxes, inheritance tax, german law: Dear Gundula, according to German law your are entitled to 1/4 of the inheritance and your brother is too. But you have to pay inheritance tax if it is not the family home. I would be glad to assist you. Contact me at csb@germanlegalservices.com. I charge...

German Law: Inheritance, burgess, schulz
burgess, schulz, inheritance: Dear Lothar Dicty, At this point you could only claim something if there was no will. Normally without a will the spouse gets 1/3 of the estate and the children have to split the rest. You can contact me at csb@germanlegalservices.com if you want me to get...

German Law: Inheritane from a Deceased Husband, deceased husband, inheritance
deceased husband, inheritance, germany: Thanks for the question. Actually, my firm, German Legal Services, specializes in just such cases. I would organize everything from here and spare her the time and expense of having to travel to Germany herself. Inheritances are very time-sensitive, so...

German Law: Intestate Succession & Cohabitation, succession rights, inheritance tax
succession rights, inheritance tax, german law: Only a testamentary succession is recognized. There is no legal succession right because the partner is neither a spouse/ inscribed same sex partner nor a relative by blood. Moreover, there may arise compulsory shares in regard to parents or kids of the...

German Law: ifa divorce is vaild between two american citizen in a german court of law?, divorce in germany, heather miller
divorce in germany, heather miller, american citizen: Dear Heather, Yes, your husband can file for divorce in Germany. In order for you to not have to sign any papers, however, your husband would neeed to have lied to the court that he does not know your address. Only then would the courts proceed without your...

German Law: illegitimate child inheritance rights, german birth certificate, inheritance rights
german birth certificate, inheritance rights, german legal system: Dear Pete, according to German law you and your half sister are entitled to 3/4 of the inheritance and his wife would get the rest. If a will exsists that states something different you would be still be entitled to 3/16 of the inheritance. You can...

German Law: illegitimate child support, five star hotel in the philippines, german father
five star hotel in the philippines, german father, illegitimate child: Hello, this seems to be an issue that needs to be resolved under Philippine laws. You should see an attorney there. Since everybody involved lives in the Philippines courts there have jurisdiction over the case. Michael Hemming www.hemming-law.co...

German Law: on inherit case, state of play, inheritance
state of play, inheritance, 10 years: Dear Xiaoyuan: The sister is only entitled to her part of the mother s part of the house, not the whole house. If she is trying to assert rights to the entire house you should engage a lawyer to at least write to her telling her the state of play. If she persists...

German Law: inheritance, german citizen, german wife
german citizen, german wife, german woman: Dear Mr. Rajeev Patil, according to German law the children of your father are entitled to 3/4 of the inheritance of your father s estate and his wife is only entitled to 1/4 of the inheritance. But your father and his wife could have possibly determined...

German Law: inheritance, german citizen, power of attorney form
german citizen, power of attorney form, german law: Petra: I would be happy to send a letter to the family representing you. A letter from a lawyer, along with a signed power-of-attorney form from you, will be enough to force them into contacting you officially. Let me know how you wish to proceed. You can...

German Law: inheritance, german courts, tax documents
german courts, tax documents, heirs: Dear Yo Smith, It normally takes a couple of months to fill out the forms for the court to get an Erbschein ( the document that allows you to sell the property and to get the money out of the bank accounts etc. Further more the tax documents need to be filled...

German Law: inheritance, mental capacities, health issues
mental capacities, health issues, burgess: Dear Suzanne, If they don t have a will your mother will get 1/3 and you stepbrother will get 2/3 of the house (or the part of the house that belongs to your stepfather) if your stepfather dies. Contact me at csb@germanlegalservices.com. I would be glad...

German Law: inheritance, soul heir, giessen germany
soul heir, giessen germany, inheritor: Dear Sir, according to German law it is ideed the job of the heir to settle the inheritance. However, this also means that noone exept for the heirs has the right to deal with the estate. As Klaus is nominated as future owner of one particular part...

German Law: inheritance and immigration, living in frankfurt, german citizenship
living in frankfurt, german citizenship, immigration issues: Dear Volkmar, You can get the citizenship if you can proof that your mother is German. I don t know if you will receive a work permit as well. My partner in Germany and I would be glad to help you further. I charge $90.00 per hour. Sincerely, Carolin...

German Law: inheritance law, inheritance law, sole heir
inheritance law, sole heir, notary: Dear Sharon, of course I can not give you a totally reliable answer since I don t have the paperwork to support it. In general, the contract of inheritance prevails because it is a contract and not in the same way revokable like wills (a will is revoked...

German Law: inheritance law, international private law, inheritance law
international private law, inheritance law, sole heir: According to German international private law German inheritance law would only apply if the deceased were German nationals. However, American courts do not accept the German rule of inheritance and German court decisions on these grounds if the deceased lived...

German Law: inheritance tax for german citizen based in UK and parents in Germany, inheritance tax, german citizen
inheritance tax, german citizen, double taxation: Dear Katharina, according to the British Inheritance Tax Act a German national having his present domicile in Germany is only submitted to the British inheritance/ gift tax in regard to his real and other movable estate located in the UK. Should it...

German Law: inheritance, german rights, accurate answer
german rights, accurate answer, german law: Dear Ms. Foster. Thanks for the question. I apologize for being late with my answer, but I have been sick. According to German law, the mother s estate must be divided equally among the children (and/or the spouse, if still surviving). If a will exists which...

German Law: inheritence, german lawyer, texas thanks
german lawyer, texas thanks, san antonio texas: Lisa: You can fax them to me if you like. I will have a look and advise you how to proceed. Usually I prepare all the paperwork from here, saving you the trip to Germany; my partner in Germany will pick up the case if it needs to go to court. My fax number...

German Law: international child support, child support case, nurnburg
child support case, nurnburg, german documents: Dear Jason, You are obligated to pay child support. You have the right to see your daughter for at least twelfe days a year and to talk to her on the phone or to send e-mails. But it will be difficult to enforce your rights if the mother is not willing...

German Law: international custody, hague convention, central authorities
hague convention, central authorities, international custody: Dear Pamela, thank you for your question. I assume your son has sole custody. He could initiate a proceeding under the Hague Convention if his son does not return to the US within the time agreed. The U.S. and Germany are both parties to the Hague Convention....

German Law: jugenamt, proper authorities, michael schultz
proper authorities, michael schultz, dear michael: Dear Michael, you would need to file for custody at court. And the court will get the ISS involved to find out if it would be in the best interest to let the children live with you and your parents. I would estimate the costs of ca. $700.00 for my services...

German Law: Who has jurisdiction?, divorce in germany, divorce rules
divorce in germany, divorce rules, term repercussions: Dear Amy, Yes they need to file for divorce in Germany. They can get the divorce registered in the US after they return. They can just get a simple divorce in Germany if they don t want the German court to decide about the splitting of the retirement assets,...

German Law: Legal Age for Child To decide where he lives, british nationality, youth welfare
british nationality, youth welfare, welfare service: The right of child custody and thus the right to determine its residence ends if the child attains full age. However, each parent can always file a law suit regarding an amendment of this right. The child and also the Youth Welfare Service would have to be...

German Law: Legal or not legal?, divorce in germany, divorce proceeding
divorce in germany, divorce proceeding, german lawyer: Dear Sir, as a German lawyer I am not competent to assess whether a judgement rendered by an American court is legal . At first sight, it should be because it is the job of a court to produce legal binding decisions. Furthermore, I cannot advise you whether...

German Law: laws, interim injunction, separation period
interim injunction, separation period, divorce case: Your sister can file for a divorce at the German family court. In principal, she will have to live separated from her husband for one year before she can file for the divorce. However, if the court adjudges a hardship cases the requirement of the separation...

German Law: lee-more, israel tel, german court
israel tel, german court, last question: Dear lee-more, I don t know if your children can receive a German passport because this is out of my expertise. The father is obligated to pay child support. You have to file for a court decision in Tel Aviv and I would be glad to enforce the decision through...

German Law: legal help, child support laws, child suport
child support laws, child suport, german lawyer: Dear Sabby: 1. A newly passed law says that the father must pay the mother support as well for the first three years of the child s life. How much he has to pay will be based on his net income. 2. If he refuses to pay the government can dock his pay directly...

German Law: do i have to live in germany ........., european member state, european economic area
european member state, european economic area, double citizenship: You can apply for the German natinality withot problem if one of your parents should be a German national. Should this not be the case you may apply for it if one of your parents has lived in Germany legally for at least eight years and if he/she is either...

German Law: Maintenance law help, duesseldorfer tabelle, financial troubles
duesseldorfer tabelle, financial troubles, support payments: Rose: If any of the 5 children are from your current husband and/or he has adopted any of them, he should be able to deduct any costs associated with raising them, and thus have his support amounts for the children in Germany reduced. If, on the other hand,...

German Law: Marriage, father of the groom, finace
father of the groom, finace, standesamt: Dear Ms. McPherson, the identity of the father of the groom is generally required for the paperwork you have to complete prior the wedding. But the Standesamt should make an exception if your finace informs them that the identity of his father is unknown....

German Law: Married service member to local German, german lawyer, getting a divorce
german lawyer, getting a divorce, taking pills: Dear Woody, unfortunally the time in Iraq doesn t count for the seperation period if you lived together afterwards as husband and wife. But if you have no children and your wife is not studying you are not obligated to pay support during the seperation...

German Law: Moving to USA with child, susanne richter, hague convention
susanne richter, hague convention, laws in germany: Dear Jason, thank you for your question. Your fiancé has to either file for sole custody or get the permission from her ex-husband to move to Texas with the child. As long as she and her ex-husband share the custody, she should not leave Germany with the...

German Law: is my marriage Legal, divorce proceedings, german citizen
divorce proceedings, german citizen, divorce papers: In principle, the court fees are shared between the parties equally and apart from an advance payment which the court demands from the individual filing for the divorce it demands the residual costs after the divorce has been finalized. If you have a piece...

German Law: military man, pregnant German woman, full custody, sole custody
full custody, sole custody, german woman: Heather: Thanks for the question, and I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate set of circumstances in which you now find yourselves. Your fiancee will have a minimum of 12 days visitation if the child does in fact prove to be his. It would be very difficult...

German Law: Notary Public for German Inheritance, german embassy, german court
german embassy, german court, bank accounts: Dear Kevin, You don t need to get it notarized if the court is not asking for it. You will need to obtain an Erbschein inheritance certificate from the German court/German Embassy to access the property, bank accounts in Germany. I would be glad to organize...

German Law: Obtaining divorce in Germany (neither spouse in German), divorce in germany, uncontested divorce
divorce in germany, uncontested divorce, court hearing: Dear Susan, You can file for divorce at the court in your German home town if you still live in Germany. My business Partner from Munich and I would be glad to represent you and your husband so that you can split the costs. The costs are normally ca. 1200,00...

German Law: obligation of alimony for how long, work part time, working in germany
work part time, working in germany, dave thanks: Dave: thanks for the question and sorry for my delay in answering. After your child turns three your wife will be required to work. As to whether she ll be required to work part- or full-time, I cannot really say, as the new paw has not passed yet and those...

German Law: obtaining dual citizenship, german citizenship, dual citizenship
german citizenship, dual citizenship, german institutions: In principle, the German citizenship ceases to exists if a German obtains a passport of another country. As an exeption, one can file for a dual citizenship at the general counsulate which must be accomplished before the reception of the foreign citizenship....

German Law: PAYMENT OF WIFE'S LEGAL FEES, australian citizen, german authorities
australian citizen, german authorities, horrible situation: Dear Lisa, His wife is only able to obtain financial aid according to German law if her husband has a very low income. Otherwise her husband is obligated to pay the legal fees for his wife. But I don t know if there is a contract existing that will allow...

German Law: Paternity, birth expenses, living in germany
birth expenses, living in germany, living in canada: Dear Mick, Because your child and the mother live in Germany support, custody and visitation rights are regulated by German law. Yes you are obligated to pay 100% pre birth expenses if the mother has no own income. You also have to pay child support based...

German Law: Paternity Child support, german court, blood sample
german court, blood sample, child support: You would have to use a lawyer in Germany. If you are still stationed in Germany things will be easier because your blood sample would be easier to be obtained but, even if you are elsewhere it can be done at reasonable cost. Sincerely Michael Hemming www.hemming-law.co...

German Law: Paternity establishment, visitation and support, living in berlin, time of conception
living in berlin, time of conception, berlin germany: Dear Derrel, I would be glad to represent you. You can contact me directly at csb@germanlegalservices.com or call me at (803) 254-8153. The best time to reach me is between 10.00 am and 12.00 am. I hope to hear from you soon. Sincerely, Carolin Schulz-Burges...

German Law: Paternity and support, collecting child support, german courts
collecting child support, german courts, paternity: Dear Sir, as you say that your friend had been married at the time when you had a love affair with her the law would presume that the husband of your friend is the father unless he has disputed his paternity in a law suit successfully. For this reason...

German Law: Pflichtteil, german law, burgess
german law, burgess, schulz: Dear Adelheid, According to German Law you are entitled to a minimum of 1/10 (Pflichtteil) of the estate. You can contact me directly at csb@germanlegalservices.com if you need further help. I charge $90.00 per hour for my services. Sincerely, Carolin...

German Law: parental authority, jugendamt, german girl
jugendamt, german girl, dificult: Dear Gary Elliott, You have to sign papers from the Jugendamt that give you joint custody not ony the Vaterschafturkunde (fathership papers) in order to get visitation rights every second weekend . You can contact me at csb@germanlegalservices.com if you...

German Law: parents' debts, probate proceeding, deceased parents
probate proceeding, deceased parents, statutory deadline: If you are not called to succession by a will you would not be obliged to settle the debts. Anything further beyond is to your free discretion. However, if I were you I would ask her why she did not initiate an insolvency proceeding or an administration of...

German Law: paternity, german authorities, ill mother
german authorities, ill mother, german law: Dear Anna: Thanks for the question. Your husband would need to know the name of the child and/or the mother to find out whether the child carried his name. In order to successfully search for the child, he d likely need to know when and where the child was...

German Law: paying money for an unborn child, child in danger, health condition
child in danger, health condition, mother and child: Dear Edwin, There is a new law that you have to support mother and child until the child turns three years old. If she has a health condition that will put her and the child in danger you have to pay support until she can receive Mutterschaftsgeld/Erziehungsgeld....

German Law: payment dispute, payment dispute, bank documents
payment dispute, bank documents, minor accident: Dear Dan: The company could sue you and ask that you pay for the court costs -- but this is assuming that you actually didn t pay. You are going to need to prove to them that you paid the bill, however. I d be glad to help you here. I would contact the car...

German Law: permanent visa, permanent visa, german citizen
permanent visa, german citizen, friend lives: Vlad: Since she has been in Germany for 5 years already, her chances should be pretty good for being allowed to stay. She might also have a case for being allowed to stay based on the children and them going to school in Germany. Still, I would advise her...

German Law: is it possible to get sole custody?, stay at home dad, german courts
stay at home dad, german courts, custody decision: Dear Dawn, German courts would generally grant you Aufenthaltsbestimmungsrecht (the right to determine your child s whereabouts) if you are the child s primary caretaker and your husband is primarily away during the day at work. If your husband is retired...

German Law: Re: Inheritance Law, inheritance law, dear jane
inheritance law, dear jane, german law: Dear Jane Niedermeyr, I am sorry that the answer didn t reach you. According to German law the estate has to be divided equally between the inheritors named in the will if there are no surviving spouses or children. You can contact me at csb@germanlegalservices.com...

German Law: Residence permit and child borne in Germany, german authorities, french identity
german authorities, french identity, french lady: Dear Dan, I know it is hard to deal with the German authorities. Never the less I don t know if your daugther needs a residence permit or not. I would need to do some research. You can contact me at csb@germanlegalservices.com. I charge $90.00 per hour. ...

German Law: Rights against a German father, english citizen, german legal system
english citizen, german legal system, german father: Dear Lorraine, No worries. It is not up the father to decide whether or not he wants to take responsibility for his child. The German legal system is on your side. The first step, if he refuses to father the child, will be a paternity test. Everything els,...

German Law: re: question regarding personal jurisdiction, child custody issues, family court judges
child custody issues, family court judges, subject matter jurisdiction: Dear Nina, Your sister s husband can file for divorce in Germany. But the US courts have jurisdiction for custody and support for the children. The Hague contract about the protection of children only allows the German courts jurisdiction if the children...

German Law: remarriage of ex with custody of our child, dear joseph, new id
dear joseph, new id, morroco: Dear Joseph, I would need to do some research to give you a certain answer. She might be able to prove that she is his mother with your son s birth certificate. To change his name would certainly avoid further problems, but could have disadvantages for...

German Law: remarriage following German divorce, divorce decree, german law
divorce decree, german law, minimum time: Dear Mr. Greenfield, Your client has to wait one month after the divorce decree got send out to the parties because each party is allowed to appeal during this time. Afterwards the divorce is final and your client can re-marry. Sincerely, C.Burges...

German Law: requirement for spouse to work once the cild is 3, dear mike, islamic countries
dear mike, islamic countries, alimony: Dear Mike, I understand your frustration. The new law according alimony will probably pass in the first half of the next year. It is not clear when your wife will need to start working. Right now she has to start to work part time as soon as the child starts...

German Law: Do you have to return to the place of marriage to get a divorce?, personal jurisdiction, divorce case
personal jurisdiction, divorce case, american citizens: Dear Jessica, You friends can get divorced in the United States, even if they married in Germany. As a general rule, you never have to return to the jurisdiction where you got married to get a divorce. Actually, if none of them has any ties to Germany...

German Law: The right to pay, but no right to relate., australian citizen, relevant locations
australian citizen, relevant locations, legal spouse: Dear Michael: Thanks for the questions, and I am sorry to hear about your unfortunate situation. The reason you are subject to German law is that the child and the mother currently reside in Germany and therefore are subject to German law. Through your marriage...

German Law: Seeking Divorce, divorce in germany, working in iraq
divorce in germany, working in iraq, german system: Dear Robert, It is correct that you need to be separated for one year to file for divorce in Germany. You can file earlier if both parties agree and you claim that you were already separated for one year. You are also obligated to pay support to your wife...

German Law: Separation-rights to child-property, smart forfour, uk citizen
smart forfour, uk citizen, placement opportunity: Dear Clive, I understand that you were not treated fairly by your partner. You still need to be careful and defend yourself. Otherwise the mother will enforce child support, back support and alimony for the first 3 years of the child in the UK. It will just...

German Law: Sibling financial responsibility, social security check, german citizen
social security check, german citizen, nursing home care: Pete: If the brother has no closer relatives and no money of his own then, yes, your mother as the next of kin will have to pay. I think they, too, could attempt to dock her SS payments in order to cover the costs should she choose not to pay voluntarily....

German Law: Speedy divorce, out of country, alimony, prenup, extramarital affair
prenup, extramarital affair, alimony: Dear Alden, 1.Yes he normally need to be seperated for one year before he can file for divorce in Germany. 2. Yes he can file in Germany. 3.It depends if the prenup is valid in Germany. You can contact me at csb@germanlegalservices.com for further help....

German Law: Spouse Support, traumatic brain injury, sole provider
traumatic brain injury, sole provider, german law: David: I m sorry you were not very satisfied with my previous answer, but German law is very specific about support payments. Every support payment amount is based on something called the Duesseldorf Table. In order to determine what your legal obligations...

German Law: Stopping Child Support, pam child, maximum age
pam child, maximum age, child support: Dear Pam, child support can stop when the child turns 18 years old if the child is able to support himself afterwards. Normally the parent has to pay longer until the child finishes college or his job training. The maximum age of the child to get child support...

German Law: seperation agreement, hague convention, dear madam
hague convention, dear madam, child abduction: Dear Madam, you did not ask a question in your inquiry. However, I understood your inquiry in that way that you ask if your daughter would be allowed to take her child residing in the US to Germany without violating the Hague Convention on Child Abduction....

German Law: spousal support, alimony payments, german woman
alimony payments, german woman, child support: Dear Pamela, The mother is obligated to work part time when both children are 7 years old or older. Afterwards your partner is allowed to reduce the alimony payments. He is only allowed to reduce the alimony earlier if she starts to work before hand voluntarily....

German Law: spousal support, german lawyer, german attorney
german lawyer, german attorney, military system: Dear Marx, I would need to get more information about your net income, do you have children or why is your wife not working? You can contact me at csb@germanlegalservices.com. I charge $90.00 per hour for my services. Sincerely, Carolin Schulz-Burges...

German Law: Timeline for Divorce (German system), divorce in germany, sofa agreement
divorce in germany, sofa agreement, german legal system: Dear Erika, It takes normally about one year to get the divorce finalized in Germany. It normally does not matter if you have an open case in the US if you filed for divorce in Germany first. You can contact me at csb@germanlegalservices.com if you don...

German Law: Transfer of house title, german husband, inheritance tax
german husband, inheritance tax, friend whos: Dear Stephanie, transfers of property are subject to donation tax or inheritance tax which are both regulated in the same act (Erbschaftssteuergesetz). There is a tax exemption of 307.000,00 € for transfers between spouses which means that transfers either...

German Law: term letter of quarantees, dear madam, turkey istanbul
dear madam, turkey istanbul, letter of guarantee: Dear Ms Ciray: Generally such expressions are legal valid in Germany, but I would have to see the precise context in which such a statement was used in order to determine if it is truly legally valid. And as contract law is not my filed of expertise, I might...

German Law: Visitation and Child Support, german citizenship, visitation laws
german citizenship, visitation laws, dual citizenship: Yes, they do. I do not know if the question of the dual citizenship relies on the location where the child lives according to American law. At first sight I would estimate that your child has already a dual citizenship. However if this is not the case...

German Law: Visitation/Custody Rights of Unwed Father, lower saxony germany, unwed father
lower saxony germany, unwed father, german mother: Jeff: you have visitation rights of a minimum of 12 days a year and likely more (especially considering all the admirable things you are doing to fulfill your expectations as a father to your son). As to joint custody, you re correct that this will be next...

German Law: Visitation rights for father, visitation rights, german law
visitation rights, german law, days per year: Dear Michelle, According to German law he is allowed to visitt his daughter for at least 12 days per year. He has to file for visitation rights if necessary. You can contact me at csb@germanlegalservices.com if you need further help. Sincerely, C....

German Law: Visitation rights, german citizen, mail phone
german citizen, mail phone, visitation time: Dear Elizabeth: I see you might not have read or received my answer to your question, so I am resending now. Feel free to contact me directly at csb@germanlegalservices.com if you have further questions. Carolin Dear Elizabeth, I would be glad to represent...

German Law: Visitation + support, indoor playground, duty soldier
indoor playground, duty soldier, child abduction: Dear Sylvia, Your husband is obligated to pay 48.00 Euro more per month for child support for a six year old. That means he would be obligated to pay 225,00 Euro per month. He is allowed to spend at least 12 days a yealoneone with the child. And the child...

German Law: visitation, youth welfare, welfare office
youth welfare, welfare office, dna test: If the child´s mother has agreed to your acceptance you have a visitation right. The first reasonable way would to try a conciliation by the youth welfare office (Jugendamt). If the mother still rejects you should apply for an accompanied visitation, which...

German Law: Want to leave my American husband, but not without my daughter, custody decision, law restrictions
custody decision, law restrictions, burgess: Dear Toni, Your your friend needs a custody decision before she can leave the US permanently with her daughter. I would be glad to organize this for her in Germany. You can contact me directly at csb@germanlegalservices.com. I charge $50.00 per hour. ...

German Law: Writing a will in Germany, confidential document, german law
confidential document, german law, writing a will: Dear Dr Walshaw: Thanks for the question. Yes, according to German law a will must exist in hand-written form, in addition to being hand-signed and dated. If the will is not held by a notary, then permission to see the will must be requested (and granted)...

German Law: Will, inheritor, german law
inheritor, german law, brothers and sisters: A will is valid according to german law if it is completely handwritten. You should report the issue to the local estate court, because wills have to be delivered there in order to be opened. If the friend does not comply with the court´s request it may...

German Law: will, dear madam, good relationship
dear madam, good relationship, german law: Dear Waltraud van der Breggen, according to German law you and his other daughter are each entitled to half of your father s inheritance. If an official will states something different you will still be entitled to 1/4 of the inheritance (the so called...

German New Medicine: Vitiligo, vitamin b complex, dr hamer
vitamin b complex, dr hamer, incredible fear: It is quite possible that you need more help with this. German New Medicine spends a lot of time analysing and finding the source of your present conflict and emotional reaction. Then a solution must be found - a way for you to change the way you feel - by...

German New Medicine: Throat problem/ acid reflux, Lump in the throat
Lump in the throat: Dear Boyan, A lump in the throat can happen when you hold too much tension in the muscles of the throat and neck, and not just due to reflux. The German New Medicine view on the problem is as follows: when a person is suddenly confronted with an indigestible...

German New Medicine: In need of help
Dear Helen, Your situation is complex, with many traumatic events throughout your life and lots of stress on your body, physically, as well. It is not surprising that your body is showing signs of deficiencies and your mind is stressing on so many phobias...

German New Medicine: trying to understand the conflicts, Rashes. Gallbladder stones. Emotions and symptoms.
Rashes. Gallbladder stones. Emotions and symptoms.: Dear Esther, For more details on GNM, please visit the website www.learninggnm.com where you will find the full presentation of how to understand different symptoms and conditions in the body. 1. A rash is a sign of resolution and it appears once a previous...

German New Medicine: Yeast?, Gas and bloating
Gas and bloating: Hello, Bud! I apologize for the delayed reply. Gas and bloating are a sign of indigestion. The mechanics can be triggered by different things - candida. poor digestion (due to insufficient digestive enzymes or stomach acid) and other material issues....

German New Medicine: Rash on chin, Skin rash
Skin rash: Hello Liza! A rash on the skin is a sign of healing - a symptoms that appears after a conflict is resolved. Here is the full text for skin problems: http://learninggnm.com/SBS/documents/skin.html The right side of the face is your partner side, so...

German Shepherds: 1 yr old GSD and loose stools, gsd breed, loose stools
gsd breed, loose stools, pale color: Hi Bob, if she is lacking an enzyme, have they offered any supplement to help? And my other question would be how can she outgrow it? She is already a year old, and most of her body is pretty much done growing. She just has to start the filling out process...

German Shepherds: 10 Month GSD Aggression, obedience training, how to raise a puppy
obedience training, how to raise a puppy, time bomb: wEll Chris, This is most likely why he was netuered and sold or whatever. It does not matter how well bred he is or where parents are from, it is how he was started in life from the beginning. If the breeder left him in a kennel with no training done on...

German Shepherds: 10 month female puppy, german shepherd puppy, female german shepherd
german shepherd puppy, female german shepherd, female puppy: If she doesn t seem to be itching or anything. it could be normal. German Shepherds are born all black. By the time they are a month old, the have much of their color, but continue developing more until at least a year old. I would see how it goes, and...

German Shepherds: 10 month old GSD, sexual maturity, how to raise a puppy
sexual maturity, how to raise a puppy, spray bottle: HI RUTH MALES CAN BREED AT SIX MONTHS IF ANYBODY CHOOSES TO DO THIS. I DID USE GINO MY MALE NOW TWO AND HALF AT LITTLE OVER A YEAR AS I HAD FEMALES TO BREED AND NEEDED TO USE HIM BUT BEFORE I DID I MADE SURE HE KNEW ENGLIGH AND OBEYED ME THREW OUT. THIS...

German Shepherds: 10 month old male, professional dog trainer, obedience class
professional dog trainer, obedience class, natural instincts: Why? With the severe problem we have with excess dogs being slaughtered, what good reason do you have to let him add to it? The problem with him marking other people s house could be at least partly genetic. Why chance letting him pass the problem on? ...

German Shepherds: 10 mth old gsd being disobediant, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

German Shepherds: 10 week old German Shepherd, HELP!, prey drive, herding dogs
prey drive, herding dogs, obedience training: Hi Stephanie, First use a spray bottle filled with water and spray her everytime she chases the cats. Tell her no when you spray her. She is a GSD, and they are herding dogs, that is why she is chasing the cats. They also have very strong prey drive,...

German Shepherds: 10 week old GSD weght?, two dogs, adult size
two dogs, adult size, gsd: I know of no chart or table on on it. A number of experienced dog owners recently discussed this on another site. Somebody trotted out the twice as big as at 4 months. None of my 15 puppies ever got that big. My conclusion from my experience and from others...

German Shepherds: 10month GS, privacy fence, pouring rain
privacy fence, pouring rain, dog house: I once went to a lot of work building a nice dog house, even painting to match my house. My wife made a foam filled pad to go in it. The dog had nothing to do with it. He sleep outside on the ground. He slept in the same spot so much, he killed the grass...

German Shepherds: I have a 11 month and a 5 month german shepard, german shepards, different types of dogs
german shepards, different types of dogs, handsome studs: Hi Chris, Go to www.dogsbestfriend.com, the Monks of New Skete book on how to raise a New Puppy and Other books and videos are available. Being you have two adult males, one is going to become the Dominant one regardless, just natural. Yes, u must be in...

German Shepherds: 11 month old neutered male., jean donaldson, obedience class
jean donaldson, obedience class, obedience classes: Many obedience classes are total wastes, failing the primary purpose of training the owner in the proper role as leader. You can learn to play the role of top dog by reading some books or going to a good obedience class. A good obedience class or book is...

German Shepherds: 11 week old gsd (I think), female german shepherd, short legs
female german shepherd, short legs, isen: All puppies are born with short legs and tails. Hers may lengthen in time. I am having trouble remembering a shepherd with a tail curled forward. It is quite common for the ears to take a while to stand up. You must remember, that not all dogs meet their...

German Shepherds: 11 wk old pup aggression, sensitive place, w men
sensitive place, w men, walking home: Hi Angela, Well it sounds like the reluctance that the mother showed probably was genetic fearness which has passed on to your dog. This unfortunately is very common in GSDs, and can escalate to fear biting. The one thing you do not want to do is dominate...

German Shepherds: I have a 12 week old german..., dirt particles, soft ears
dirt particles, soft ears, acholol: JESSIE, IT CAN TAKE TO SEVEN MONTHS OF AGE, I HAVE A FEMALE THAT WILL BE A YEAR OLD OCEANA THAT STILL FLOPS, SHE HAS SOFT EARS THAT ARE UP ONE WEEK GOOD AND FLOPPING ANOTHER. IT IS A GENETIC PROBLEM AT THIS AGE AND I SHOULD GO BACK ON THE BREEDER, BUT I...

German Shepherds: 14 m.o. GSD One ear down for the last month, puppy chow, puppy food
puppy chow, puppy food, casual observations: No, no, and no. Perhaps you stayed on puppy chow too long. It is counter intuitive, but too much calcium in the diet is worse than too little. And good hips are much more important than ears that stand up for anything except show dogs. Neutro is highly...

German Shepherds: 14 Week old GSD feeding issue, maybe?, puppy chow, purina pro plan
puppy chow, purina pro plan, smart puppy: It is quite common for a Shepherd puppy to refuse to eat enough to completely hide its ribs. 4 cups a day sounds like a lot. My 14 week old Lab is getting just over 2 cups a day of Pro Plan. I just cut her back to 2 meals a day. My bag of puppy chow is...

German Shepherds: 18 month old Female GSD not gone into heat, breeding dogs, german shepherd
breeding dogs, german shepherd, vet: Your vet can better answer those questions. Some females go through what is called silent heats where there is so little discharge, you may miss it. Why don t you just spay her? With all the dogs being slaughtered for lack of good homes, we don t need...

German Shepherds: 18 month old gsd bitch called leia, obedience class, pack structure
obedience class, pack structure, grey bear: German Shepherds are born all black and slowly develop other colors. Usually it is complete at a year, but the gray may be just some later color development. If you haven t had her spayed, that should help. It is no cure all, but does reduce nervous...

German Shepherds: i went to 2 breeders today looking for german shepard puppies, german shepard puppies, shepards
german shepard puppies, shepards, west germany: HI CANDY WELL, U MUST GO AND SEE THE PARENTS IF POSSIBLE. ASK MANY QUESTIONS, ASK TO SEE THEIR WARRANTY. OF COURSE A WARRANTY THAT COVER EVERYTHING IS GOING TO MAKE THE PUPPY PRICE VERY HIGH. WHEN BREEDING A PAIR, NOBODY CAN PREDICT A PERFECT LITTER WITH...

German Shepherds: 2 female German Shepherds, german shepherd puppy, german shepherd dogs
german shepherd puppy, german shepherd dogs, german shepherd dog: It sounds like your dog is acting on either fear or her natural prey and fight drive and has taken on a pack leader roll and needs you to take that position. The only way she will learn proper pack instincts is if you teach her. Please be aware that puppies...

German Shepherds: !/2 Lab, 1/2 German Shepherd, german shepherds, german shepherd
german shepherds, german shepherd: German Shepherds often are more vocal and mouthy than many other breeds. When he jumps up and bites, step back and turn away. Never give him any positive attention. and everyone in the family must do it. It will take a while, but it should work. ...

German Shepherds: 2 months old GSD, purebreds, german shepherd
purebreds, german shepherd, crosses: I don t think this site does pictures. You could send it to asklabman@yahoo.com but I am afraid I might not be much help. Within a breed, purebreds vary. Depending on what it is mixed with, sometimes crosses look more like a pure bred than some purebreds....

German Shepherds: i have 2 sheperds the male..., doorbell rings, gentle giant
doorbell rings, gentle giant, leader of the pack: Hi Sharon If your not into the breeding business get them fixed soon as possible, for he is becoming very territorial. He must be corrected of this, put on a leash when the doorbell rings, give the sit command, and make him sit until he can stop barking....

German Shepherds: 2 white german shephard males, obedience class, three pillows
obedience class, three pillows, natural instincts: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

German Shepherds: 2 Yr Old - Fear & Aggression, ticking time bomb, fear aggression
ticking time bomb, fear aggression, dis service: Your Mother In Law s German Shepherd is dangerous, aggressive, dominant and is in severe need of boundaries, rules, and limitations. Behaviors can be changed in the dog with knowledge and consistency, but it is the People who are the hardest to train....

German Shepherds: 2 yr aggressive male biting problem, obedience work, couch potatoes
obedience work, couch potatoes, intelligent animals: I can t disagree with you.Although there are other options. One thing I would so is that I would have him vet checked to begin with. Sometimes physical problems can cause erratic behavior in dogs. You can find these problems with any breed. I would also check...

German Shepherds: my 5 mon old german shpherd, chow puppy, obedience class
chow puppy, obedience class, natural instincts: Shepherds are normally fairly vocal. It may take a while for him to adjust to his new home. It will be longer if he wasn t exposed to many people and other things before 12 weeks old. That is a very common, serious mistake. Are you offering him what...

German Shepherds: 5-month old German Shepherd puppy throwing up, german shepherd puppy, cat litter box
german shepherd puppy, cat litter box, intestinal blockages: This is too late to help with that problem, but I do want to say the rawhide is far more likely to be a problem than the litter box. For the sake of your stomach, you may want to put it where the cat, but not the puppy can get to it. The pet stores are...

German Shepherds: 8 Month GSD, Poor Focus/Protection, obedience school, working dogs
obedience school, working dogs, poor focus: Actually things maybe going quit well as far as protection goes. A good protection dog takes its clue from its leader. It you are confident and pleased to see somebody, then he needs to wag his tale and greet them with a lick. When you aren t around to...

German Shepherds: Aggressive German Shepherd Puppy, german shepherd puppy, obedience class
german shepherd puppy, obedience class, natural instincts: Spay her if not already. This should be done immediately unless you know she has already had her season. If not, she could start anytime, and then you will be stuck with going through all the mess, hassles, and risk. The key to most behavior problems...

German Shepherds: adopted a GS mix, white german shepherd, dogs head
white german shepherd, dogs head, head collar: Not much I can help with on the rest, but a head collar might help with the walking. The leading brands are Promise, Haltie, and Gentle Leader. They have a strap going around the dogs nose looking something like a muzzle. They work by pulling the dogs...

German Shepherds: Beginning to attack my other dog, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, german shephard: Spaying is no cure all, but would be a big help in this case. I know of no reason to keep an intact female unless you are going to breed her. Let me assure you, we have plenty of other females to breed. Enough that we slaughter millions of dogs every year...

German Shepherds: Behavior, new neighborhood, german shepherd
new neighborhood, german shepherd, half hour: Whys are tough and often guess work. It sounds to me like there are new noises in the new neighborhood he is uncomfortable with. He may hear something he doesn t trust, and decide he can best defend the pack at the bedroom door. Maybe he will decide the...

German Shepherds: Dog nipping puppy, german shepherd puppy, female german shepherd
german shepherd puppy, female german shepherd, wolf pack: While many 5 year old females want nothing to do with puppies, it sounds like your Hazel is mothering it. In a wolf pack, it is the responsibility for all the adults to care for the puppies. Some dogs step right up and do it, and others want nothing to do...

German Shepherds: ears, femal, left ear
femal, left ear, german shepherd: At his age you might want to tape it up. But if he is perking it at all then likely it will stand. Sometimes they are just lefties, or righties and the other ear is not quite as strong, :) a bit of tape where it breaks over will help hold it up. :) Cind...

German Shepherds: Fear of Friendly Father, gsd club, two occassions
gsd club, two occassions, obedience class: It is possible your father reminds her of somebody she had a bad experience with in the past. More likely it is a lack of experience with men at an early age. Often the fear on men is dismissed with accusations of abuse. The true abuser is the women that...

German Shepherds: Flaky Skin, puppy food, nuvet
puppy food, nuvet, flaky skin: Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily with a soft bristled brush. You might add a teaspoon a day of liquid cooking oil to its food. I might add, most of the Shepherds I see are eating Pro Plan,...

German Shepherds: Flaky Skin, flaxseed oil, royal canine
German Shepherds: Flaky Skin, flaxseed oil, royal canine, flaky skin

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Kept As a Pet, Not a Working Dog, satisfaction
German Shepherds: German Shepherd Kept As a Pet, Not a Working Dog, satisfaction

German Shepherds: German Shepherd personality changes, blood work, x ray
German Shepherds: German Shepherd personality changes, blood work, x ray, medical problem

German Shepherds: Hind legs going out, loyal companion, handicap
German Shepherds: Hind legs going out, loyal companion, handicap, stairs

German Shepherds: how much should a male german shepard weigh at 5 months, score chart, bone density
German Shepherds: how much should a male german shepard weigh at 5 months, score chart, bone density, body conditioning

German Shepherds: shephard/lab mix puppy, milans, leashes
German Shepherds: shephard/lab mix puppy, milans, leashes, cesar milan

German Shepherds: Weight, male gsd, weight charts
German Shepherds: Weight, male gsd, weight charts, good shape

German Shepherds: German Shepard Dog, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: First you have to take over as leader. It then becomes your responsibility to decide who needs bit and bite them. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd accidents in the home, vet appointment, obedience class
vet appointment, obedience class, accidents in the home: Make a vet appointment and explain the problem to him. If there is no physical problem, it could be a challenge to your leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Behavior, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, dogs and children: The dog is now mature, and as the children develop, they may be sending her different messages and failing to behave as she expects. She is treating them as unruly pups. She needs to be retrained to understand they outrank her. Dogs and children need careful...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Kept As a Pet, Not a Working Dog, german shepherd dog, commercial dog food
german shepherd dog, commercial dog food, rescue dogs: I think you need to look at your last dog. Do you think he was happy living with you and having your attention? Did he seem restless and need more activity? If you think your last dog had a good life, why shouldn t another dog be happy living the same life?...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd personality changes, male gsd, sore legs
male gsd, sore legs, personality changes: It sounds like he has a real problem, and it likely will be worse in another year and a half when he is mature. It is quite possible your vet is right. There are many people breeding dogs that don t have a clue. I get question after question from people...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Weight, female german shepherd, homemade diets
female german shepherd, homemade diets, vet staff: Your vet has seen her, and I haven t. What does he say? 50 pounds and 22 at the shoulder? That sounds way too light for that height. I have absolutely no confidence or raw or other homemade diets. Nobody has ever given me any real proof they are better...

German Shepherds: German shep x collie puppy, collie puppy, german shep
collie puppy, german shep, puppy chow: The dog guide school has us switch at 4 months. Maybe when you run low in puppy chow, start mixing in the same product, butthe adult formula until after a week it si all adult chow. A few weeks either way doesnt make any difference. Thank you for planning...

German Shepherds: GS & cat, least three times, kong toys
least three times, kong toys, brisk walk: Hi Brian Put your kitty in a crate in the room with your dog and use some behavior modification on the dog. It s a cycle, dog chases cat runs dog chases cat runs. One of them has to stop. Don t let your dog even LOOK at your kitty in an intense way. If necessary...

German Shepherds: Should I get this GS with stipulations, sturdy dogs, x rays
sturdy dogs, x rays, endless supply: It shouldn t hurt the dog to wait. It does leave you open to behavior problems. Like many that know and love dogs, I have a strong anti breeding bias. I would add some stipulations of your own. You may neuter it immediately if it proves unsuitable for...

German Shepherds: GSD biting and eating challenges, loving master, pit mix
loving master, pit mix, pancrease: While what you are doing is working, much of the dog training world is moving to more positive methods. Perhaps find and read some of these books: The Cultural Clash by Jean Donaldson, 1996 Excel-crated Learning by Pamela Reid, 1996 Don t Shoot the...

German Shepherds: GSD and eating, pet savannah, obedience class
pet savannah, obedience class, natural instincts: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

German Shepherds: Is my GSD growing too fast, puppy chow, gsd
puppy chow, gsd, pup: Most likely yes, and it is the worst possible thing for a GSD s joints. At least they seldom are obese too. If he is still on puppy chow, start switching to adult chow immediately working it in until it is all adult chow in a week. Those that know large...

German Shepherds: GSD puppy, adult teeth, safe toys
adult teeth, safe toys, kongs: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that when they are alone, if they quit biting,...

German Shepherds: gsds, genetic problem, cross breed
genetic problem, cross breed, little dog: What does your vet say? You are feeding her all she will eat of a common brand of dry dog chow? It is common for a GSD to keep itself thin and their ribs even showing a little. They are actually much healthier that way than other breeds that will eat more...

German Shepherds: Help my German Shepherd is trying to be the Alpha, female german shepherd, collie mix
female german shepherd, collie mix, spayed and neutered: The more I think about it, the better I like Reagan going along. I don t know if you will have much down time on the trip, but to pick up a book and get started with the new regime without the distractions of the other dogs would be a good idea. it won t...

German Shepherds: Help please with german sherpherds!, obedience training, 2 females
obedience training, 2 females, neutral ground: I am not sure what you are wanting to do by separating them. They are already highly bonded to each other and even a long period of separation won t change that. I do think they need to be in separate crates at night, or sections of a divided one. Keeping...

German Shepherds: Hind legs going out, holistic vet, leg problem
holistic vet, leg problem, hearing service: I m pretty tough as far as not wanting my dogs to suffer. Quantity of years vs quality of life. But I also believe that if a dog is still enjoying life, even with a few compromises or meds the key being ENJOYING life and comfortable, then you should do whatever...

German Shepherds: Hyperactive, poor focus and excited!, ill behavior, long walks
ill behavior, long walks, poor focus: While better early socialization may have helped, it could be his breeding. Neuter him if not already. That should go a long ways toward calming him down. You certainly don t want him passing on his ill behavior. More exercise would help. Long walks,...

German Shepherds: itchy german shepherd, dirty dogs, mother and sister
dirty dogs, mother and sister, scabs: Are your sure your dog has no fleas or parasites? No furmites etc? That s the first thing you need to check., Next would be a possible food or carpet allergy. He could be allergic to something you use in your carpet, like carpet fresh. I would make sure that...

German Shepherds: jumping up on people, german shepherd, paws
german shepherd, paws, affection: Consistently is very important in correcting jumping and other problems. Quickly correcting him each and every time he jumps on somebody is very important. He must never get the affection he wants. A number of things have been used. One of the most gentle...

German Shepherds: how much should a male german shepard weigh at 5 months, chow puppy, puppy chow
chow puppy, puppy chow, breed puppy: That is hard to say. While he is on the small side now, if a lack of food has slowed his growth, he may continue growing much longer. That isn t all bad. One of the worst things for a large breed puppy is too much of too rich of a diet leading to fast growth...

German Shepherds: male german shepard weight, long hind legs, puppy chow
long hind legs, puppy chow, breed puppies: Dogs vary in how fast they grow. I may be more thinking size than weight. For dogs the same height, a Shepherd won t weigh near as much as a Lab. I still think Shepherds shoot up rapidly, and your mix will be smaller than most shepherds. Who is right?...

German Shepherds: Personality, unpredictable, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, private trainer: That is puzzling behavior. It does sound like she isn t relying on you as leader, but feels she must manage the stranger herself. I can only make my usual suggestion you work on leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the...

German Shepherds: Please help, german shepherd puppy, obedience class
german shepherd puppy, obedience class, natural instincts: Biting is a natural response to not being allowed to do as a dog pleases. They have to be taught not to. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack...

German Shepherds: Potty Training an Adult Dog, closing doors, wire grid
closing doors, wire grid, computer desk: Biggest difference with older dogs is the longer time after eating or drinking before they are ready to relieve themselves. If a dog has been living where it could keep its living space clean, it should quickly catch on. The important part will be teaching...

German Shepherds: Potty Training an Adult Dog, closing doors, safe room
closing doors, safe room, computer desk: Thank you for taking the dog. Especially a Shepherd may do better with somebody they know. Much like a puppy. With older dogs, the biggest difference is the longer time after eating or drinking before they are ready to relieve themselves. If a dog has been...

German Shepherds: PUPPY AND EATING HABITS, closet shelving, puppy food
closet shelving, puppy food, wire grid: Most Labs wouldn t have a clue. Likely he needs 2-3 cups divided into 3 meals a day. Even at his age, your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to easily feel the ribs, but not see them. Each dog is...

German Shepherds: Puppy Aggression, litter mates, sweet personality
litter mates, sweet personality, separation anxiety: Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently put your hands around your pup s middle, below his front legs, and lift him up. He is facing you. Hold him for 15 seconds. Repeat until he no longer struggles. If he is past 10-12 weeks, lift...

German Shepherds: please help me.., obedience class, adult teeth
obedience class, adult teeth, natural instincts: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

German Shepherds: potty training, feeding time, real solution
feeding time, real solution, german shepherd: Try crating him. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be others, you, anyone else in the household, and any other pets. In our modern society, even if we are home, other things...

German Shepherds: pregnant female, calcium supplements, calcium deficiency
calcium supplements, calcium deficiency, gsd breeder: Hi Kathy I m afraid I m likely to offend you with my answer.But since you asked for my opinion I have to give you an honest one. I don t agree with breeding a sixteen month old female to begin with. That s akin to a thirteen year old girl giving birth. I...

German Shepherds: my puppy gs, carol lea benjamin, jean donaldson
carol lea benjamin, jean donaldson, foot fence: It varies, 7 months is on the young side; but if her vulva is swollen and has a bloody discharge, likely she is starting her seasonal reproductive cycle commonly known as coming into heat. You made a big mistake not getting her spayed by 6 months and avoiding...

German Shepherds: puppy whining, irish wolfhound, place on earth
irish wolfhound, place on earth, wolfhound: I don t quite understand this. Usually at 8 weeks they are ready to go out into the world and readily accept new things and people. Are you sure he was only 8 weeks? Dogs that are held in a kennel past 12 weeks often behave like that. Is he active in the...

German Shepherds: running a GS, pack leaders, tread mill
pack leaders, tread mill, good game: Even if the vet said it is OK, I still think 1 1/2 years old is a little young to be running with a car. Perhaps a good game of fetch in the back yard would be easier on him. I am not sure how to train on the tread mill. I guess use praise and treats...

German Shepherds: Swollen Hind Legs, emergency vets, hind legs
emergency vets, hind legs, open wounds: Hi Your puppy could ve been suffering from several different problems, beginning with blastomycosis which often presents with draining sores and swelling, to MRSA which is a staff infection that begins with a small break in the skin and can become systemic...

German Shepherds: shephard/lab mix puppy, shepherd mix puppy, puppy chow
shepherd mix puppy, puppy chow, food dish: I am old school enough that this method bothers me a little, but it is in my Puppy Raising manual along with a bunch of well proven stuff. Don t put all of the dogs food in the dish to start. When it finished what you gave it, add more. After a couple...

German Shepherds: ticks, heartworm, baby one
heartworm, baby one, gsd: I don t know where they come from this time of year, but they do. I think sometimes a lump forms around what is left of the tick and slowly goes away. Put it on your list of stuff to mention to the vet next visit if it is still there. My vet says most...

German Shepherds: Weight, cod liver oil, male german shepherd
cod liver oil, male german shepherd, quality dog food: Since I have no idea how tall he is, I really can t answer that. If you feel he is too thin, then you need to increase his food. What are you feeding? Quality is as important as quantity. How often are you feeding him? He should be eating twice per day as...

German Shepherds: 10 month old White GSD, gsd, darts
gsd, darts, new homes: It is hard to say. Shepherds can be slow to adjust to new people and new homes. I think a week is hardly long enough to tell much. If she will take food and treats from him, that is a good side. She may just find a man a strange, new being and not sure...

German Shepherds: 2yo German Shepherd Male, natural instincts, center of my world
natural instincts, center of my world, excellent care: I don t know how they know, but it is quite common for dogs to behave differently when a lady is pregnant. Yes, more disipline. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs...

German Shepherds: 3 month old German Shepherd ears., puppy chow, gsd puppy
puppy chow, gsd puppy, speedy response: As I indicated, ears may come up late, but nearly always do. None of what I regard as reliable sources have much to say about ears. Doing a search on the Internet on dogs often turns up opinions with very little experience to back them up. If you do a search...

German Shepherds: 4 month old female gsd weight, growth spurt, german blood
growth spurt, german blood, thin side: It is hard to say. Some of how big a dog gets depends on how long it keeps growing. At 4 months, some take a growth spurt, while others level off. I would expect her to be about the same size as her parents. it is quite common for young German Shepherds...

German Shepherds: My 6mos. old female GSD, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Not completely. As strangers to her give her treats, she will accept others better. She may never do as well as she might have, but you should be able to make a big improvement. You can never undo breeding and early socialization problems completely...

German Shepherds: 9 week old german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppy, female german shepherd
german shepherd puppy, female german shepherd, canned pumpkin: The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog has a chance. You can try food additives, the home remedies pineapple juice or canned pumpkin or the commercial products Forbid or Deter. Why dogs do it is poorly understood....

German Shepherds: Abandoned Rottweiler Mix Puppy, german shepherd puppy, lab puppy
german shepherd puppy, lab puppy, abandonement: You did a great thing taking her in and then finding a home for her. It is sad so many dogs get abandoned. I am not sure what you are wanting form me now. If you are thinking of getting another dog, I would suggest an adult, and perhaps a smaller one....

German Shepherds: Bad Puppy!!!!, obedience class, bad puppy
obedience class, bad puppy, natural instincts: You may have over done the treats. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much...

German Shepherds: crating my shepherd puppy, shepherd puppy, free reign
shepherd puppy, free reign, housebreaking: I can t imagine having a puppy and not crating it when you can t watch it. If you aren t having any problems with housebreaking or a chewing problem, perhaps you don t need a crate. The crate is an essential tool with many puppies, but some people, with...

German Shepherds: 3 month old German Shepherd ears., german shephards, criss cross
German Shepherds: 3 month old German Shepherd ears., german shephards, criss cross, clue

German Shepherds: Old Fashioned German Shepherd weight, progeny, dogs
German Shepherds: Old Fashioned German Shepherd weight, progeny, dogs, parents

German Shepherds: what is sch training and how would my dog have been trained?, schutzhund usa, dvg america
German Shepherds: what is sch training and how would my dog have been trained?, schutzhund usa, dvg america, pet passport

German Shepherds: MY GSD IS GROSSLY UNDERWEIGHT, rump steak, chicken fillet
rump steak, chicken fillet, dry meat: How concerned is the vet? Is she really thin, or do her ribs actually show? If not, keep feeding a dry, meat based chow. It they do show, try adding unsalted chicken or beef broth to her food. You need to be very careful about what else you give her....

German Shepherds: Hiding her treat bone !, vet check, dogs food
vet check, dogs food, bosky: Some dogs are just that way. You could also be overfeeding her. If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since the problem existed, you may be over feeding it. A vet check still won t hurt. Many dogs will snarf down more than is good for...

German Shepherds: House training for the silent type, male gsd, christmas decor
male gsd, christmas decor, good boy: Some people hang a bell on the door. Your lucky, with the Christmas decor already in the stores they should be cheap and easy to find now. Hang it low on the side that opens. Lead him to it and lift his paw to hit it. Often dogs paw the door even without...

German Shepherds: Can i leave him at home, unwanted pregnancy, fatal infections
unwanted pregnancy, fatal infections, reproductive cycles: Not for now. He is much too young to be producing sperm. Dogs are seldom able to sire a litter before 6 months. Even then she can only become pregnant at the right point in her reproductive cycle. The second and third weeks are when the most risk of accidental...

German Shepherds: mini schanuzer, mini schauzer, german shepard
mini schauzer, german shepard, roomate: That is hard to say. If they are both fairly young, and neutered, they may have a good time playing together when he is off duty. Your best resource for this is whoever trained the helper dog. While I have learned a lot as a volunteer for a couple of schools,...

German Shepherds: Need info on Shephard, cooperative extension offices, family dogs
cooperative extension offices, family dogs, aggressive animal: Shepherds are slow to bond to new people. Even after he accepts your family, he may still be slow to accept strangers. He will need the reassurance of good leadership. I think he will be OK for you, but it will take a little time. With somebody the...

German Shepherds: new dog, vet appointment, minor variations
vet appointment, minor variations, belly rub: Shepherds are know for being slow to bond to new people. Try some of this: Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently put your hands around your pup s middle, below his front legs, and lift him up. He is facing you. Hold him for 15 seconds....

German Shepherds: Old Fashioned German Shepherd weight, ground sirloin, adult females
ground sirloin, adult females, unbalanced diet: She sounds like she will be smaller than average for a Shepherd. Some dogs do turn out smaller than their parents. How much has she grown in the last 6 months? I would expect her to grow even less now. I am a little cautious to disagree with your vet that...

German Shepherds: Potty Training, natural instincts, obedience training
natural instincts, obedience training, filthy conditions: I hope this will be a much more positive experience for you. I would comment, that no puppy is really housebroken at 9 weeks. The time from when they first sense they need to go and when they can t hold it any longer is very short. You can only avoid accidents...

German Shepherds: what is sch training and how would my dog have been trained?, puppy care, old bitch
puppy care, old bitch, schutzhund: The Sch is short for Schutzhund or something. I can t quite spell it right. If I had the right spelling you could do a search on it. It is very strict training, and calls for instant obedience. I wish I could tell you more. Nobody knows everything. I...

German Shepherds: socializing my puppy, male gsd, obedience class
male gsd, obedience class, natural instincts: One of the things you need to do is to give him strong leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the...

German Shepherds: staring in her eyes, german shepherd mix, staring in her eyes
german shepherd mix, staring in her eyes, assistance dogs: Accepting eye contact is one of the things the assistance dog school we have raised puppies for expects us to teach the puppies. Teaching the puppy eye contact is the beginning of teaching your puppy to focus on you. It is the foundation of all future...

German Shepherds: my 19 week old gsd keeps chasing his tail, buster cube, play thing
buster cube, play thing, yelps: I don t think it is anything to worry about, and it should decline with age. You might try some of the kibble balls such as the Buster Cube. You put the dog s kibble in it, and as it rolls around pieces of kibble fall out. They may not be quite as good...

German Shepherds: 8 mo. old bite small dog, help!!!, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, obedience training: Obedience training never hurts, but in this case, I don t think it will be enough. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their...

German Shepherds: Aggressive german sheppard, intestinal blockages, adult teeth
intestinal blockages, adult teeth, sturdy stuff: That sounds like normal play, not aggression. Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that...

German Shepherds: Constant Diarhhoe in German Shephard, three vets, watery stools
three vets, watery stools, recovery diet: Try a bland diet for for a week or 2. Bland recovery diet for dogs. 3 parts cooked rice, one part boiled hamburger or chicken, or cottage cheese. I think you can substitute boiled potatoes for the rice. Once in an emergency, we bought a plain baked...

German Shepherds: To confirm German Shepard, german shepard, sparky
german shepard, sparky, 4 months: There is hardly any way to do that. To be sure, you would have to get samples from both parents and have the DNA tested. It can only prove 2 certain dogs were his parents, not what breed he is. Sometimes a real Shepherd s ears aren t up by that time....

German Shepherds: Depressed pup, kittens, shoulder area
kittens, shoulder area, mother hen: If it has only been a week, he needs more time. Yes, go ahead and give him as much attention as you can. Do what you still can of these: Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently put your hands around your pup s middle, below his front...

German Shepherds: dog messes, female puppy, closet shelving
female puppy, closet shelving, wire grid: Such harsh punishment as rubbing her nose in it never will work. When you do have her out, don t be too quick to return to the house. Walk her around a little and perhaps she will finish. You may need to start out all over again like she was a young...

German Shepherds: White German Shepard Ears, puppy teeth, tatooing
German Shepherds: White German Shepard Ears, puppy teeth, tatooing, cartlidge

German Shepherds: over friendly shepherd, female german shepherd, aggressive dogs
female german shepherd, aggressive dogs, squeaky toys: Much of what you have done is right and no, you don t want to start smacking her. You do need to be firmer with her and showing her you are in charge. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all...

German Shepherds: German Shepherds, female german shepherd, obedience class
female german shepherd, obedience class, natural instincts: Sometimes if you have 2 dogs of the same sex, both with a high dominance drive, it is hard to get them to get along. Females are worse than males. sometimes you even ave trouble with a male and female. If they are both spayed, it helps. Beyond that,...

German Shepherds: german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppy, puppy food
german shepherd puppy, puppy food, dogs food: You have discussed this with the vet? Many dogs will snarf down more than is good for them and look for more. Others refuse to eat more than than they need. Evaluate the dog as illustrated in this link, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx...

German Shepherds: HELP!! Aggressive behavior, natural instincts, genetic tendency
natural instincts, genetic tendency, great walks: Somebody with a PHD in animal behavior punched him? I know I can t give good answer to some of the questions here, and should suggest for a professional to observe it and work with the owner. Yet, I know many in the business are idiots, not professionals....

German Shepherds: Help with my 2 1/2 yr old max, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, natural instincts: The peeing may be excitement or telling you he accepts your leadership. Dogs do better with a strong leader. You can reduce it by building the dog s confidence up. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using...

German Shepherds: Can we house our puppy in the basement?, female puppy, welcome dogs
female puppy, welcome dogs, social animals: Dogs are highly social animals. One might be physically fine in a basement, but unless you spend large amounts of time there, the dog should be upstairs with the rest of the family when you are home and awake. At night and when nobody is home, it would be...

German Shepherds: Lazy German Shepherd, long haired german shepherd, second opinion
long haired german shepherd, second opinion, vet: That is really unusual. He may have a physical problem or something. Have you talked to your vet about this? If your vet can t find a problem, perhaps you need to get a second opinion. He may also just need more time with you. Shepherds often are...

German Shepherds: newly adopted 4yr-old German Shepherd, female german shepherd, lavish praise
female german shepherd, lavish praise, mommy: I wouldn t let her off leash. It will take a 4 year old at least a month or more to bond with you. Even then, some dogs can never be trusted off leash. I would walk her around on leash. She can only hold it and walk so long. When she finally has to...

German Shepherds: Picking an older puppy, german shepherd puppies, female german shepherd
german shepherd puppies, female german shepherd, strange dogs: I would be a little cautious about the 4 month old. It is a good sign that it is friendly to you. I would want to take it for a walk and see how it reacts to things such as bicycles, traffic, strange dogs, men, children, and other things it may encounter...

German Shepherds: potty training, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, housebreaking: House breaking is a gradual process and much of the early part depends on how carefully you watch the puppy. Usually a puppy must be 3-4 months old before the times between accidents really stretches out. what you are doing sounds good. I am going to add...

German Shepherds: my puppy, flat fabric, dogs head
flat fabric, dogs head, gentle technique: I hope you just left out how many months old your puppy is. At a month, it still should be with its mother and litter. You should stay with a flat fabric or leather collar until your puppy is 5 months old. Then you can go with the metal slip collar with...

German Shepherds: Strong alpha trait in GSD 6 month puppy, physical maturity, obedience class
physical maturity, obedience class, natural instincts: The evidence of problems from spaying by 6 months is weak. I have seen this discussion in a couple of fourms, http://www.akcchf.org/pdfs/whitepapers/3-23-08DiscoveriesArticle.pdf and find this point very interesting from part way down on the second page:...

German Shepherds: sadie german shephards, feeding time, exept
feeding time, exept, day break: Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I am plagued with. Still your house and dog will be much safer with the dog in a crate when you are away. The dog may be happier in its den than loose in the house. It relaxes, it feels safe in its den. It rests,...

German Shepherds: spaying older dogs, female german shepherd, sexual maturity
female german shepherd, sexual maturity, hassles: Aside from the expense, and a slight risk of something going wrong, none. There is some debate about problems coming from the common 6 months, but after sexual maturity, there are no known problems. Yoiu are done with the hassles of her cominbg in season,...

German Shepherds: Timid One year old White GSD, white german shepherd, obedience commands
white german shepherd, obedience commands, obedience class: A dog can follow its commands well without acknowledging its owner as the leader. When she barks at somebody who comes in, she is showing she is in charge and must take steps to put the stranger in their place. Will she down stay on command when you have...

German Shepherds: teach an old dog a new trick, obedience program, female german shepherd
obedience program, female german shepherd, obedience class: I would start with a 7-8 week old puppy from a good breeder. Breeders that want to hold on to puppies longer are disregarding the well know importance of puppies 6-12 week period. If they are exposed to positive experience with people and other dogs in...

German Shepherds: visitors, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

German Shepherds: White German Shepard Ears, white german shepard, white german shepherds
white german shepard, white german shepherds, feeding a puppy: There is a lot of speculation about ears that don t stand up, but little reliable information. I think the best thing is to maintain the diet known to produce sturdy joints, which also need the correct level of calcium. You should have been feeding a puppy...

German Shepherds: 21 months German Shepherd, obedience class, pack members
obedience class, pack members, busy street: Come needs to be taught as part of proper pack status and obedience. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members outrank the 4...

German Shepherds: Is 8 mos old too old to bond?, male gsd, little signs
male gsd, little signs, best guess: Early socilization is very important and much of a dogs personality is set by 12 weeks. Changes thereafter come slowly. At 8 months, she should have no problems bonding to you if she was properly socialized to people. If she didn t have the attention she...

German Shepherds: Aggression Problem, aggression problem, rescue dogs
aggression problem, rescue dogs, pet sitter: It would be speculative to say how easy it would be to correct the problem. You might do better to find another dog without such a problem. There are plenty around, we slaughter millions a year for lack of homes. One of the best sources for dogs with a...

German Shepherds: just adopted a terrified(previously beaten) puppy, german shepherd puppy, toothy smile
german shepherd puppy, toothy smile, frightning: Most behaviorists say the critical socialization period is over now. The shelter workers may have had time to undo some of the damage, but progress will be slow now. You are off to a good start asking the family to be patient and not push her. Delays now...

German Shepherds: aggression in GSD, leadership vacuum, obedience class
leadership vacuum, obedience class, natural instincts: I don t think it is age. He may be filling what he sees as a leadership vacuum. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their...

German Shepherds: animal fear, natural instincts, obedience training
natural instincts, obedience training, time dawn: That is a big problem. It is tough overcoming poor early socialization. I would focus on a limited number of people for now. Have them talk to her, but not look her in the eye, let their teeth show in a smile, or tower over her. Have them keep their hands...

German Shepherds: Barking, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: It sounds like she is a dominating dog wanting to control your visitors. It is nice she is friendly and enjoys company. You need to take charge. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the...

German Shepherds: calcium Supplement, excess calcium, calcium supplements
excess calcium, calcium supplements, breed puppies: I think he is mature now and the shape of his head is fixed. Mature dogs have the ability to excrete excess calcium. Calcium supplements won t hurt them, but can ruin a growing puppy s hips. Puppies can t excrete excess calcium and too much interferes...

German Shepherds: cold, unfrozen water, german sheperd
unfrozen water, german sheperd, dog house: If he is living in the house with you, you shouldn t need to do much. He will grow a heavier coat to protect him when he does go out. Even if he lives outside, the most important thing is a sheltered place to sleep. Dogs that live outside in America usually...

German Shepherds: German Shephard/German Police Mix, german police dog, german shephard
german police dog, german shephard, german shepherd: There is a lot of sloppy terminology around. If you have checked around, you may not have found much on German Police dog . Only the person that told you that can explain what they meant. I see many very German Shepherd looking dogs I doubt are...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd, leg bones, german shepherd
leg bones, german shepherd, 5 months: My guess is no. Their growth often levels off at that age. Big knobs on the ends of the leg bones is a more reliable indicator of future growth than big feet. It is very hard to say because bigger dogs tend to continue fast growth longer than smaller ones...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Dog, german shepherd dog, chows
german shepherd dog, chows, royal canin: The Royal Canin is well thought of. If she is doing well on it, and you are happy with it, I would see no reason to change unless you find it too expensive. No one chow is right for all dogs, and most dogs will thrive on most chows. There is no evidence...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Fear, german shepherd puppy, poly rope
german shepherd puppy, poly rope, obedience class: If his exposure to such things was limited before he was 12 weeks old, he may never do very well with them. A lack of early socilization may not be entirely undone. Don t coddle him and let it stress you. Both send him all the wrong messages. Try to build...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppy, feeding a puppy
german shepherd puppy, feeding a puppy, diariha: I would start working what the breeder was feeding back in to the rice and hamburger. I read many reports where somebody switches a puppy from what the breeder was feeding to a better chow and has problems. While I am quite familiar with large numbers...

German Shepherds: German shepherds, puppy chow, balanced diet
puppy chow, balanced diet, chows: The best thing to feed any dog is dog chow. Modern chows are carefully formulated to give dogs exactly the complete and balanced diet they need. For all the care the manufacturers take, some dogs still refuse to eat enough to carry much weight. It is very...

German Shepherds: Why does my GSD chase his tail?, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, fly ball: It is likely boredom. You need to enrich the dogs life. If he is more stimulated other times, he may accept it better when he is left alone. If you haven t obedience trained it doing so would help. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things...

German Shepherds: GSD gets scared sometimes, female german shepherd, obedience class
female german shepherd, obedience class, breeding dogs: We keep our puppies in the house in a crate at night. At bed time, with a new puppy, I have found lying down in front of the crate like you were going to sleep and speaking softly to it, or singing, until it settles down and goes to sleep works very well....

German Shepherds: GSD growling and begging for attention, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Shepherds are more vocal than some breeds, but this does sound like a problem. Having him neutered likely would be a good first step. Then your wife needs to become more assertive. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s...

German Shepherds: GSD Jumping fence, invisible fence, gsd rescue
invisible fence, gsd rescue, animal control: Once a dog learns it can jump the fence, it will never hold him. You can try to make it higher, or add an electric wire. You can add an invisible fence inside it. You could shut him in the house with giving him at break mid day somehow. You can leave him...

German Shepherds: GSD - underweight puppy and raw diet, raw, housebreaking
raw, housebreaking, amount to feed: The protein and fat both look a little high to me, and you didn t give the percentage of the critical calcium. Depending on the balance of the amino acids and fatty acids, such a diet could be too rich once the puppy gets a little older leading to excessive...

German Shepherds: My german sheperd, germen sheperd, poly rope
germen sheperd, poly rope, obedience class: How old was the puppy when you got it? Many breeders that should know better fail to see to it that the puppies get exposed to things between 6 and 12 weeks. That is a very dangerous period when taking puppies out can mean picking up a life threatening disease,...

German Shepherds: growling sheperd, intact dogs, obedience class
intact dogs, obedience class, natural instincts: Dogs react quite strongly to a pregnancy. Usually they become protective. With 2 unneutered males, you can only expect trouble as the younger one matures. There is no good reason to keep intact dogs except for serious breeding programs. Neutering them...

German Shepherds: help!!, male german shepherd, obedience class
male german shepherd, obedience class, natural instincts: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

German Shepherds: injured crated for 8 weeks, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, obedience training: Everything you read about dog training says a lack of exercise will lead to behavior problems. It is not surprising the prolonged, excessive crating lead to problems. I thing you need to go back to crating when you aren t around and work at giving him as...

German Shepherds: male german shepards, german shepards, male puppy
german shepards, male puppy, 2 females: Go with the female. 2 dogs of opposite sex nearly always get along. 2 males are less likely than 2 females to be a problem, but no reason to take chances. Once past 3 years old, many dogs don t want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth,...

German Shepherds: potty training a new dog, natures miracle, vet check
natures miracle, vet check, dogs food: If the dog never did eat very well, you may be over feeding it. A vet check still won t hurt. Many dogs will wolf down more than is good for them and look for more. Others refuse to eat more than than they need. Evaluate the dog as illustrated in this link,...

German Shepherds: Is my puppy pregnant?, vet check, chances of pregnancy
vet check, chances of pregnancy, invisible fence: There really isn t much telling until they are a month along. At that time an experienced person such as your breeder may be able to feel the developing puppies. A vet certainly could or could use X-Rays or ultra sound to be sure. A vet check now would...

German Shepherds: my puppys ears, feeding a puppy, puppy chow
feeding a puppy, puppy chow, wrinkly: It takes shepherd ears a while to stabilize standing up. I wouldn t worry about them, just keep her on a good diet. You should be feeding a puppy chow now. Switching to an adult chow for the larger breeds at 4 months, slows growth and helps develop sturdier...

German Shepherds: Walking my 13wk old gs, german shepherd puppy, impact exercise
german shepherd puppy, impact exercise, brisk pace: I think there are many rules based on speculation with limited experience to back them up. I think you can walk the puppy longer than that, but not if you are maintaining a constant, brisk pace. Don t push the puppy, if it lags or stops, give it a break....

German Shepherds: Walking whilst out with husband andchildren wants to be ahead of them, white german shepherd, flat fabric
white german shepherd, flat fabric, gentle technique: You should stay with a flat fabric or leather collar until your puppy is 5 months old. Then you can go with the metal slip collar with the rings on each end. Otherwise you could damage its windpipe. Put it on like this for the usual dog on the left position....

German Shepherds: my 12 year old deceased shepard, rat poison, dead rat
rat poison, dead rat, water bowl: It is hard to say. The symptoms sound like rat poison, but could be something else, or she may have caught and eaten a dying or dead rat. If she was allowed to run loose, she may have even found the rat poison somewhere. Please don t add to your pain by...

German Shepherds: 5 month old GSD, purina one, corn wheat
purina one, corn wheat, puppy formula: I m glad to see that you are a concerned pet owner and trying to do what is best for your baby. Start that process by changing foods. Nothing you can purchase at a grocery store or discount store such as Wal Mart is worth feeding your dog. You will find that...

German Shepherds: 6 wk old GSD, playful pup, tactical maneuver
playful pup, tactical maneuver, crate training: How old is your puppy now? Type alpha boot camp into your web browser and implement their suggestions. You are not supposed to cry when he mouths you, just make a high pitched OUCH sound and turn your back on him, No eye contact, no nothing. Give him plenty...

German Shepherds: 7 week old gsd biting, puppy socialization classes, stragies
puppy socialization classes, stragies, reputable breeder: 6 weeks is too young for a pup to be separated from her littermates. She hasn t learned some of the valuable lessons that pups between the ages of six and eight weeks really learn much more easily from their littermates and mom. Your breeder needs to be soundly...

German Shepherds: Aggression while eating, obedience classes, browser search
obedience classes, browser search, german shepard: Hi Frank, Congratulations for rescuing and adopting. It s a wonderful thing to do. Your dog will eventually give you back a hundred fold what you put into hi. Type alpha dog boot camp into your browser search engine. This website will explain to you the...

German Shepherds: Aggressive dog, male german shepherd, sized balls
male german shepherd, sized balls, obedience classes: Go to alpha boot camp on the web (type into your search engine) read and follow their instructions to establish pack order in your home. Do this SOON. Meanwhhile,WALK YOUR DOG twice daily every day at heel briskly and until he s tired. Several times per week...

German Shepherds: Alpha or non alpha, male gsd, alpha dogs
male gsd, alpha dogs, collie mix: Sounds to me like you have a very medium tempered, NICE dog and no he is not an extremely alpha dog. Which is GOOD. There is a huge difference between aggression and protection. Alpha dogs are not necessarily protective, they are aggressive. Your dog appears...

German Shepherds: Barking, female german shepherd, cesar milan
female german shepherd, cesar milan, squirt bottle: She s challenging you. Go to alpha boot camp on the web and implement their methods of establishing and maintaining pack order. Walk your dog twice daily EVERY day briskly at heel, IGNORING her. This walk is for establishing HER as follower and you as leader....

German Shepherds: breeding german shepherds, cause health problems, delivering puppies
cause health problems, delivering puppies, female german shepherd: REsponse to your follow up: If she s never been bred at this age, that would make me doubly wary of breeding her. I really wouldn t feel comfortable advising you to breed her at this age at all. I m sorry :( Cindi Honestly that depends on...

German Shepherds: Confused, definite answer, pet owner
definite answer, pet owner, wonderful life: Sometimes dogs get diseases just like people do when they get older. It s hard but it s part of being a pet owner. Their lives are by nature shorter than ours and by those lives they teach us unconditional love and acceptance. It s our job as owners to make...

German Shepherds: Constant Panting, flesh eating bacteria, asthma attack
flesh eating bacteria, asthma attack, backround: You were wrong. Ten days of antibiotics is common treatment for dogs and people. Giving him meds only until he felt better is no different than doing the same as a person. It only makes the bacteria sick and then resistant. That s how we end up with flesh...

German Shepherds: Crate training, female puppy, adult teeth
female puppy, adult teeth, safe toys: Let me assure you German Shepherds do fine with crate training as do any puppies that the breeder give good care to. Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake...

German Shepherds: cat chasing!, attention getter, prey drive
attention getter, prey drive, least three times: Your dog has a high prey drive. This is pretty common. Make sure he has plenty to DO. Occupy his mind and his body. Walk him twice daily , briskly, at heel and for a good walk not just ten minutes. Rain or shine. Put up some toys in your back yard if you...

German Shepherds: Digestion, sensitive stomachs, loose stool
sensitive stomachs, loose stool, prescription diet: While most dogs will thrive on most chows, the ones with a sensitive stomachs are each different. All I can say is try it. Royal Canin is very well thought of. I encourage rescuing dogs and hate to see people have trouble like you are. If it is any consulation,...

German Shepherds: dominance, male german shepherd, obedience training
male german shepherd, obedience training, pack structure: The erection may not mean any more than learning how his body works. I fully agree on starting obedience at once. You must keep the sessions short, but that is all it takes at that age, they are incredible quick to respond to positive methods then. here...

German Shepherds: Ears, german shep, sups
german shep, sups, window of opportunity: I m afraid your vet is probably right. At eighteen months the cartilage in your puppy s is very likely already set. You can try taping them again but I m afraid it s probably too late. Sometimes it takes repeated tapings to get a pups ears up between six months...

German Shepherds: Excitable, overactive, barking, skin disorder, nutripet, flax oil
nutripet, flax oil, skin disorder: Take her off of one thing at a time. My first suggestion would be the beef. I don t like beef for any dog to be honest. Try cleaning it REALLY well twice per day with a natural astringent like witch hazel. Scrub all of the crusties off first with an antibacterial...

German Shepherds: Fear aggression in neutered male German Shepherd, male german shepherd, fear aggression
male german shepherd, fear aggression, obedience class: I understand. I think walking him every single day and getting him into an obedience class as I suggested will help immensely. I also think that it would help a great deal if you go to the website I suggested. I m not of the school who believe in the alpha...

German Shepherds: Female in heat and diarrhea, possiblities, gsd
possiblities, gsd, diarrhea: I wouldn t think it would be related to her being in heat. While anything s possible. I d look more toward a change in food water, something she ate, or needing to be dewormed. Let s stay away from even mentioning more serious possiblities. Take her in for...

German Shepherds: Constant Panting, viral infection, antibiotics
German Shepherds: Constant Panting, viral infection, antibiotics, bacteria

German Shepherds: GSD weight, rescue puppy, many thanks
German Shepherds: GSD weight, rescue puppy, many thanks, temperament

German Shepherds: german shepherd drags me., prong collar, gentle leader
German Shepherds: german shepherd drags me., prong collar, gentle leader

German Shepherds: older german shepherd, degenerative myelopathy, neurologist
German Shepherds: older german shepherd, degenerative myelopathy, neurologist, vets

German Shepherds: feeding, dogs food, puupy
dogs food, puupy, german shepherds: You need to monitor his ribs and maybe go to 2 1/2 if they start to become too prominent. Evaluate the dog as illustrated in this link, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx You may want the vet to confirm your judgment. Adjust the dogs...

German Shepherds: German Shepherds reaction, male german shepherd, female german shepherd
male german shepherd, female german shepherd, knotted ropes: Hi You have a pack order problem with your dog. You need to enroll him in obedience classes asap. Good job walking him twice a day but put him at HEEL and make him stay there unless you give him a release word. He needs some serious exercise, needs to be...

German Shepherds: My GSD, loosing teeth, submission type
loosing teeth, submission type, crate training: I don t sanction sending a dog away to a trainer. It s usually very stressful and confusing for the dog. Then the owner s cues, no matter how well informed they are by the trainer are never going to be the same as the trainers. It s impossible and a bad situation...

German Shepherds: My GSD she is eating little stones, bad habit, small stones
bad habit, small stones, gsd: As long as she sticks to fairly small ones, they should pass harmlessly. The problem is with slightly larger ones. They could choke her or block her digestive tract. The dangerous size is likely between an inch and 2 inches. There isn t too much you can...

German Shepherds: GSD fear aggression, fear aggression, strong feeling
fear aggression, strong feeling, winter storm: YAY. Just be SURE you do not put her in a situation where she could bite. alpha boot camp on the web is a GREAT source of information and advice. I have a strong feeling that you can find out what is making this girl tick. I wish she could go TO Cesar to...

German Shepherds: GSD fear aggression, fear aggression, obedience class
fear aggression, obedience class, obedience training: I m so so sorry Doreen. Have you thought of contacting Cesar Milan?? This man works miracles with dogs like yours. I understand that you have to do what you have to do. But if you can hang on, do try to contact Cesar, or keep looking for another trainer I...

German Shepherds: GSD stool & weight !, hard boiled eggs, digestive enzymes
hard boiled eggs, digestive enzymes, balanced diet: I am very concerned about his diet. It is very difficult to make sure a dog is getting everything it needs and in the proper balance yourself. I would put him on a commercial dog chow. Most of them are carefully formulated to provide the complete and balanced...

German Shepherds: GSD weight, peanut butter sandwiches, corn wheat
peanut butter sandwiches, corn wheat, male gsd: Shepherd s are notoriously hard to get weight on. What are you feeding? Nothing with by products, corn, wheat or soy. You might also try peanut butter sandwiches. They are awesome to put weight on dogs :). He will continue to bulk up, and gain weight. He s...

German Shepherds: german shepherd drags me., obedience class, halti
obedience class, halti, training tool: Hi Dee Have you ever tried a Halti? It s an amazing kind of collar that fits similar to a halter on a horse. It s an amazing training tool. Just make sure you get one that fits your dog correctly. They have them at every major pet store and you can also order...

German Shepherds: german shepherd jumping up my husband, lovely family, family pet
lovely family, family pet, hiccup: It is unusual for a dog to change much between when it matures at 3 and when it gets old. I am not sure what is going on. I can give you a method to correct the jumping, but no insight into the rest. Have there been some changes in the home? Consistently...

German Shepherds: german shepherds and cats, leo 2, neutral area
leo 2, neutral area, confident manner: Introduce them one by one, not all at once, slowly in a neutral area. Not at either home. Keep your small dog and each of your cats crated at first, and the GSD also if possible. Let them sniff and smell each other through the crate and spend some time just...

German Shepherds: growth rates of my 2 german shepherds, royal cannin, bone growth
royal cannin, bone growth, german shepherds: Royal Canin is certainly a much better food than Eukanuba. They ll reach a point at about a year where their growth will slow considerably. You didn t mention what formula RC they are eating but I m hoping it s not too high in fat and protein , you don t want...

German Shepherds: Help with german sherpherd!!!!!, german sherpherd, couple hours
german sherpherd, couple hours, bad idea: Although many Shepherds aren t as bad as many Labs or Goldens, it isn t a good idea to leave them out of their crate unspervised. I would continue to crate her when you can t watch her. The dog may be happier in its den than loose in the house. It relaxes,...

German Shepherds: Hip Displacia ???, regimine, yelps
regimine, yelps, label directions: Here s a good website for that supplement and at least one another I believe your dog should be on. She could have dysplasia or it could be arthritis or several other things. You really need to have a vet look at her and diagnose her via xray and other tests...

German Shepherds: Hips, emotional blackmail, vet bills
emotional blackmail, vet bills, impact exercise: Hills is a nasty food. Change him to FLint River, Natural Balance, or Wellness. Even Royal Canin is better and I m not thrilled with that. There are low residue foods by each one of those brands. I ll check intoit for you. Canned food has a lot of water in...

German Shepherds: Initial Housebreaking, closet shelving, wire rack
closet shelving, wire rack, housebreaking: Shepherds frequently are more vocal than other breeds. One thing you could do is buy a small Kong and put peanut butter in it. Make sparing use of that trick, most of his calories need to come from a dry dog chow. What does a puppy need? A crate. It...

German Shepherds: introducing a new pup to my GSD, obedience class, obedience training
obedience class, obedience training, interactive toys: Why are you allowing him to continue to be like that? Have you enrolled him in obedience class? Do you walk him? Does he get structured exercise? If this puppy is aggressive at seven months he will be a monster at two years old. You have GOT to get him under...

German Shepherds: My Miniature Schnauzer, barking collar, smart toys
barking collar, smart toys, laundry room: Hi Your dog needs more excersize. Power walk her forty five minutes a day at heel. EVERY day. Make sure she has plenty of smart toys, toys she has to work to get treats out of, kongs with treats stuffed inside, change them out regularly so that she doesn...

German Shepherds: older german shepherd, poop and pee, female german shepherd
poop and pee, female german shepherd, sweet lady: Sometimes as dogs age, just like humans they need to go potty more often. It could be that your girl doesn t have the kind of control that she had as a young lady. Try taking her out more often. You might also try a different dog food for senior dogs. Choose...

German Shepherds: other dogs, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Seven is too old to be maturing, and too young to be old and grumpy. Likely the food stealing is the problem. It would also be good to have the vet check her. See if the vet can suggest a good obedience class. I think the problem is that she thinks she...

German Shepherds: Protection Training, ups man, raising a puppy
ups man, raising a puppy, dew claws: I frequently suggest that book. I like its strong emphasis on leadership. You want the dog to take its clue from you, so it allows the UPS man to make his deliveries. If you go out and tell her to sit, she should quit barking and sit. Going further in...

German Shepherds: Protective Instinct, german shepherd puppy, protective instinct
german shepherd puppy, protective instinct, hammer in his hand: She is maturing and taking on more responsibility. It will only get worse as she get older. It is possible she had too little exposure to men before she was 12 weeks old. If so, changing things now will be difficult.You must take over as leader. It then...

German Shepherds: Rescued GSD, collateral ligaments, prey drive
collateral ligaments, prey drive, male gsd: Kodi is a very lucky boy to have you as a master, you have wonderful instincts and are definitely on the right track. He doesn t sound like a mixed breed to me at all. Your description sounds like a German import, or a pure German line. They have shorter ears,...

German Shepherds: Switching to Adult food at 5 or 6 months, large breed puppy food, adult dog food
large breed puppy food, adult dog food, clarification questions: What a great job you re doing. I like to see 23 percent protein or less for a pup this age until she is an adult. The lower sodium the better. Fat content is not SO important. I like Eagle Pack, Flint River, Natural Balance and Wellness. Do not ever ever...

German Shepherds: sudden misbehaving, cylinder locks, least three times
cylinder locks, least three times, kim hi: Hi Kim I don t think she s sick, I think she is frustrated and bored out of her mind. She needs challenges both mentally and phsyically, Get her some toys that require work to retrieve treats stuffed inside, alternate them so she doesn t get bored with them,...

German Shepherds: underweight, sandwhiches, cindi
sandwhiches, cindi, quality food: How old is he? Where are you located? Iams is not a very good food, though advertisers would have us believe so. Once I find out your location I can help you to choose a better quality food for your baby. Remember peanut butter sandwhiches are full of protein,...

German Shepherds: Not Sure What To Do, reputable breeder, connecting flight
reputable breeder, connecting flight, german shepherd: Your best bet is to call animal control and have them help you. It will be traumatic for her, but they can do it. Meanwhile set up a live animal trap and put food inside it. Do it quickly if you have not already gotten her. DO make sure she is eating! blessings,...

German Shepherds: 1 yr. Fem. GSD, Fearful of some people...., natural instincts, negative emotion
natural instincts, negative emotion, foul smell: I see no obvious cause for it. The most likely thing I can think of is that his return was in one of the fear stages puppies go through. Be careful not to let fear of her reaction stress you when your brother or other people she has a problem with come....

German Shepherds: 10 week GSD aggressive with food, german shepherd dog, male puppy
german shepherd dog, male puppy, vet hospital: Unfortunately, parvo is all too common of a problem, an many puppies don t make it. I hope yours does. When he is home and you feed him, only put part of his food in the dish. When he finishes it, put more in. Again, when he finishes it, put more in. Again...

German Shepherds: 12 month male German Shepherd, male german shepherd, obedience class
male german shepherd, obedience class, police training: You need to establish and maintain pack order in your home. This is true with any breed of dog. Type alpha dog boot camp into your webbrowser and follow their suggestions. Also, walk your dog. Walk your dog. EVERY day a forty five minute power walk at heel....

German Shepherds: my 4.1/2 mth old german shepherd has stopped eating properly, proper puppy, vet check
proper puppy, vet check, tin food: Go to the adult version of what you were originally feeding and offer her a little less of it. She should have most of her adult size and needs less food now. The less rich adult chow will slow her growth allowing her to develop sturdier joints. My dog...

German Shepherds: 7 1/2 german shepherd, pack animal, quiet place
pack animal, quiet place, german shepherd: A pup that young is an infant. You can t expect more from him than you would from a human infant, and surely you wouldn t expect a human infant to spend time in a back yard alone. Your puppy does not speak English, misses his family and has no idea what is...

German Shepherds: 7 mnth old GSD plays very rough, large breed puppy food, therapy dog training
large breed puppy food, therapy dog training, breed puppy: Hi, And don t apologize that s what we re here for! Don t limit his food, let him eat as much as he will eat in about thirty minutes or until he loses interest twice per day. Make sure he s been dewormed. Type alpha boot camp into your webbrowser and learn...

German Shepherds: Aggression, puppy obedience classes, adoption event
puppy obedience classes, adoption event, layed back: THe thing is, that if YOU are in charge in your pack,., there is no question of who is in charge between your dogs, It is a non issue.Your dogs should be on equal levels with YOU as the alpha, the pack leader, therefore there will be no strife between your...

German Shepherds: Aggressive shepherd, german shepherd puppy, german shepherd mix
german shepherd puppy, german shepherd mix, list of dogs: Ok, whew, this is a tough one. I m sorry to say this but your mom has been abusing this dog. Keeping a high energy, intelligent dog especially such a young pup crated all day is abusive to begin with. Hitting a dog is never acceptable, necessary nor does it...

German Shepherds: aggressiveness/ biting, knotted ropes, american face
knotted ropes, american face, pack leader: Your dog is territorial INSIDE your yard. The nipping behavior he is exhibiting is herding behavior and should not be allowed. He may or may not have bitten the person in question, however if he were cornered, or afraid it s very possible.It s also possible...

German Shepherds: Delilah, 9 mos., Female, responsible pet owner, intact dogs
responsible pet owner, intact dogs, spayed: People that fail to either learn a little about their dogs, or get them fixed create an enormous amount of misery. It is not appropriate or acceptable to wait until the dog starts to come into heat and then post a question to the net. There are books on...

German Shepherds: dog being aggressive towards others, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: The sad fact is much of what happens to a dog the first 12 WEEKS of it life determines what it is like the rest of its life. At 3, it is mature and even harder to undo problems. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural...

German Shepherds: Excitable, overactive, barking, skin disorder, nutripet, flax oil
nutripet, flax oil, skin disorder: Take her off of one thing at a time. My first suggestion would be the beef. I don t like beef for any dog to be honest. Try cleaning it REALLY well twice per day with a natural astringent like witch hazel. Scrub all of the crusties off first with an antibacterial...

German Shepherds: ears, tea tree oil, dogs ears
tea tree oil, dogs ears, corn wheat: First things first., have your dog checked for ear mites or an ear infection by a vent. If there are no health issues, you can clean your dogs ears with tea tree oil and cotton balls. Will keep them clean and fresh smelling. :) Also watch what you re feeding....

German Shepherds: 7 1/2 german shepherd, loyal animals, german shepherds
German Shepherds: 7 1/2 german shepherd, loyal animals, german shepherds, pup

German Shepherds: German Shepherd, Male vs. Female, pup, dominance
German Shepherds: German Shepherd, Male vs. Female, pup, dominance, guess

German Shepherds: My GSD freaks out!!, cindi, yank
German Shepherds: My GSD freaks out!!, cindi, yank, shoulders

German Shepherds: My new GSD puppy is very aggressive!?, food bowl, full force
German Shepherds: My new GSD puppy is very aggressive!?, food bowl, full force, aggression

German Shepherds: Running my German Shepard, bones and joints, puppy owners
German Shepherds: Running my German Shepard, bones and joints, puppy owners, irreparable damage

German Shepherds: sudden death, brain aneurysm, golden retreiver
German Shepherds: sudden death, brain aneurysm, golden retreiver, unfortunate experience

German Shepherds: female dominance, female dominance, obedience class
female dominance, obedience class, natural instincts: Put 2 older females together, and even the most experienced dog handlers may not be able to keep peace if both have a high drive for dominance. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people...

German Shepherds: flea bath, dawn dishwashing liquid, tea tree oil
dawn dishwashing liquid, tea tree oil, slippery surfaces: NO she is definitely not too young :). Give her a bath with Dawn dishwashing liquid, let the suds set for about five minutes and rinse WELL. Prior to bathing put just a couple of drops of mineral oil in her eyes and ears to protect them from soap and water....

German Shepherds: MY GERMAN SHEPHERD'S FEEDING HABIT, male gsd, loose motions
male gsd, loose motions, home cooked food: You probably won t like my suggestions But they are what they are :) Fix his food, put it down for thirty minutes every AM and PM regular schedule, Leave him with it and walk away. If possible leave him alone in room to either eat, or not. I m sorry to say...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd growling, male german shepherd, private trainers
male german shepherd, private trainers, pack leaders: This could be a typical challenge to the pack leaders as a dog matures or something may have set him off. A pregnancy can upset a dog. If he accepted you and your wife as leaders, he would become clingy and protective. If he is turning aggressive, that...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd, Male vs. Female, smart dogs, great dog
smart dogs, great dog, quality food: I m so sorry for your loss. They are amazing aren t they? Males are absolutely as smart as females, they just have a different way of handling things and of learning. A different personality. I ve never met a dumb GSD. My son has a male that is nothing short...

German Shepherds: German shepard puppy 6 weeks/ears, german shepard puppy, ear down
german shepard puppy, ear down, deworming: Hi Liviu, It takes awhile for the ears to come up and completely stand. Frequently they will go up and down for several months during teething and sometimes just when the pup is tired. If the breeder is going to let you take the puppy at six weeks, find another...

German Shepherds: GS Mix is becoming short tempered, hip dysplasia, pain meds
hip dysplasia, pain meds, tie down: I would really talk to the vet. If she is showing symptoms of hip dysplasia at 3 years it is a severe case, and may need pain meds already. In some cases surgery helps. Many dogs at 3 years old enjoy rough play, but she may no longer be up to it. We...

German Shepherds: My GSD freaks out!!, obedience class, obedience classes
obedience class, obedience classes, cupped hand: Type alpha boot camp into your webbrowser, establish and maintain pack order with your dog. Right now she is boss and as such she is protecting herself and you. She needs to feel confidence in you as her pack leader. When you walk her, POWER walk her at heel,...

German Shepherds: GSD/LAB mix flea control & leash tips, dawn dishwashing liquid, fleas and ticks
dawn dishwashing liquid, fleas and ticks, flea shampoo: Frontline plus if you want to go the way of chemicals is the absolute best product I ve ever used for fleas and ticks. It s a topical and is safe for pups that age. Can be purchased at most major chain pet stores and vet s offices. If you want to go natural,...

German Shepherds: GSD Pulling - at his second Halti, basic obedience training, great invention
basic obedience training, great invention, smart toys: Hi Donna Type alpha boot camp into your web browser and learn how to be the alpha in your household. Your dog has no respect for you and this is where your problem is. If he s chewing his halti, it s not fitting correctly, it s too loose. Try a smaller size....

German Shepherds: GSD SCREAMING BLOODY MURDER DURING CRATE TRAINING, screaming bloody murder, closet shelving
screaming bloody murder, closet shelving, leash training: That is a big, common problem. Many puppies ago, one night when my puppy had the neighbors dogs barking, I was desperate and tried a simple thing that has worked on at least 10-15 puppies. It and some other stuff is in: What does a puppy need? A crate....

German Shepherds: GSD wailing like the banshee, temper tantrums, jerky strips
temper tantrums, jerky strips, special toys: HE is having a panic attack. How long do you leave him in? Do NOT reward him during these times. Put him in, have a few VERY special toys that he gets only during crate time. Treat stuffed kongs and other toys are the best. Change them out often to prevent...

German Shepherds: germman shepards with children/small dog, correct temperament, reputable breeder
correct temperament, reputable breeder, shepards: A GSD with correct temperament will get along beautifully with any animals or children he/she is raised with. You do need to make sure you do not choose the alpha pup out of the litter. A mid level, easy going, not overly outgoing puppy , but also not shy...

German Shepherds: infection, corn wheat, answears
corn wheat, answears, wagg: I m not familiar with that dog food, I ll have to check it out. Dogs react in strange ways to allergens. So if there are by products, corn wheat soy or any kind of chemicals, you might want to change her food. Give her plain yogurt every single day as well...

German Shepherds: Max...3yrs 1 month old, obedience class, family dog
obedience class, family dog, cindi: Type alpha boot camp into your web browser and implement their suggestions asap. Also start walking your dog NOW. Forty five minute power walks EVERY day without fail. Two to three times per week he needs to work or play until he drops. Keep him at heel during...

German Shepherds: My New Pet, house dogs, foolish ideas
house dogs, foolish ideas, nabours: I highly doubt getting a male is the solution. There are all sorts of foolish ideas people come up with based of their experience with only a few dogs or even just one. When left outside, males are often a barking problem too. Year ago, we had a male that...

German Shepherds: My new GSD puppy is very aggressive!?, puppy socialization, gsd puppy
puppy socialization, gsd puppy, food bowl: He s an alpha puppy. Type alpha boot camp into your web browser and implement ALL of their suggestions to help you to establish and keep pack order in your home. Walk your puppy. I know you can t walk him for very long at this age, but a good fifteen minute...

German Shepherds: pup, german shepard puppy, parvo vaccine
german shepard puppy, parvo vaccine, vaccination schedule: I stand by my vaccination schedule. It doesn t matter whether he EVER leaves the house or not. You do. Most diseases that kill puppies can be picked up on your shoes, in a parking lot, wal mart, the grocery store, the pet store, the feed store or anywhere...

German Shepherds: puppy potty training tips, google search, puppy potty training tips
google search, puppy potty training tips, puppy potty training: Hey Jeremy Thanks so MUCH for the kind words. What a nice way to start my day :). The crate is not punishment. And shouldn t be seen as such. It is his safe place. However I do understand that you are looking for a way to have your dog communicate when he...

German Shepherds: Running my German Shepard, german shepard, half mile
german shepard, half mile, puppies: I wouldn t take him on runs until after he was a year old, and then a half mile or less until he is a year old. The dog guide school tell us to avoid running and jumping as much as possible for their puppies. They don t want young, developing joints to be...

German Shepherds: r.e, ups and downs, gsd
ups and downs, gsd, german shepherd: Hi Gemma It s not unusual don t panic. It s normal for a pups ears to come up and down for the first year. This is a great website to learn how to deal with pups ears, taping if necessary etc. Well the general ups and downs of GSD s ears LOL, http://leerburg.com/tapingears.htm...

German Shepherds: shy puppy, first pup, puppy behavior
first pup, puppy behavior, perfect puppy: He s definitely completely on the other end of the spectrum. Perfect puppy is somewhere in between your first pup and this one. This puppy will need some confidence building and from the sounds of things some socialization. Do you have some experience with...

German Shepherds: six month old malisois shepherd, anything soft, separation anxiety
anything soft, separation anxiety, street cars: You re doing a great job. But you are going to have to find a way to keep your dog crated. That s a must. Get a stronger crate :). Meanwhile, get her some really awesome chew toys, the kind that can be stuffed with treats she has to work to get out. She gets...

German Shepherds: size of german shepherd, german shepherd puppy, petite female
german shepherd puppy, petite female, size ratio: Hi Diana That is a bit small. But a lot of things can affect the development and growth of a pup. What size were her parents? What is she being fed? How large were her littermates? Is she good weight to size ratio? Does she appear thin? How does she feel?...

German Shepherds: solan starts pet education march 29th, temper tantrum, puppy education
temper tantrum, puppy education, soft blankets: What canned food? If it s Hills please PLEASE take him off it asap and put him on Wellness. Flint River , Canidea or Eagle pack. When you crate him, give him treats he never gets any other time. Kongs with treats stuffed inside or smart toys with treats...

German Shepherds: sudden death, gsd puppy, westie breed
gsd puppy, westie breed, pancreatits: I am very sorry to hear that. I don t have a good answer to it. Perhaps I should have clicked on That is out of my field. , but that seemed cold to me. I can say it isn t common, and I think the puppy is much too young to have a fatal case of heartworm...

German Shepherds: he survived parvo "hurray" i cant tell if hes pure , I love him just the same, corn wheat, vet hospital
corn wheat, vet hospital, obedience classes: Did you happen to see the parents? Some GS mixes can look very much like purebreds, and some purebreds that are poorly bred can look very much like mixes. Congratulations regardless on your new pup and on his survival. What is it about him that makes you think...

German Shepherds: training puppy not to bark at my cat, german shepherd puppy, minor variations
german shepherd puppy, minor variations, belly rub: If the puppy has had a bad experience with a cat in the past, this will be more difficult. First you need to be giving the puppy good leadership so that it takes its clue from you. Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently put your hands...

German Shepherds: unsocialized puppy, puppy obedience, puppy kindergarten
puppy obedience, puppy kindergarten, male puppy: Eight weeks is a perfect age to begin socialization. Take him with you as much as you can, to safe places not frequented by lots of dogs. Most builders stores, like Home Depot, allow you to bring your dog in if kept in the cart. Take him to the post office...

German Shepherds: wounded tail, tea tree oil, bald spots
tea tree oil, bald spots, antibiotic ointment: Definitely keep it very clean with tea tree oil. Treat with antibiotic ointment at least twice per day. If it doesn t improve in a couple of days you might want to go ahead and have him vetted. He will probably need an oral antibiotic,. Good luck with your...

German Shepherds: 10 mth old german shepherd male, cesar milan, obedience class
cesar milan, obedience class, pack leader: Go to alpha dog boot camp on the web. There you will find instructions on how to establish and maintain pack order in your home. Be sure you power walk him at heel every day Due to his age, I would only walk him maybe twenty minutes a day but no playing around,...

German Shepherds: 3 month old GS with hip problems, flax seed oil, fish oil capsules
flax seed oil, fish oil capsules, low protein diet: If your dog is genetically predisposed to having HD then it truly can t be prevented. You can lessen the chances of the disease occurring and hopefully lessen the severity. Several simple things will help immensely. A low fat,low protein diet , this will prevent...

German Shepherds: 4 month old Camila, puppy formula, hip dysplasia
puppy formula, hip dysplasia, breed puppy: Yes it is true. I would put her on large breed puppy. Not large breed adult. And ears do drop due to teething etc. Irregardless she is not getting needed nutrtion from an adult food at this age. Large breed puppy or a good NON large breed adult would be...

German Shepherds: Adelaide, german shepherd puppy, female german shepherd
german shepherd puppy, female german shepherd, purebred puppy: Hi Maureen Thanks for asking such wonderful questions and being a caring, involved pet owner. Now my turn LOL. First of all remember that you are dealing with a toddler. A socially deprived, attention deprived, probably nutrition deprived toddler. She doesn...

German Shepherds: Aggressive GSD Rescued Male!, k9 academy, energy dogs
k9 academy, energy dogs, prey drive: I think between the website and Cesar s book you should find anything that could possibly help you, other than you have GOT to get this dog into obedience classes. As for eating. Don t allow him to be picky and manipulate you. Make sure you POWER walk him...

German Shepherds: aggression, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Neuter him if not already. It is no cure all, but a big help in these cases. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own...

German Shepherds: Breeding my german shepherd, cytology, german shepherd
cytology, german shepherd, muzzle: She won t be ready until after the thirteenth day. And yes you should take her to him not vice versa. You might want to consider taking her to the vet and investing in progresterone screens and cytology to pin point the acutual best date for breeding. At that...

German Shepherds: Color of German Shepherd, german shepherd dogs, german shepherd breed
german shepherd dogs, german shepherd breed, health guarantees: I don t understand the weak color description, unless possibly they mean that it is not dominant over other colors in breeding. That s not a term I ve heard applied to any color in GSD s. First things first, find the breeder you want to purchase from. If...

German Shepherds: dominance?, male german shepherd, obedience class
male german shepherd, obedience class, natural instincts: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

German Shepherds: Ear cleaning, obedience class, groomer
obedience class, groomer, webbrowser: Type alpha boot camp into your webbrowser, learn about pack order and how you can use it to change your dog s behavior. Your dog shouldn t get to decide what you do and don t do as far as grooming etc goes. Walk your dog every day, forty five minutes power...

German Shepherds: 3 month old GS with hip problems, calcium diet, raising puppies
German Shepherds: 3 month old GS with hip problems, calcium diet, raising puppies, protein level

German Shepherds: 4 month old Camila, vet, ears
German Shepherds: 4 month old Camila, vet, ears, adults

German Shepherds: Aggressive GSD Rescued Male!, gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin
German Shepherds: Aggressive GSD Rescued Male!, gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin, jean donaldson

German Shepherds: My GSD is perfect ... except for !
German Shepherds: My GSD is perfect ... except for !

German Shepherds: GSD weight, tough love, nibbles
German Shepherds: GSD weight, tough love, nibbles, ribs

German Shepherds: Killing other animals, baby cats, german shepherds
German Shepherds: Killing other animals, baby cats, german shepherds, tht

German Shepherds: How should I feed my female German shepherd puppy of 2 months, german shepherd puppy, curd rice
german shepherd puppy, curd rice, female german shepherd: Hi, I m a lady not a sir but that s ok :) You can feed your puppy beef along with the regular food as much as you like, however I personally prefer chicken as a protein source, or fish, You can use peanut butter as a treat, stuffed inside kongs or other...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd "runner" and dominating, obedience class, leather leash
obedience class, leather leash, bark park: Maybe I shouldn t even try to answer this one since I don t have a good solution to either question. Others may not either. An admittedly weak answer could be better than none at all. You can still try elsewhere. Many dogs are roamers. Perhaps that...

German Shepherds: My GSD is attacking my other dogs and cats, dogs and cats, obedience classes
dogs and cats, obedience classes, least three times: Hi Rick You re very welcome. And yes follow the same techniques and quickly. Until he s more controllable I would separate him from the other animals if possible. He s quickly reaching adult hood and is beginning to act like a very alpha male. You CAN get...

German Shepherds: My GSD is perfect ... except for !, skull size, milk teeth
skull size, milk teeth, series mag: Hi Cheryl I m so glad your finding the site helpful. I myself think it is a wonderful thing as well. :) I ve actually used it in some of the other., non dog categories myself and always been very satisfied. If you were told he had German show lines that...

German Shepherds: GSD weight, manipulative behavior, behavior modification
manipulative behavior, behavior modification, pup: Hi Christina First of all, do take your pup in to the vet for a complete check up, While it could be nothing more than manipulative behavior (dogs are as good at that as children) it could also be something physical. Once that s been ruled out, come back...

German Shepherds: GSD's weight/height, cindi, gsd
cindi, gsd, withers: He should reach the majority of his height by a year old. But he will continue to grow some until he s two, just much more slowly, He will definitely gain weight when he hits two. AT that point they are using fewer calories to grow and so can put on mass....

German Shepherds: german shepherd, infected tear duct, insect bite
infected tear duct, insect bite, cyst: Hi Stella There are several things it could be, Since I don t really know what it looks or feels like it s hard to say. It could be anything from an insect bite or sting, to a cyst, to a tumour, to an infected tear duct Take your dog to the vet for a diagnosis...

German Shepherds: german shepherd fencing, german shepherd, six feet
german shepherd, six feet, fencing: Hi John I prefer six feet. For any large breed dog. :) GSD s in particular are very athletic and it s best to find a fence that s tall enough to be a bit of a challenge. Although truthfully, they are so border, and territory oriented, that we ve never had...

German Shepherds: HELP MY DOG PEES EVERYWHERE, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, vet visit: This could be faulty housebreaking, a medical problem, or a leadership challenge. Start with a vet visit. In addition to clearing up any medical problem, ask about having her spayed. The trend is toward 4 months, and it seems to work as well as the traditional...

German Shepherds: heat, german shepard puppy, chow mix
german shepard puppy, chow mix, unwanted dogs: The dog s body starts the heat cycle in response to hormones. Other dogs can sense the hormones and may behave differently. Please get her spayed now. She is much too young to bear a litter now. We will really never need her as breeding stock. We are...

German Shepherds: Killing other animals, female german shepherd, professional dog trainer
female german shepherd, professional dog trainer, prey drive: Did your dog attack the cat., or play too roughly with it? In the beginning you said he played too rough and now you re saying he attacked it. I m not sure which is correct :). German Shepherd s are herding dogs. they have a strong prey drive and when they...

German Shepherds: lab/GS mix, getting a puppy, floppy ears
getting a puppy, floppy ears, terrific mix: Hi Jim That s a terrific mix. :). I had one more years ago than I care to discuss :). Truthfully there is no way to know which characteristics of which breed the pups will have. Normally what you see is what you get.My dog that I had many years ago did have...

German Shepherds: Male rescue, male gsd, heart worms
male gsd, heart worms, cesar milan: Some of the things you need to do (such as forty five minute power walks every day) will have to be curtailed until the heartworms are successfully treated. In a way it is normal and , in a way not. GSD s do have a protective nature, however what you are describing...

German Shepherds: I need help with my german sheperd...Please, shepherd lab, pack leader
shepherd lab, pack leader, going to the bathroom: Part of it is caused from being taken from littermates and mom to early And part of it, unfortunately is what you allow and how you treat him. You need to establish pack order in your home, with you as pack leader. The jumping and bad behavior should never...

German Shepherds: a new puppy and 2 cats, border collie, rescue dogs
border collie, rescue dogs, breed descriptions: I am a staunch advocate of dogs being individuals and not true to their breed descriptions. However, I would stay away from terriers, hounds, and other breeds with high prey drives. Perhaps something in the herding area, the German Shepherd, or even a smaller...

German Shepherds: nibbling/mouthing puppy, puppy socialization class, playful pup
puppy socialization class, playful pup, puppy behavior: Sounds like really typical puppy behavior to me. First of all she s teething. Secondly they tend to use their mouths like hands. Just like babies they want to explore every texture. The flea biting behavior is usually just ...over indulging herself in the...

German Shepherds: pregnant german shepherd, best dog food, eagle pack
best dog food, eagle pack, flint river: Feed her more. She should have all she can eat every single day. Best foods are those with no wheat soy corn or by products. Real meat is the best ingredient, but meal is ok. no chemicals Flint River, Eagle Pack. Solid Gold, Wellness and Natural Balance...

German Shepherds: problem in legs, flax seed oil, calcium deposition
flax seed oil, calcium deposition, natural yogurt: Supplements of course are a necessity. Vitamins C,E,D,bone meal, biotin,omegas and flax seed oil I would try to stay away from grain,. Try Eagle Pack, Wellness or Natural Balance. Add some cottage cheese or unflavored all natural yogurt,or both. Keep puppy...

German Shepherds: problem in legs, calcium deposition, rear legs
calcium deposition, rear legs, strong boy: In most cases, the best thing would be to feed the adult version of the Pedigree and nothing else. Too much calcium is as bad as too little. Let him walk and run as he wants to. Don t force him to exercise or prevent him. Keep him lean. Your dog definitely...

German Shepherds: Regarding House breaking, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, housebreaking: I prefer to skip the newspaper going straight to outside. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches up to its instincts. At around 8 weeks when the puppy goes to...

German Shepherds: Sister German Shepherds and Playtime, closet shelving, hackles
closet shelving, hackles, wire rack: Just let them enjoy each other. As long as they don t get their hackles up, low rumbly growls, and quick, short snaps, let them have at each other. What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What...

German Shepherds: Solan past on 03/21/08, genetic faults, health guarantee
genetic faults, health guarantee, responsible breeder: Five months is too young to have OFA certification of anything done. You should get a health guarantee from either breeder or definitely pass on the puppy. It s so important to find a breeder that you can work with. You most often get what you pay for in dogs....

German Shepherds: **My 4 month female German Shepherd **, female german shepherd, proper supplementation
female german shepherd, proper supplementation, short periods: Hi Jeremy Let s address this one thing at a time She s drooling from stress. You need to try making it a habit to leave her in her crate when you re home for short periods of time. She s not liking the change in routine. Get her some chew toys that can have...

German Shepherds: 4 month old GSD Diahorrea, unsalted chicken broth, ghiardia
unsalted chicken broth, ghiardia, chopped carrots: Have you had him rechecked to be sure he is parasite free? Ghiardia is terrible for being very difficult to get rid of. Plus there is also the possiblity of coccidia, or possibly worms. If those have been ruled out. I would suggest a dog food with no wheat,...

German Shepherds: Adopted a 4 year old German Shepherd, cesar milan, rescue referral
cesar milan, rescue referral, basement stairs: Go to alpha dog boot camp on the web to learn to establish and maintain pack order in your home. This is so important to build her confidence and make her feel safe and secure. Read Cesar Milan s Be The Pack Leader. Get her involved in an obedience class....

German Shepherds: Aggressive behavior in young pup, puppy socialization, tall stake
puppy socialization, tall stake, obedience classes: Go to alpha dog boot camp on the web to learn to establish and maintain pack order. This is SO important with any dog but particularly with a very alpha pup such as this one. Meanwhile, get him PLENTY of chew toys, the kind you stuff treats in, the kind with...

German Shepherds: **additional info on my GSD**, flax seed oil, clover valley
flax seed oil, clover valley, pets mart: RC is good food. I would definitely add some bone meal and calcium. A chewable is fine. Do add some flax seed oil as well. I m not familiar with Clover Valley but I am SURE it s a good vitamin.Sounds like you have a great breeder. If it has calcium in it do...

German Shepherds: adult german shepherd and crate training, older crate daycare
older crate daycare: You could try it. It may or may not work. One thing that could make a big difference is giving him a mid day break. If you can t make it home to do it, see if a neighbor or a professional dog walker could. Some places have doggy day care available. ...

German Shepherds: aggression, stable state, first trip
stable state, first trip, boot camp: Are you power walking her every day , at heel, for at least forty five minutes? This is just a necessity for a calm, stable state of mind in a dog Go to alpha dog boot camp to learn to establish and maintain pack order. Sounds like you re doing a lot right,...

German Shepherds: agressive 2 yr old female German shepherd, fear aggression crate visitor
fear aggression crate visitor: Cut out the pinches. If you were taught that in obedience school, no wonder you are having problems. You need to find a book with modern, more positive methods. Try some of these: Here is a list put together by the professionals at a dog guide school...

German Shepherds: amount of food/barking, puppy food, adult food
puppy food, adult food, dog barks: Switching to adult chow at 4 months is a well proven technique for building sturdy joints. It shows your vet is on the ball. 3 cups could be a little short. Try a Little more. Most Shepherds won t eat more than they need, sometimes not even enough to hide...

German Shepherds: anxiety, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: A wolf pack actually has both a top female and top male that work together. Your mother needs to get on the same page and be seen as another higher ranking member. Unfortunately, it is much easier to train dogs, than mothers. In rereading your question,...

German Shepherds: Bathing and Dry skin, fleas and ticks, dry flaky skin
fleas and ticks, dry flaky skin, gsds: Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily with a soft bristled brush. You might add a teaspoon a day of liquid cooking oil to its food. Modern dog chows are formulated to give most dogs everything...

German Shepherds: Child at home with a GSD?, german shepherd puppy, obedience class
german shepherd puppy, obedience class, natural instincts: That is commonly done. Do some research and make sure the puppy is coming from gentle lines and not from ones bred for security work. Try to meet the parents. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts....

German Shepherds: Cow Pie Stool, low residue diet, oat bran
low residue diet, oat bran, dewormer for dogs: Safeguard (Panacur) can be safely used on puppies as young as two weeks. We have done it many times via our vet s advice. It is the primary dewormer that we use from two weeks on and with our pregnant girls. Five days also gets rid of ghiardia, not just worms...

German Shepherds: Effects of neutering, purina dog chow, corn wheat
purina dog chow, corn wheat, wally world: Stop the Purina. Put him on a food with no corn, wheat, soy or byproducts. Nothing you can buy at the grocery store or wally world. He needs something with no fillers, and no 4 D meats. Wellness,Natural Balance. Flint River. Eagle Pack etc. They seem more...

German Shepherds: Extremely aggressive 3 year old male GSD, male gsd, obedience classes
male gsd, obedience classes, protective nature: Is he neutered? Has he been to obedience classes? Is he power walked every single day for forty five minutes at heel? Beyond that, how much exercise does he get? How much protein is in the food he eats? In addition to answering these questions. go to alpha...

German Shepherds: ears...., ears, erect
ears, erect, supplements: am not sure anything helps except a good diet, not too rich and no supplements. My experience and training is in a program much more concerned with sturdy joints than erect ears. To insure sturdy joints, I would cut out any supplements, especially calcium,...

German Shepherds: eating poo, stool. eating, coprophagy
stool. eating, coprophagy: The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog has a chance. The one Shepherd I had was terrible, turning around immediately and eating it. You can try food additives, the home remedies pineapple juice or canned pumpkin...

German Shepherds: Floppy ears - should I be worried, floppy ears, female puppy
floppy ears, female puppy, 4 months: I would be concerned. But no it shouldn t have anything to do with your lab. You should likely start wrapping them. Here s a website to help you out. If they have NEVER stood, I would definitely be concerned, Here s a website for instructions http://www.leerburg.com/tapingears.htm...

German Shepherds: Food, closet shelving, german shepard
closet shelving, german shepard, dry food: That sounds excessive. If the stools are soft or runny, take a sample to the vet. Even the best breeder have problems with parasites in new puppies. Likely the vet will want another shot soon. What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural...

German Shepherds: Cow Pie Stool, adult formula, chows
German Shepherds: Cow Pie Stool, adult formula, chows, stools

German Shepherds: Effects of neutering, purina dog chow, testicles
German Shepherds: Effects of neutering, purina dog chow, testicles, legs

German Shepherds: ears...., puppy food, adult food
German Shepherds: ears...., puppy food, adult food, ear down

German Shepherds: eating poo, pineapple juice, bitter apple
German Shepherds: eating poo, pineapple juice, bitter apple, gsd

German Shepherds: Floppy ears - should I be worried, puppy food, adult food
German Shepherds: Floppy ears - should I be worried, puppy food, adult food, science diet

German Shepherds: My Registered German Shepherd Puppy, rose bushes, prickly pear
German Shepherds: My Registered German Shepherd Puppy, rose bushes, prickly pear, bad habit

German Shepherds: GERMAN SHEPERD PUPPY, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, housebreaking: She may need to do more than just let the puppy out. At that age, you need to go out with it, and you may need to walk it around. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body...

German Shepherds: GS male puppy 7.5 weeks old, puppy chow, male puppy
puppy chow, male puppy, closet shelving: It is normal for a young puppy to sleep a lot. They go like an Energizer Bunny, and then crash. As for the eating, how much are you feeding it? For now, a half cup of puppy chow each of 3 times a day should be enough, certainly no more than a cup each time....

German Shepherds: GS Puppy Temperament, pack member, loving pet
pack member, loving pet, new toys: No this is not likely something she will outgrow. She will be shy, and a fearbiter if not treated and handled correctly. Do not place her with a family that doesn t realize that they have to socialize this puppy on a very powerful level, put her in obedience...

German Shepherds: GSD 4 Months Old and Jumping Up, flax seed oil, german shepherd breed
flax seed oil, german shepherd breed, glucosamine and msm: Vet s are not nutritionists. All large breed pups in my opinion., need the supplements I mentioned. Right now she s still growing and I wouldn t worry TOO much But by nine months or so I think I would have her xrayed just to ease my own mind. She s being...

German Shepherds: My GSD's agression since my pregnancy., male gsd, obedience class
male gsd, obedience class, playful puppy: There most certainly is. I won t speculate on how, but there is no doubt dogs know when their owners are pregnant. It is quite common for them to become protective. It is very important for a maturing wolf to protect the alpha female when she is pregnant....

German Shepherds: GSD puppy..., german shepherd puppy, young baby
german shepherd puppy, young baby, crate training: She might ve been kept in a small area as a young baby this happens often. What time are you feeding her for the final meal in the evenings? Dont feed her after 5pm and make sure she goes outside as late as possible to potty at night. What are you feeding?...

German Shepherds: GSD with sensitive stomach - canned food? and pain medications?, sensitive stomachs, canned dog food
sensitive stomachs, canned dog food, sensitive stomach: Hey Kimberly Try putting him on a food with no grain. Something with no by products, corn, wheat or soy. Most canned dog food is made from by products, which in turn are made from 4 D meats. Dead, diseased, dying, and downed animals. YUCK. Try a Premium dog...

German Shepherds: just got a german shepard, puppy socialization classes, short attention span
puppy socialization classes, short attention span, corn wheat: Your puppy is an infant. He doesn t speak English and has been taken from everything he has ever known to exist. Essentially it is the same as if you were kidnapped by aliens and dropped onto an alien planet with creatures who didn t speak your language. With...

German Shepherds: How do we get our german sheperd pup to stop going balistic at night., night frenzy, litter mates
night frenzy, litter mates, desperate night: The let them whine for a few night is the best of the conventional wisdom. One desperate night I stumbled on a better technique. I have it and many other things I use in this list. It has worked every time for about a dozen puppies since, and should...

German Shepherds: Health Question, female german shepherd, tile flooring
female german shepherd, tile flooring, myelin sheath: I am sorry to say that I agree with your vet. Though more testing needs to be done to be ablsolutely positive. There are a couple of other issues that it could be,but none of them have a very good outlook. I m going to give you some websites that will give...

German Shepherds: Housebroken 3 yr old German Sheperd/Husky mix pooping and peeing in house, random occurrences, natural instincts
random occurrences, natural instincts, obedience train: Never apologize for clearly defining the problem. One more detail would have helped. She is mature now and may be challenging them for leadership. Spaying her would help if not already. Neuter him too. Then obedience train them. The key to most behavior...

German Shepherds: male shepard one ball has dropped at 9 months, genetic condition, cindi
genetic condition, cindi, 9 months: Yep your dog has a genetic condition that predisposes him to having a higher risk of cancer and other disorders. Have him neutered immediately to decrease his chance of cancer. Do not breed him as this condition will be passed on to his pups. I m sorry ...

German Shepherds: Nightime, gsd, new addition
gsd, new addition, puppy: Hi, Congratulations on your new addition. Feed your puppy for the last time around five pm. No water after nine pm. Take her/him out as late as possible for the last time prior to going to bed at night. Preferably eleven of so. Baby should be able to make...

German Shepherds: Poop in the house, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, housebreaking: Focus more on the dog and less on the clock. When you do take him out, walk him around. They can only alk and hold it so long. If coaxing doesn t get him to move on lead, try dropping back behind him and running past in baby steps calling Go, go, go!...

German Shepherds: Puppy Biting, puppy socialization, obedience program
puppy socialization, obedience program, cesar milan: Go to alpha dog boot camp on the web to learn how to establish and maintain pack order. DO NOT try to take dominance and put him down ever again. Cup your hand, fingers extended and open and poke him in his collar area using a sharp CHHH sound like in Chair,...

German Shepherds: pup, stool, eating
stool, eating, coprophagy: it has been my experience that they don t start it until later. While it may be dietary, feeding a good chow doesn t stop it. I am not big fan of Royal Canin and other premium chows, but my standard advice is to stick with what the breeder was feeding. ...

German Shepherds: about pupies, pet store puppies, gsd puppy
pet store puppies, gsd puppy, puppy mills: Breeders have too much self interest to give completely objective answers. While they might give good advice on which puppy out of a given litter would be best for you, too many of them would be slow to tell you the puppies they breed are wrong for you. ...

German Shepherds: My Registered German Shepherd Puppy, thorns plants eating
thorns plants eating: I don t see a lot of it, and don t remember much from my training and reading. I do know some of my puppies will eat the shoots from the osage orange tree, thorns and all. Before uprooting your garden, check the sprays meant to keep dogs out of flower beds....

German Shepherds: Just rescued her.., protein source, science diet
protein source, science diet, natural diet: I have seen too many bad reports on Nutro. I just don t trust it. What I know works is feeding the common brands including Pro Plan, Iams, eukanuba, and Science Diet. They are all well tested and validated in large, successful programs. None of the more...

German Shepherds: Scared dog, german shepherd club, male collie
german shepherd club, male collie, german shepherd breeder: There are different forms of abuse. A common unrecognized one is keeping a puppy cooped up in a kennel in the important 6-12 week period. You are likely past the place where your heart would allow you to take the puppy back to the breeder and tell her she...

German Shepherds: Scared German Shepherd, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: Keep up what you are doing. It is quite normal for dogs to go through fear stages although often it is earlier at about 4 months. Work at building her confidence. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using...

German Shepherds: shephard ears, bone meal, cindi
bone meal, cindi, five months: Nope, unfortunately at this age there s nothing you can do. YOu could try wrapping and taping but usually by a year old they re set. Had they been wrapped beginning at four or five months you would ve had a chance of making them stand. This is usually genetic....

German Shepherds: taking food of burglars, tempermant, gsd
tempermant, gsd, burglars: Chances of an adult gsd taking food during a break in are slim to none. But training can guarantee this. We train our dogs never to eat food period from us, on the floor or from anyone else unless we give them a release command. Get your dog into obedience...

German Shepherds: one testicle, small breed puppies, scrotom
small breed puppies, scrotom, genetic trait: Well it s not on his body it s in his body. If he has one,. it ll be up inside the cavity next to the one that has dropped. You may, or may not can get it to drop by massaging it. Sometimes small breed puppies take longer to drop and this can be a genetic...

German Shepherds: Vegetarian Food for GSD, german shepherd puppy, homemade diets
german shepherd puppy, homemade diets, vegetarian dog food: Cindy has disappeared. If you don t have a good solution yet, check the ads on this site. I know you can buy vegetarian dog food, but I am not sure where. If you have a pet store in your area, ask them. Until you find something, you could feed Purina,...

German Shepherds: White German Shepherd Nipping, intestinal blockages, white german shepherd
intestinal blockages, white german shepherd, adult teeth: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that when they are alone, if they quit biting, they...

German Shepherds: weight, female pup, corn wheat
female pup, corn wheat, eagle pack: Not really. Average size for an eight week old puppy is 16-20 pounds so she is right there, I don t like EUkanuba regardless, and would rather see her on something with no by products, corn wheat or soy. 23 percent protein or less. Wellness, Natural Balance...

German Shepherds: young shepard mix with slow learning curve, shepard mix, learning curve
shepard mix, learning curve, extreme difficulty: When you walk her, try longer walks. They can only walk and hold it so long. Try watching her, not the clock. When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in the same room as you are, and perhaps...

German Shepherds: 2 male German Shepperds, german shepperds, obedience class
german shepperds, obedience class, natural instincts: Neuter them if not already, and give them strong leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack...

German Shepherds: 45 day old GSD, books, obedience
books, obedience, puppy: Get a book, and start right away, keeping the sessions short to match his attention span, only a few repetitions at a time. I have done that with 45 day old puppies, and they turned out great. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using...

German Shepherds: 5 month old GSD size/weight, purina puppy chow, german shepherd puppies
purina puppy chow, german shepherd puppies, large breed dogs: A quote from somebody that really knows German Shepherds, Note: German Shepherd puppies typically will look very thin throughout puppy hood. It is the only breed specific statement in the Puppy Raising manual I have from a large dog guide school. No...

German Shepherds: 5 yr old female weight lose, loose weight, german shepherds
loose weight, german shepherds, german shepherd: Most German shepherds don t have 15 pounds they need to lose. What does you vet say? If its ribs are showing, and your vet isn t running more tests or something, perhaps find a different vet. If its weight levels off where the ribs aren t showing, don t...

German Shepherds: Banshee, fur person, jaw bone
fur person, jaw bone, jenison mi: I am sure the residents will greatly miss him. I did get the retired dog guide I have her CGC, but never followed up with regular nursing home visits. The few times I did take her somewhere, the residents loved her. Her arthritis is getting worse and now...

German Shepherds: delibrate defiance, positive reinforcement, police dogs
positive reinforcement, police dogs, german sheperd: Some dogs are just much more difficult that others. We are finding our 9 month old lab, Xanthe, a challenge, and we have raised 17 other puppies for service dog schools. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts....

German Shepherds: dog walking, positive tone, course thanks
positive tone, course thanks, german shepherd: Once the dog is a year or 2 old, an all day walk may be OK. Start with shorter walks and see how it does. If it starts lagging and tail is down, it is too far, quit for the day. It may need conditioning, just as people do. Dogs don t like exposure....

German Shepherds: Eastern German Shepherds, german shepherd puppy, jack rothman
german shepherd puppy, jack rothman, aggressive dogs: While whoever told her about Eastern German Shepherds may have know what they meant, it is not a widely used term. Perhaps if they mean dogs from the former East Germany, it is possible they have bred larger, more aggressive dogs for security work. However,...

German Shepherds: Exercise, shape winter, squirt bottle
shape winter, squirt bottle, winter exercise: Not even Labs like being wet down, but it is one solution to exercising a dog in the heat. A wet dog can take about as much as you can. I make extensive use of a hose, squirt bottle or even a bucket to wet my puppies down when we are out somewhere. They...

German Shepherds: Feeding my 10 month old bitch, old bitch, dried food
old bitch, dried food, apatite: Nobody can say how much you should be feeding. Judge how much to feed by her ribs, not her apatite, and adjust what she is getting as needed. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to easily feel...

German Shepherds: Food Aggression, female pup, obedience class
female pup, obedience class, natural instincts: What I have been taught on food aggression won t work. You may have to fall back on leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each...

German Shepherds: Food Food Food and how much, breed puppies, food food
breed puppies, food food, gsd: I can t say, and neither should anybody else that hasn t felt her ribs. If you have read my answers, you should be familiar with Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to easily feel the ribs, but...

German Shepherds: 5 month old GSD size/weight, german shepherd puppy, gsd puppy
German Shepherds: 5 month old GSD size/weight, german shepherd puppy, gsd puppy, best dog food

German Shepherds: 5 yr old female weight lose, white german shepard, german shepards
German Shepherds: 5 yr old female weight lose, white german shepard, german shepards, diahrrea

German Shepherds: Exercise, plastic kiddie pool, toys r us
German Shepherds: Exercise, plastic kiddie pool, toys r us, gsd

German Shepherds: GSD Puppy ears, puppy food, adult food
German Shepherds: GSD Puppy ears, puppy food, adult food, puppies

German Shepherds: feeding periods, feeding a puppy, puppy chow
feeding a puppy, puppy chow, morning and evening: I think right after the walk morning and evening would be fine. When do you eat? It would emphasize your leadership if you ate before feeding her. After 6 months, you can cut back to one meal if you want. If you are feeding a puppy chow now, This would...

German Shepherds: GSD Biting Car, mud guards, obedience training
mud guards, obedience training, bitter apple: It is hard to say when you could trust a dog loose in the house. Many Shepherds would be Ok at a year, but with her attacks on the car, who knows what she might do in the house. Many labs can t be trusted until they are 2-3 years old, and maybe not even...

German Shepherds: ***GSD & HER CONFIDENCE***, poly rope, tie knots
poly rope, tie knots, obedience training: Your positive, praise heavy obedience training is just what I usually suggest to start with in building a dog s confidence. Having a strong leader helps a dog face the world, and success in obedience shows her she is competent. Play tug of war with the...

German Shepherds: GSD Puppy ears, puppy ears, glue bottle
puppy ears, glue bottle, german shepherds: I have never anything on the ears from what I consider a reliable source. My gut feeling is it doesn t make any difference what you do. Nearly all GSD s have their ears up by a year, tape or no tape. I do know that an early switch to adult chow and no supplements...

German Shepherds: GSP losing apetite, science hill, diahorrea
science hill, diahorrea, kibbles: Young shepherds frequently drive their owners up the wall by not eating. The Science is likely as good as anything including the expensive premium brands. Just keep offering it to him. You may have to endure his ribs showing a little. You should be at...

German Shepherds: german shephard, german shephard, fatal infections
german shephard, fatal infections, shitzu: Yes. The second and third weeks are when the most risk of accidental breeding is. Don t take this lightly. She will do anything to get loose and get to a male. Once loose, an accidental breeding and an unwanted litter is far from the worst that can happen....

German Shepherds: german shepherd behavior, obedience exercises, obedience class
obedience exercises, obedience class, natural instincts: It sounds like he needs more attention and exercise. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top...

German Shepherds: german shepherd dog, german shepherd dog, afraid of thunder
german shepherd dog, afraid of thunder, volume level: Yours may be, but it isn t a breed specific thing. If it shows fear, don t coddle it. Control your emotions, keeping up a happy chatter. it will sense any stress you fell and confirm that the thunder is a problem. Find a tape or something of a thunderstorm...

German Shepherds: mouthy GS, wheat barley, turkey corn
wheat barley, turkey corn, allergy problems: Perhaps the same technique as is used with young puppies to teach not biting would work. As soon as his teeth touch your arm, yelp, jerk it away and walk off. If he loses your attention every time he mouths you, he should eventually stop it. It is really...

German Shepherds: My puppies weight, dry dog foods, puppy chow
dry dog foods, puppy chow, feeding a puppy: It varies too much to say. Her body condition is much more important. Fortunately most Shepherds will just leave part of it if they are over fed. Some of them insist on showing off their ribs. This is much harder on the owners than the dog. You should...

German Shepherds: puppy chow or adult food, large breed dogs, puppy chow
large breed dogs, puppy chow, vet visit: Most vets in private practice don t have either the experience with young large breed dogs or the resources the vets on the staffs of the large service dog schools do. I am familiar with the practices of several schools. While they vary on how soon they...

German Shepherds: Re: My 4 mo old German Shepherd Pup, feeding a puppy, puppy chow
feeding a puppy, puppy chow, german shepherd: You can walk until he starts to lag or otherwise look tired. Watch the tail. The lower it gets, the sooner you should stop. I have never done Shutzhund training, but I think it is about the owner being dominant, not the dog. I hope it is less stressful...

German Shepherds: seperation anxiety - help!!!!, obedience training, neutered
obedience training, neutered, mid day: I see little alternatives except to keep him crated when you aren t around. Some people add a snap to keep dogs from managing to open their crate. Our friends had a dog that would open crates to let other dogs out. A Kong filled with peanut butter will...

German Shepherds: how do I stop my gs puppy from being clingy?, german shepherd puppy, poly rope
german shepherd puppy, poly rope, obedience class: This isn t easy. Try building up her confidence. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their...

German Shepherds: Training issues, male gsd, dogs head
male gsd, dogs head, gentle technique: Easier dogs will give up their pulling with a few good snaps of the leash combined with a stern Bad dog! . You can work up to forceful corrections with the leash doubled up in both hands and your whole body behind it. But you don t want to use any more force...

German Shepherds: tempers of german shepards, german shepards, rescue dogs
german shepards, rescue dogs, males and females: There is a large variation in temperments and a huge overlap between males and females. Both genetics and early socialization play an important part. Are you thinking of getting a Shepherd? One of the best sources for dogs with a predictable personality...

German Shepherds: about white german shepherd breed, german shepherd puppy, german shepherd breed
german shepherd puppy, german shepherd breed, white german shepherd: he white German Shepherd is just one more of the color variations of the Standard German shepherd. They can vary from the solid black to the all white. I know of no problems linked to them. It is possible they are not accepted for showing. You could learn...

German Shepherds: 2 yr. Old Female German Shephard Underweight, indoor dogs, beauty and beast
indoor dogs, beauty and beast, female puppy: While I have read about all sorts of concoctions people feed dogs to make them gain weight, they are not a good idea. If the dog has a health problem, they won t help. Otherwise in nearly all cases, the dog is healthier eating what it will of a meat based...

German Shepherds: 2yr. old male GSD in shelter, male gsd, rescue dogs
male gsd, rescue dogs, bad shape: It may or may not be possible. I am not the one to be able to help. I am afraid you should let him go and look for another dog. The sad thing is, we can t save them all. If you adopt him, some other dog will die instead. One of the best sources for...

German Shepherds: Average weight, puppy chow, feeding a puppy
puppy chow, feeding a puppy, german sheperd: I don t pay much attention to the weight of puppies. I am very careful about the body condition. You should be feeding a puppy chow now. Switching to an adult chow for the larger breeds at 4 months, slows growth and helps develop sturdier joints. Your...

German Shepherds: aggressive behavior, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, efood: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

German Shepherds: Brand of food, puppy chow, breed puppy
puppy chow, breed puppy, eukanuba: They feed just puppy chow through 4 months, and then switch to adult. Another school I raised puppies for fed Eukanuba or Iams large breed puppy chow through 7 months, then switched to adult. They switched to adult Purina 1 from the beginning last year....

German Shepherds: chewing & digging, own toys, mousetraps
own toys, mousetraps, feeding time: The chewing can be solved. A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from anywhere they were surprised by a snap. The best part is that it is not you that is correcting the dog. It works whether you are...

German Shepherds: Eddie, male gsd, shar pei
male gsd, shar pei, nasal cancer: Your vet has seen him, and I haven t. If you can t see his ribs, likely he is fine as your vet said. You might look at http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx Often Shepherds do fall on the light side. The worst thing you could do is bribe...