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German Shepherds: pinch collars, female german shepherd, obedience classes
female german shepherd, obedience classes, gentle technique: I can t say that it will. I hope somebody experienced, such as your instructor helped you fit it. Poorly fitted ones are dangerous. Because of problems with them, I think they have been banned in the UK. The best way to control pulling is by technique....

German Shepherds: puppy weight, dogs food, german shepherds
dogs food, german shepherds, gsd: That is hard to say. What you need to worry about is the body condition, see http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx Adjust the dogs food and exercise as needed to reach its ideal body condition. Some German Shepherds may refuse to eat enough...

German Shepherds: Recent aggression, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, tomato juice: He could be maturing and taking on more responsibility for the pack. 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...

German Shepherds: Smell from gsd, anal glands, poor diet
anal glands, poor diet, comeing: There several things that can cause excessive smell. The best thing is to start with an exam by a vet. Skin conditions, ear infections, anal glands, etc. can cause a smell and are best treated by a vet. A poor diet can also cause problems. The best...

German Shepherds: Suitable (food) Treats, rawhide products, intestinal blockages
rawhide products, intestinal blockages, poly rope: Kibble is a common term here for dry dog food. It is one of the safest possible treats for dogs. Likely most of the stuff sold in pet stores except rawhide and other similar natural products such as pigs ears and cow hoofs are OK. I would limit the amount....

German Shepherds: sams ears, excess calcium, breed puppies
excess calcium, breed puppies, breed puppy: Cut out the Nupro now. Throw it away. The worst thing you can do for a growing large breed puppy is give it too much calcium. Trust me, the service dog schools know much more about caring for large breed puppies than whoever convinced you to give the Nupro....

German Shepherds: How to stop my dog from barking and scaring children, female german shepherd, eye contact
female german shepherd, eye contact, girlfriend: Have him avoid making eye contact or petting the top of her head. He shouldn t let his teeth show in a smile. Have him give her treats and perhaps take over feeding her. You need to demonstrate that you accept him. Spend time doing things together...

German Shepherds: Training, closet shelving, grassy spot
closet shelving, grassy spot, wire grid: That is best done starting with a young puppy. 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 its new home,...

German Shepherds: worried, german shepherd dogs, german shepherd dog
german shepherd dogs, german shepherd dog, mini dachshunds: The percentage is not to have more than one female. I always suggest that if you are getting a second dog, make it the opposite sex. However in most cases, females do fine. Problems are even less likely if you give them good leadership and they are all...

German Shepherds: Is he aggressive or protective?, behaviorist, third time
behaviorist, third time, neighbor: One side of me says to tell your neighbor to keep their dogs away from your property. The other side says you need to train your dog to not to attack peaceful dogs. Doing so is outside my competence. It would require a good behaviorist. They are hard...

German Shepherds: asking about knot, female puppy, show dogs
female puppy, show dogs, fatal infections: 1 I think a vet needs to see the knot. 2 That is a combination of genetics and the way the dog is trained to stand. That is an area I have no experience in. With the interest in show dogs, I am sure that information is widely available. 3 You mean her...

German Shepherds: Behavior Changes when Shepherd in Heat, fatal infections, fearful behavior
fatal infections, fearful behavior, reputable breeder: This is hard to say. As breeding stock, she may have had very little exposure to other people. Being in heat could be a factor too. A 6 year old Shepherd is going to take a while to bond to new people. It may take a month or 2, but she should become more...

German Shepherds: What crate for two 1yr old GSD's, feeding time, peanut butter
feeding time, peanut butter, many thanks: I would go with 2 crates. Fiting them in could be difficult. Our daughter sort of uses one as an end table. It is is a corner of the living room between the sofa and wall. I think the plastic ones give the dog more of a safe, enclosed den feeling. They...

German Shepherds: doubt in my gsd, curd rice, cows milk
curd rice, cows milk, continuosly: After 6 months, I am feeding my dogs once a day. Many people think twice a day is better. Once again, the best way to be sure your dog is getting the nutrition it needs is to feed a dog food. Any one thing depends on what else the dog is eating and...

German Shepherds: Feeding and Ears, german shepherd puppy, puppy chow
german shepherd puppy, puppy chow, calcium supplements: STOP the calcium supplements. That in itself could be the problem. Excess calcium is one of the worst possible things for a growing large breed puppy. it can wreck a dog s joints. If your vet suggested it, find one familiar with modern chows and large...

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German Shepherds: German Shepherd in a car, breeds of dogs, dumb laws
breeds of dogs, dumb laws, honda civic: I don t see a thing wrong with what you did. Many animals have been abused by being left in a car when it was unreasonable. Now we have dumb laws being enforced whether there is a problem or not. All I can say is know and obey local laws. I am sure this...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd puppy problems, german shepherd puppy, cooperative extension offices
german shepherd puppy, cooperative extension offices, puppy problems: With somebody the right age in the family, 4-H dog training is a great idea. In my area, clubs form soon after the first of the year. Even many urban areas have 4-H. For info look in your phone book under government listings for extension or cooperative extension...

German Shepherds: German shepherd color, shepherd color, color question
shepherd color, color question, heat cycle: It is easier to do so when the dog is a little older, but not when the female has come into her heat cycle. At 6 months a males testicles usually have descended and few females come into heat before then. It is also early enough to give the maximum benefits...

German Shepherds: German shepherd female dog aggression, male shepherd mix, obedience training
male shepherd mix, obedience training, dog aggression: You don t say if they have been spayed. If not, spaying them both should help. It is no cure all. You must work with her and get her to recognize your authority just as she does your husband. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using...

German Shepherds: German shepherd pup, minor variations, belly rub
minor variations, belly rub, pack leader: Perhaps doing what you can with these bonding exercises will help. 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...

German Shepherds: GSD female low on weight, german shepherd puppies, eating habit
german shepherd puppies, eating habit, pet doctor: Many young Shepherds are like that. The manual from the dog guide school gives this, Note: German Shepherd puppies typically will look very thin throughout puppyhood. I would keep feeding her what she eats, except skip the vitamins. The Royal Canin...

German Shepherds: german shepherd timid sad puppy, sad puppy, german shepherd
sad puppy, german shepherd, socialization: Dogs vary within in a breed. She may be showing more of the German Shepherd tendency to be slow to form new bonds. Giver her a few more weeks. Continue the cuddling, it is the best thing. Part of the trouble is that the breeder may not have given her...

German Shepherds: Heidi, german shepherd puppies, shiny coat
german shepherd puppies, shiny coat, german shepherds: It is quite common for young German Shepherds to be thin. Some of them won t eat enough to keep their ribs hidden. The only breed specific thing in the manual I have from a large dog guide school is Note: German Shepherd puppies typically will look very...

German Shepherds: My husband wants a new puppy!, bull mastiff, male puppy
bull mastiff, male puppy, oportunity: It is hard to say just how it would go. He is young enough he likely would enjoy having another puppy to play with. He would be far more likely to accept a female if you got one. Get him neutered and have her spayed by the time she is 6 months old, and...

German Shepherds: my new German Shepherds, commercial dog food, minor variations
commercial dog food, minor variations, belly rub: A non eating Shepherd can be difficult. I would cut out every thing but the commercial dog food. Put down about 1-2 cups and then take up the uneaten in 15 minutes. Do that twice a day. In a few days, she should start to eat what she needs. She may...

German Shepherds: Personality, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, good personality: How does he play with the female? It sounds to me like he is trying to play with you just like her. More walks on leash may help. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and...

German Shepherds: Potty training/feeding puppy, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, german shephard puppy: 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 its new home, the time from when it realizes it has to go, and...

German Shepherds: rowdy puppies, white german shepards, gwen bohnenkamp
white german shepards, gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin: 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: Scared German Shepherd, german shepherd puppy, belly rubs
german shepherd puppy, belly rubs, kojak: Unfortunately you got him at the end of the period where dogs accept new things. Dogs that lack experience with children before they are 12 weeks old may never be as good with them. Make sure your breeder is aware of http://www.akc.org/enewsletter/akc_breeder/2008/winter/puppy.cfm...

German Shepherds: Timid 10 month old GSD, puppy agility, agility class
puppy agility, agility class, adequate job: This sounds like a lack of socialization and the Shepherd s bred in distrust of strangers. Many breeders think they are doing an adequate job of socialization, but are failing miserably. When you went to visit, she still had the reassurance of the breeder...

German Shepherds: Training, cesar milan, raising puppies
cesar milan, raising puppies, obedience class: I am digging up part of what I just told somebody else: Dog training is going 2 directions at once. I am part of the trend toward more positive methods. Unfortunately that one link I gave you may have ads for Cesar Milan and his return to the less effective,...

German Shepherds: barking and nipping, adult teeth, safe toys
adult teeth, safe toys, kongs: It sounds like a way to get attention. You need to combine never rewarding it with attention with giving him more attention when he is quiet. Turn your back on him, walk away, but never pet him. Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend...

German Shepherds: I have two cats and I just got a 9 week old puppy, border collie mix, closet shelving
border collie mix, closet shelving, border collie: Don t leave them alone unattended. I would suggest a crate for the puppy. I am not sure how much training you can do with the cats, but you need to stop them as soon as they start to stalk the puppy. It soon will be big enough the cats will start to avoid...

German Shepherds: german shepherd feeding, gsd, quirk
German Shepherds: german shepherd feeding, gsd, quirk

German Shepherds: GERMAN SHEPHERD FEMALE, glucoseamine, pain medication
glucoseamine, pain medication, metacam: Pain medication can help a lot, the good stuff from the vet, Metacam of something. Aspirin is the only over the counter thing you can give a dog, and even is isn t good long term. Glucoseamine may help too. Before we put our 15 year old Lab to sleep,...

German Shepherds: GSD, types of parasites, dry food
types of parasites, dry food, many different types: Shepherds can be difficult. The diarrhea could be from parasites. Can you have a vet check a fecal sample? There are many different types of parasites and you need to identify which one to choose an effective remedy. Sometimes you even have to do repeated...

German Shepherds: GSD puppy eating leaves...., obedience train, dangerous plants
obedience train, dangerous plants, dangerous plant: Kids are strange creatures. Most puppies learn to love them. Kids are shrill, noisy, and fast moving. I sometimes wonder if dogs realize they are young people or think they are something else. It is best to have the puppy on leash. Use the sit you are...

German Shepherds: german sheperd feeding, german shepherd puppies, flint river ranch dog food
german shepherd puppies, flint river ranch dog food, german sheperds: In the manual I have from a large dog guide school there is only one breed specific statement, Note: German Shepherd puppies typically will look very thin throughout puppyhood. If he will eat it, you could try feeding him a little more. You should...

German Shepherds: german shepherd dog food, german shepherd dog, balanced dog food
german shepherd dog, balanced dog food, cheese eggs: In general, I wouldn t. For about the same reasons I advise against cheese, eggs, vegetables, etc. It is amazing how many people think this, that, or the other thing will improve a dog s diet. What is good for dogs and people is a complete and balanced...

German Shepherds: german shepherd feeding, german shepherd puppy, dry dog food
german shepherd puppy, dry dog food, vet check: I m not going to feed him no more home food or buy him wet food. Exactly. 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....

German Shepherds: german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppy, excess calcium
german shepherd puppy, excess calcium, food supplements: I would leave well enough alone. I haven t seen any reliable information that gluing and taping does any good. Many people don t do anything, yet you see very few adults whose ears aren t up. I have heard of ears coming up by their self even after a year....

German Shepherds: my greman shepherd, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, vet check: This is strange. At 2 years old, his personality is still developing and sometimes at that age they do challenge your leadership. I would start with a vet check up. It could be due to a physical problem. If not, I guess it is back to basics. The key...

German Shepherds: SCARED, lab puppy, obedience training
lab puppy, obedience training, reprimands: This could be a tough one. You may not have gotten him out around strangers enough when you first had him. Even at 12 weeks, they start to lose their acceptance of new things. It is a real shame that many breeders, who know better, fail urge buyers to carefully...

German Shepherds: sheperd ears
I have never seen any information on gluing and taping ears from what I would consider a reliable source. Most Shepherds ears eventually stand, even after a year with or without help. I strongly suspect the ones that respond to gluing would have come up...

German Shepherds: Will my 6 1/2 month old German Shepherd Pup's ear ever stand up?!, german shepherd puppy, male german shepherd
german shepherd puppy, male german shepherd, left ear: I suspect it likely will eventually stand without taping. You see very few adults whose ears aren t erect. I have never seen anything one way or the other on taping from a source I trust. When it comes to dogs, it is hard to sort out information you can...

German Shepherds: Dog eating poop, vet visit, canned pumpkin
vet visit, canned pumpkin, pineapple juice: If this is something new, I would suggest a vet visit. It is common with puppies, but a vet visit is best for most behavior changes in an older dog The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog has a chance. You can...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Mix Aggression, german shepherd mix, animal behaviorist
german shepherd mix, animal behaviorist, chow mix: Much of what you have done is good. He is maturing and wanting to provide more leadership to the pack. Additional obedience training may help. So might more proper walks. I am not into the 3 hour walk a day solves everything. But getting him out on a...

German Shepherds: Questions, alsatian dog, poly rope
alsatian dog, poly rope, obedience class: Fear can either be the result of poor early socialization or bred in. You may or may not be able to train it out of it. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all...

German Shepherds: Tymber my 17wk pup, obedience trainer, obedience training
obedience trainer, obedience training, verbal commands: Some dogs are just higher energy than others. It is too bad the trainer didn t work with you on keeping her quiet instead of isolating you. dogs can only learn to stay on task around other dogs around other dogs. Consistently is very important in correcting...

German Shepherds: Vaccinations for GSD pup, veterinarian offices, health brochures
veterinarian offices, health brochures, rabies vaccine: I didn t understand parts of your question. Young puppies will eliminate when they have to, pavement or grass. Also, grass in places where there aren t many dogs may be safe. You always need to clean up stools away from home. The easiest way if...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Puppy - 8 months old, german shepherd puppy, obedience class
german shepherd puppy, obedience class, dominant problems: tThere is little I know to be done about the digging. Fro the rest, he needs 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...

German Shepherds: GS puppy, socialization, puppy socialization, world of dogs
puppy socialization, world of dogs, dog socialization: At 9 weeks, people socialization is much more important than dog socialization. As long as she was with her mother and litter until at least 6 weeks, she should already know much of what she needs to know about the world of dogs. Before long she will be...

German Shepherds: german shepherd digestive system, royal cannin, dry heaves
royal cannin, dry heaves, adult coat: Most larger breed dogs do fine on a single meal after 6 months, but if he is only getting a single meal, I would go back to 2. It could be bred in problems. Many show breeders ignore minor problems, concentrating on looks. Dry heaves in the morning...

German Shepherds: my german shepherd nose color, nose color, yellow labs
nose color, yellow labs, black nose: It is common in yellow Labs and other breeds in the winter with less sun. I think I have heard of it in Shepherds and it is a defect in showing. Even the best breeders don t produce all grand champions. It shouldn t be a problem unless you plan to show....

German Shepherds: german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppy, female pup
german shepherd puppy, female pup, breed puppies: I think Shepherds tend to shoot up fast. Depending on the genes from the father, she could end up bigger than her mother. I am very supportive of the early switch to adult, actually all life stages food. Some adult foods have over 1.5% calcium which can...

German Shepherds: germanshepard, food dish, big mouthful
food dish, big mouthful, skin and bones: It is possible he is not salvageable, and if so, it will take more than a little advice over the net. To have any chance of solving his problems you must start by having him neutered. It is no cure all, but sometimes quickly improves behavior problems. ...

German Shepherds: tail curling, dna testing, great dog
dna testing, great dog, impurity: It is uncommon, but not unknown for a Shepherd to have what is called a ring tail. I am not sure whether it is a behavioral thing or structural. As far as a show dog, it would be a fault, making the dog non competitive. As far as an impurity is concerned,...

German Shepherds: Weight of German shephered, leg bones, growth plates
leg bones, growth plates, adult size: At that age you may have already noticed its growth slowing. If it has been eating a good diet, it may be near its adult size. Some dogs turnout to be small. Check the ends of the leg bones. If they are still much knobbier than an adult s, the growth plates...

German Shepherds: 1 year old german shepherd rescue bitch, german shepherd rescue, animal rescue centre
german shepherd rescue, animal rescue centre, resident cats: I would be very careful about leaving her around the cats. Make a great show of valuing the cats. You must signal her the cats are part of your pack. Don t leave them alone together until she earns your trust. It is difficult to say what her experience...

German Shepherds: 1 yr old shepherd starting to growl, cooperative extension offices, pony tail
cooperative extension offices, pony tail, obedience train: Yes, likely he is reacting to her menstrual cycle. I would go ahead and neuter him and then obedience train him letting your daughter be involved. With somebody the right age in the family, 4-H dog training is a great idea. In my area, clubs form soon after...

German Shepherds: 4 year old German Shepherd Entire Male, obedience class, unprovoked attacks
obedience class, unprovoked attacks, nether regions: I am not familiar with Jan Fennel, but have heard good things about her. Could be worth a try. With the APDT, at least you will avoid the 50 s. You risk over reliance on treats and pyscho babble. Perhaps with any book you should turn to the back and...

German Shepherds: diet, vegetarian diet, balanced diet
vegetarian diet, balanced diet, dog foods: 20 kg at 8 months sounds a little small for a Lab, but is OK unless he is too thin. 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 different. Standard...

German Shepherds: Exercise, dangerous time, parvo
dangerous time, parvo, accts: Avoid excess running and jumping at that age. If you go too far on a walk and she starts to lag or just sits down, you can always carry her home. Do expose her to people, traffic, kids, men, women, noise, etc. Avoid dogs not known to be healthy. The...

German Shepherds: Female German Shepherd Weight, female german shepherd, female pup
female german shepherd, female pup, leg bones: It varies, but at 7 months, their growth often levels off. Check the ends of the leg bones. If they are still much knobbier than an adult s, the growth plates are still open and it is still growing. If not, do not expect much more growth. You may find...

German Shepherds: German Shepherds, pet store puppies, gsd puppy
pet store puppies, gsd puppy, hip scores: Much of the health of a dog depends on its breeding. Despite years and years of breeding to improve the breed many show dogs still have significant health problems. Puppy mill, backyard breeders, and pet store puppies may be even worse. Even the dog...

German Shepherds: Good for a growing family, pet store puppies, collie mix
pet store puppies, collie mix, puppy mills: Shepherds are a real crapshoot. They are near the top of great breeds along with Poodles and Dalmations ruined by over popularity and uncontrolled breeding. A good Shepherd with good leadership is fine with children and babies. Our daughter has one plus...

German Shepherds: GSD Weight, leg bones, cottage cheese
leg bones, cottage cheese, freak of nature: The question is less is he normal than is he where he should be? At 8 months, his growth should be tapering off. He may end up close to his father s size. His body condition sounds good. Compare him to http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx...

German Shepherds: german shepardeds, spayed, hype
spayed, hype, informed decisions: The bleeding only lasts a week or 2, the swelling and hormonal disturbance may last another month. You need to either do extensive preparation or have any female spayed by 6 months. A good place to start is http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/articles.html#breeding...

German Shepherds: my gs puppy, male puppy, fecal test
male puppy, fecal test, energy drinks: I wish you gave me the age. He must still be fairly young. Manypuppies don t make it over night until they are past 2 months. German Shepherds tend to be light eaters. 2 cups may be enough for a younger one. As long as his ribs don t show too much,...

German Shepherds: overly active, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Without training, yes. 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....

German Shepherds: my pup, feeding a puppy, puppy chow
feeding a puppy, puppy chow, calcium supplements: I wouldn t worry about it. I have seen puppies with their ears up at 7 weeks, and had reports of them coming up near a year. You should be feeding a puppy chow now and nothing else. Calcium supplements are the worst thing possible for a growing large...

German Shepherds: Shepherds heat cycle, fatal infections, blood spots
fatal infections, blood spots, heat cycle: Most dogs come into heat twice a year and it continues all their life. 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...

German Shepherds: GSD Ears, german shepherd dog, long haired german shepherd
german shepherd dog, long haired german shepherd, puppy chow: I have never seen what I would consider reliable information on that. I don t accept generalizations from a few cases. I do know many dogs the ears do eventually stand up on their own, sometimes as late as a year. I would switch him to to an adult food....

German Shepherds: german sheperd itches all the time, german sheperd, fish oil
german sheperd, fish oil, cooking oil: Those selling foods without corn in them are very emphatic about corn being a problem. Many dogs do quite well on food that contain corn. Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily with a soft bristled...

German Shepherds: german shepherd pit bull mix aggression signs, pit bull mix, obedience class
pit bull mix, obedience class, natural instincts: I ma not sure it is aggression, but more dominance. 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 pups, german shepherd dog, german shepherd pups
german shepherd dog, german shepherd pups, patricia mcconnell: Dogs are individuals and yes some Shepherds do ty to become dominant. The best thing to do is to act like a dominant dog yourself. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs...

German Shepherds: gs aggression to dogs, monks of new skete, patricia mcconnell
monks of new skete, patricia mcconnell, jean donaldson: The problem is likely due to a lack o socialization before 12 weeks. Many people don t understand how important the period between 6 and 12 weeks is, including many breeders. I would have hoped the class instructor would have been more help. The key to...

German Shepherds: help with German sheaperd, housebreaking a puppy, german sheaperd
housebreaking a puppy, german sheaperd, apartment life: Housebreaking a puppy in a third floor apartment will be tough. Once you see it needs to go out, you won t have time to take it out before it has to go. The right older German Shepherd could work fine. Individuals vary. Some would take to apartment life...

German Shepherds: poor growth because bad nutrition, adult teeth, leg bones
adult teeth, leg bones, puppy food: I am not sure how this will work out. My vet says a dog will always reach its genetically determined size. Check the ends of the leg bones. If they are still much knobbier than an adult s, the growth plates are still open and it is still growing. If not,...

German Shepherds: puppy weight, feeding a puppy, puppy chow
feeding a puppy, puppy chow, male puppy: They vary, 10-20 pounds and 12 - 15 at the shoulder. What is important isfeeding the right amount of 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: Size Difference, long haired german shepherd, mohammed
long haired german shepherd, mohammed, puppy: Within any breed, some lines are bigger than others. Some of the lines of long haired shepherds may be bigger or smaller than the short haired ones. Look for a puppy whose parents are near the size you want. They often come out near the size of one parent....

German Shepherds: 4 years bitch does not eat food it self, vet check, dogs food
vet check, dogs food, balanced diet: 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 wold down more than is good for them and look for more. Others refuse to eat more than than they need....

German Shepherds: Afraid/Friendly to Strangers, temperament problems, obedience class
temperament problems, obedience class, being a leader: It may or may not help much. Certainly there is no good reason not to. Dogs with temperament problems are not good candidates for breeding. Neutering should help with other problems. A good obedience class should help. Find one that uses positive...

German Shepherds: Castration, bitch on heat, dangerous tendency
bitch on heat, dangerous tendency, alsation: I think the only honest answer is it may or may not help. The earlier, the more effective. I can say it may prevent some accidental litters. I am not sure about Italy, but here we are slaughtering millions of dogs due to a lack of homes. I see little...

German Shepherds: eating, royal canin dog food, nine days
royal canin dog food, nine days, german shepherd: I would have the vet check her carefully. It could be the trainer overfed her and dogs nutritional needs decline as their growth slows. I would offer her less food. Keep an eye on her, and if she eats so little her ribs begin to show, get back with the...

German Shepherds: Female GSD, short periods, great dog
short periods, great dog, gsd: I am sure it is just the stress. Give her a little more time. Try walkingher on leash. Sometimes they need the stimulation of exercise. Some dogs are not used to elimination on leash. Try leaving her outside by herself a little. If you don t have a fenced...

German Shepherds: Thin through loin area, 7 months, pup
German Shepherds: Thin through loin area, 7 months, pup, ribs

German Shepherds: German Shepherd puppy food, german shepherd puppy, puppy food
german shepherd puppy, puppy food, adult food: Pedigree is likely as good as any other brand. In many cases, a puppy has problems when its food is changed. If that is what it is being fed, stick to it. Any of the common brands of dog food should be better than any other diet. Many puppy chows, even...

German Shepherds: My GSD is eating less, gsd puppy, grm
gsd puppy, grm, dog food: Yes it is normal to need to eat less after their growth slows. That sounds like a lot. You may want to be alert for other problems and take her to the vet if you see anything else. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and...

German Shepherds: im considering getting a german shepherd, closet shelving, yorkshire terrier
closet shelving, yorkshire terrier, teenage guy: I don t see the Yorkshire terrier as being a problem. Depending how old it is, it may not want to play with the puppy. If so, you will have to teach the puppy to leave it alone. You are far less likely to have problems if the new puppy is the opposite sex...

German Shepherds: Need diet plan for 40 days old German shepard puppie, pedigree puppy, feeding a puppy
pedigree puppy, feeding a puppy, puppy chow: Can you find Pedigree puppy food? It or another brand would be the best possible diet for you puppy. It should be eating about half a cup, 120 cc, each of 3 times a day. Wet it at first if you have to. with9ing a month,you may need o be feeding twice as...

German Shepherds: Her size for her age, leg bones, growth plates
leg bones, growth plates, reputable breeder: She sounds to me like she will end up on the small side for a Shepherd. All our puppies including the one Shepherd have ended up towards the small side. We have a 7 month old female Lab that is only 45 pounds. I will be surprised if she gets much over 50...

German Shepherds: Thin through loin area, german shepherd puppies, large breed dogs
german shepherd puppies, large breed dogs, male gsd: A quote from the manual large dog guide school gives those fostering puppies for them, Note: German Shepherd puppies typically will look very thin throughout puppyhood. They mostly breed Labs, Goldens, and Shepherds. That is the only breed specific...

German Shepherds: 5 month old shepherd pup, pup, ribs
pup, ribs, 4 months: I usually feed our puppies 3-4 cups. You should be feeding an all life stages food now. Switching to an adult chow for the larger breeds at 4 months, slows growth and helps develop sturdier joints. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than...

German Shepherds: best age to fix german shepard dog, health brochures, avma
health brochures, avma, german shepard: I think this is an area with many strong opinions with little to back them up. My opinion? Six months has long been the standard and there is very little evidence otherwise. My advice? Talk to your vet and go with his recommendation. That is also what the...

German Shepherds: shepherd size, akc standards, gsd
German Shepherds: shepherd size, akc standards, gsd, 4 months

German Shepherds: My German Shepherd Acts Scared, puppy socialization class, obedience class
puppy socialization class, obedience class, natural instincts: Part of it may have to do with the early removal from the litter. 5 weeks is too young, with 7-8 weeks being best. Perhaps confidence building exercises would help. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using...

German Shepherds: Will my german shepherd always be wary of strangers?, german shepherd puppy, obedience class
german shepherd puppy, obedience class, natural instincts: Much of a dog s personality is due to genetics and early socialization, before 12 weeks. The behavior could get worse as she takes on more and more responsibility for the pack as she approaches maturity. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things...

German Shepherds: germon Shepherds ears, dogs ears, king shepherd
dogs ears, king shepherd, adult food: I am not sure I have seen a good explanation. There is some speculation about nutrition. Have you asked the breeder if the parents ears came up earlier as usual? I can reassure you that I have heard of ears still coming up even as late as a year old, and...

German Shepherds: gsd puppy care n food, puppy chow, commercial dog food
puppy chow, commercial dog food, breed puppies: The internet is filled with total nonsense about dog food and nutrition. Much of the the discussion is dominated by people selling things and those outside the mainstream when it comes to human nutrition. Canine nutrition is complex, but well known. Dogs...

German Shepherds: housetraining, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, housebreaking: Part of housebreaking includes watching the puppy carefully and recognizing when it needs to go out. 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....

German Shepherds: Only 1 puppy survived in the litter, gsd puppy, lack experience
gsd puppy, lack experience, great lengths: That is a good question. The mother does provide much of the socialization and if there are other dogs in the household the puppy will be exposed to, it would be better. It also concerns me that the other puppies died. Did the breeder say what happened?...

German Shepherds: shepherd size, male gsd, spayed
male gsd, spayed, akc: What I have heard is that early, before maturity, spaying causes the dog to be taller and finer boned. It seems when it comes to dogs, there are many more opinions than facts. My book gives ideal as 24 -26 for males and 22 -24 for females. By that,...

German Shepherds: 10 week old puppy, german shepherd puppy, female german shepherd
german shepherd puppy, female german shepherd, dead possum: I doubt a 10 week old could kill a possum. Likely it died some other way, its killer perhaps fearing people accompanying her and fled. I would dispose of it and not worry. I am sure given a chance, she would instinctively chase anything and attack it if...

German Shepherds: 3 l/2 mos gs pup, obedience class, closet shelving
obedience class, closet shelving, natural instincts: He may grow out of it, but there are some things you can do to help. Try filling a Kong with peanut butter and freezing it. Give that to him when you leave him in the crate. Obedience train him. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things...

German Shepherds: 5 month old untrained gsd, eye certification, genetic problems
eye certification, genetic problems, parvo: Much of it depends on the dog itself, its breeding, and early socialization. Although I am a strong advocate of early training, the day I pick up a 7 week old, many people are quite successful with delaying until the dog is that old. I was once given a 15...

German Shepherds: biting, intestinal blockages, adult teeth
intestinal blockages, adult teeth, safe toys: There isn t any quick, easy way to stop it. The yelping and ignoring her should eventually work. 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...

German Shepherds: coat problems after grooming, new winter, winter coat
new winter, winter coat, groomer: Damage to a dog s coat can be slow to recover. It could also be something unrelated. You might check with your vet too. This link advises not to have the dog shaved, but does go on to discuss what happens. I have seen a dog with damage to its coat...

German Shepherds: ears, german shepherd puppy, quality dogs
german shepherd puppy, quality dogs, diet supplements: I think normal is for both ears to be up for good at 3 months. However, many times one or both may not come up for a while. I have seen a report of an ear coming up by itself as late as a year. Some people tape them, but I have my doubts if it actually...

German Shepherds: what should i feed my 12 week old germarn shepherd pup?, puppy chow, female german shepherd
puppy chow, female german shepherd, dog chews: I would persist with the dry food. She might have to go a day or 2 before she would go ahead and eat it. Dry foods have several advantages to both the dog and owner. To the extent that the dog chews the dry food, it cleans the teeth and exercises the jaws....

German Shepherds: German German Shepard, negative attitude, german shepard
negative attitude, german shepard, german lines: I think the German lines have stayed truer to the classic German Shepherd while the American lines have gone to the sloped back popular with the judges. The German lines tend to have better hips and fewer other health problems too. I must admit a negative...

German Shepherds: GSD Puppies, monks of new skete, raising a puppy
monks of new skete, raising a puppy, target: The biting is great fun. It is tough enough teaching them not to bite people, let alone each other. As for the ears, I have seen very little on that from sources I trust. The monks of New Skete don t even mention standing up in their The Art of Raising...

German Shepherds: How To Be Guard Dogs, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: Start by building their 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 own rank in the...

German Shepherds: gsd, youth baseball, centimeters
youth baseball, centimeters, pup: Some dogs are just more playful and energetic than others. Try throwing a ball. If he ignores it, play with it your self, Playing catch and if you miss it, scramble after it. I am amazed at the 9 month old Lab I have this year. I help with youth baseball...

German Shepherds: Under Weight, german shepherd puppies, wet food
german shepherd puppies, wet food, balanced diet: My first suggestion is to maybe leave well enough alone. How underweight is underweight? Many Shepherds insist on keeping themselves thin, perhaps even the ribs actually showing a little. If he won t eat enough that his ribs plainly show, you need to be...

German Shepherds: walking 4 month old super smart puppy, smart puppy, gentle technique
smart puppy, gentle technique, half hour: 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: 2 mo old GSD, male gsd, kinds of dogs
male gsd, kinds of dogs, short water: With slightly older puppies that were having trouble making it over night, we have taken it up as early as 7 PM. Our puppies are crated at night, and we never have left water in the crate. I think some puppies are slow to relate drinking to their needs at...

German Shepherds: 6 month old GSD, german shepherd puppy, breed descriptions
german shepherd puppy, breed descriptions, poor job: Although turning your back is a common technique and effective, try stepping backwards. The dog s feet fall harmlessly to the floor. You have obedience trainer her? When you are ready to feed her. I would put her in a sit or down stay. Every time she...

German Shepherds: puppy growing thin and tall, tid bits, dry food
German Shepherds: puppy growing thin and tall, tid bits, dry food, tiny bits

German Shepherds: Very thin German Shepherd, human food, german shepherd
German Shepherds: Very thin German Shepherd, human food, german shepherd, male german shepherd

German Shepherds: German Shepherds ears standing up, left ear, german shepherds
left ear, german shepherds, german shepherd: I think so. You do see some adults with an ear flopped down or partly, but very few. I think many of the dogs, the ears are up by 3 months, but some continue to come up as late as a year, and I recently saw a report of 18 months. It may eve be a behavior...

German Shepherds: german shepard vomiting, food dish, big mouthful
food dish, big mouthful, german shepard: I think the best thing is to have a different vet look at him. Although is isn t a common problem with Shepherds, is could be a simple matter of eating too fast. There are not one, but 2 easy, tested, effective ways to control rapid eating. You can spread...

German Shepherds: Heat cycle, health brochures, last heat
health brochures, last heat, heat cycle: 6 months is typical, but being biological, it can vary. Your question suggest that you haven t done the serious work responsible breeding requires. Why don t you go ahead and have her spayed? See http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/articles.html#breeding and...

German Shepherds: My puppy ate the bones!, broken pieces, digestive tract
broken pieces, digestive tract, german shepherd: Sometimes the puppy throws it up or passes it OK. Sometimes the bone punctures the digestive tract which is quite serious. With the weekend approaching, I would go ahead and call the vet. Even our best efforts aren t good enough in some cases. I hope...

German Shepherds: puppy biting, 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, they...

German Shepherds: puppy growing thin and tall, pedigree puppy, hip bones
pedigree puppy, hip bones, unbalanced diet: When if comes to eating, most Labs and Shepherds are quite different. She may be worse than many Shepherds, but it doesn t sound like there is much you should do. She is far better off being on the thin side than being fed an unbalanced diet in an attempt...

German Shepherds: Very thin German Shepherd, grain diet, digestive enzymes
grain diet, digestive enzymes, exocrine: I am afraid I don t know anymore than the others. I often suggest another vet, but you have already talked to 2 different ones. The enzymes do seem to be helping a little. I would continue them. I would also pick a food and stick to it. Some foods are...

German Shepherds: 6 month pup, female puppy, food containers
female puppy, food containers, wife work: You could try letting her loose in the back yard and see how it goes with the kennel as a back up plan. I don t think the dog house will be a problem. By the time cold weather sets in, she will be almost a year old and should grow a good coat as long as...

German Shepherds: 8 month old german shepard, monks of new skete, family dog training
monks of new skete, family dog training, beginning family dog training: I would start with basic obedience, working out of a book or attending class. I like the Monks of New Skete The Art of Raising a Puppy or perhaps Puppy Primer, by Brenda K Skidmore and Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. or Beginning Family Dog Training, by Patricia...

German Shepherds: What dog food is best for my dog?, purina beniful, hip dysplasia
purina beniful, hip dysplasia, hip displacia: If there is any research comparing how dogs do on different diets, it isn t available to the general public. The internet is full of strong opinions based on marketing hype, junk science, anecdotes, misinformation, lies, ignorance, bias, world view, and everything...

German Shepherds: My German Shepherd, vet bills, cant aford
vet bills, cant aford, cold weather: You have a very difficult decision. I like to consider the dog s quality of life. With all her problems, does she still have any activities she enjoys? We had to make a decision about a 15 year old Lab a couple of years ago. She was a frail, old dog her...

German Shepherds: german shepherd, intestinal blockage, safe room
intestinal blockage, safe room, electrical cords: Dog houses were once common,but most people want their dogs inside with them now. A crate solves the problems of chewing and fouling the house. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to...

German Shepherds: german shepherd nipping/biting, female german shepherd, chew toys
female german shepherd, chew toys, childen: You must be very careful not to give her the attention she is seeking when she bites. Biting is one way dogs entice others to play with them. Take a big chomp on the other dog and run away. It then chases you. You must not give a positive response...

German Shepherds: underweight dog, pedigree dog food, male german shepherd
pedigree dog food, male german shepherd, dandruff problem: Nobody can tell you his ideal weight. It depends on his size, build, and general condition. The website I gave you explains how to determine his body condition. Once you determine that, you can make any adjustments he needs on how much you feed. As far...

German Shepherds: MY 22 MONTH OLD GSD, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: I think it is a simple case of jealousy. Perhaps better leadership would help. 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: 6 month old german shepherd, buying a puppy, dog owner
buying a puppy, dog owner, german shepherd: I doubt the siblings have much to do with it. Some Shepherds ears are slow to stand and a few never. If erect ears are important to you, I wouldn t buy the dog unless the owner can give you references from others that the ears stood up after 6 months. ...

German Shepherds: behaviour in 17mth old german shepherd, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: It is not a phase, but maturing. She is a big girl now and ready to claim and defend a territory. Spaying should help, but you need to give her stronger leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts....

German Shepherds: GSD/Lab mix ears, cause shock, train dogs
cause shock, train dogs, service dogs: I have seen a number of known Lab/GSD crosses. I don t think any of them have had erect ears. Their ears don t hang down right for a Lab either, kind of sticking out to the side a little. As for getting them fixed, I don t know of anybody having that done....

German Shepherds: GSD puppy's food, puppy chow, purina one
puppy chow, purina one, food advocates: I am sure you are aware of the controversies regarding human diets, people wanting a more natural diet. The same arguments are carried over to dog diets. If you have visited a pet supply store recently, you may have seen a freezer in the dog food section...

German Shepherds: german shepherd pregnancy, female german shepherd, vet visit
female german shepherd, vet visit, false pregnancy: False pregnancies including producing milk are fairly common and can drag on for 3 months. If she was bred, she would have whelped by now. A vet visit will at least reassure you and the vet may be able to control the false pregnancy or treat any problems...

German Shepherds: germansheperd, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, german sheperd: He doesn t understand where he and her fit into the pack. 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...

German Shepherds: huskey and german shephard, huskey, neuter
huskey, neuter, obedience: I don t see a problem as long as they weren t poorly bred and you socialize them. All dogs need to be obedience trained and the besst way to prevent them from breeding is to spay the female and neuter the male. Otherwise, she will bear a litter brfore she...

German Shepherds: What to Look for in a GSD, large breed dogs, selecting a puppy
large breed dogs, selecting a puppy, floppy ears: There aren t good solid answers to your questions. When selecting a puppy, above all, look at the health of the parents and any past liters. You want to see several generations of OFA good or better hip ratings. Ask about food. You don t want parents on...

German Shepherds: Puppy food, excess calcium, puppy food
excess calcium, puppy food, rich diet: Too much and too rich of a diet can lead to joint problems. Usually Shepherds are more likely to be on the thin side than too fat, but an over rich diet can still be a problem. The best informed breeders advise an early switch to an ALS type food. I believe...

German Shepherds: strange behavior, false pregnancy, sleep at night
false pregnancy, sleep at night, strange behavior: I wouldn t call such behavior normal, but it isn t unusual. It most often happens with intact females as they come into season, or afterwards along with a false pregnancy. I don t know there is much to do about it aside from waiting it out. You might...

German Shepherds: weight loss, german shepherd puppies, 2 females
german shepherd puppies, 2 females, little don: A quote from my puppy raising manual, Note: German Shepherd puppies typically will look very thin throughout puppyhood. As long as it is easy to feel his ribs, feed him all he will eat of a meat based food. If his ribs show a little, don t worry about...

German Shepherds: 19 week old GSD pup, cooperative extension offices, obedience class
cooperative extension offices, obedience class, separation anxiety: I don t think the type of collar makes too much difference as long as you are gentle with your corrections. Still, you may want to switch to a head collar. The leading brands are Promise, Haltie, and Gentle Leader. They have a strap going around the dogs...

German Shepherds: 19 week old puppy weight, large breed puppy food, large breed dogs
large breed puppy food, large breed dogs, breed puppy: She may turn out to be on the small side for a Shepherd. I would switch her to an all life stages food such as Iams, but other than the price, it may not be that much different, and not worth upsetting your vet. Do resist any suggestions of supplements,...

German Shepherds: Age, german shepard puppies, leg bones
german shepard puppies, leg bones, growth plates: It is a hockey stick thing, rapid at first and then leveling off. They have most of their adult size by 6 months, but continue slow growth some of them even into their second year. I think the larger individuals continue their growth longer. Check the ends...

German Shepherds: Agressive behavior biting, adult teeth, tape worms
adult teeth, tape worms, safe toys: Training should start as soon as the puppy starts to pay attention to much after 6 weeks. That is why puppies should go to their homes at 7-8 weeks. Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them,...

German Shepherds: excercise, german shepherd dogs, shepherd dogs
german shepherd dogs, shepherd dogs, suitable place: Once they are adults, they needs some running. If you have a suitable place, an off leash walk is good. Many people don t have a good place to do that. If you have a fenced area, yu can play fetch. If the best you can do is walking on leash, try to do...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd, german shepherd puppy
German Shepherds: German Shepherd, german shepherd puppy

German Shepherds: German Shepherd, leg bones, growth plates
leg bones, growth plates, adult height: Yes, I think German Shepherds shoot up to near their adult height by that age. Check the ends of the leg bones. If they are still much knobbier than an adult s, the growth plates are still open and it is still growing. If not, do not expect much more growth....

German Shepherds: German Shepherds' eating habits, male german shepherd, commercial dog food
male german shepherd, commercial dog food, stomach disorder: Many dogs suffer poor health because they are overweight. It is quite common for Shepherds to barely eat enough to keep their ribs from showing. Even the ribs showing a little is OK as long as the dog is getting a good diet. That would be best done by slowly...

German Shepherds: german sheperd, feeding a puppy, puppy chow
feeding a puppy, puppy chow, calcium supplements: I would go ahead with short walks staying off pavement. See how he reacts to swimming. If he finds it painful, he won t be interested. I wouldn t give him calcium supplements. Many Shepherds like to keep them selves lean, so I wouldn t worry about...

German Shepherds: german shepherds ears, german shepherd puppy, purebred german shepherd
german shepherd puppy, purebred german shepherd, dogs ears: I have never heard that too many Shepherds cause the problem. I took time to look back through past questions here. There are many questions about the ears, mostly they seem to be from average pet owners with infrequent mentions of having more than one Shepherd...

German Shepherds: Potty training help., german shepherd puppy, poly rope
german shepherd puppy, poly rope, obedience class: It could be submissive wetting. Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but 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 the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see...

German Shepherds: pooping in house, vet visit, night outing
vet visit, night outing, dry food: 12 is getting up there for a Shepherd. He could have some physical changes a vet could remedy. Cutting out the second meal could eliminate the need for the middle of the night outing. I woudl really like to see a vet visit before cutting out the meal. ...

German Shepherds: My puppies Ears, male german shepherd, ear infections
male german shepherd, ear infections, ear infection: Most Shepherds have their ears up by the time thay are a few months old and they stay up. Some of them don t have their ears up until much later and a very few never. Also, some go through stages of the ears being down again. I think it could even be partly...

German Shepherds: Training rescued German Shepherd, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: I think some of it is a lack of exposure to men when young rather than mistreatment. Have your boyfriend speak quietly and calmly. He needs to avoid letting his teeth show in a smile or putting his hand over her head. Treats are good too. You need...

German Shepherds: A traumatic experience, border collie, black labs
border collie, black labs, two dogs: Dogs vary. Many people discount the importance of early socialization because some dogs, perhaps your Bailey, do fine without it. Some breeds and some lines within a breed tend to be suspicious of strangers. In a Shepherd, this is best avoided by plenty...

German Shepherds: tymber, adult teeth, safe toys
adult teeth, safe toys, verbal command: The older the dog, the more ingrained the habit, the longer it will take to break it. 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...

German Shepherds: Aggressive towards strangers, obedience school, aggressive behavior
obedience school, aggressive behavior, aggressiveness: Obedience school is one of the best ideas. The dog training world is in confusion now. Many are going too far in rejecting the harsh practices in the past and dominance. You need to have him respect you and your son as leaders. If you are leader and accept...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd aggression, obedience instructor, shy nature
obedience instructor, shy nature, german shepherd: I encourage adoption, but sometimes a rescued dog comes with baggage. A dog s early socialization is very important and it is hard to correct later what was missed before 12 weeks. I hope your obedience instructor is willing to work with you. Caution...

German Shepherds: kennel travel, direct flight, flight home
direct flight, flight home, whole lot: The crate is high enough for her to stand erect? A dog that has not been crated since it was little, may take some work. Start out just putting its toys and treats in the crate. Praise it for going in. Feed it in the crate. Not a whole lot more you can...

German Shepherds: Skin problems., female german shepherd, hydroxyzine
female german shepherd, hydroxyzine, benadryl: I may not be much help either. Have the vets tried any medication, Benadryl, Predinose, Hydroxyzine, etc.? You could try Benadryl, up to 2 mg per pound of body weight. If it seems to help, it could be allergies. Changing foods could be a hit or miss thing....

German Shepherds: german shepherd puppy ears, german shepherd puppy, puppy ears
german shepherd puppy, puppy ears, dogs ears: I have never seen any reliable information on whether gluing or taping ears helps or not. There are many ideas in dog care that somebody decided should work and went ahead with without ever testing. Yes many dogs ears stand up after a regimen of gluing...

German Shepherds: Very skinny GSD, white blood cells, puppy food
white blood cells, puppy food, vet care: If you can t see her ribs, I would cut out everything else but the puppy food. Give her as much as she will eat in 15 minutes. This will ensure she is getting a high calorie, balanced diet. It isn t unusual for Shepherds to insist on keeping themselves...

German Shepherds: unruly GS almost 5 mos., intestinal blockages, adult teeth
intestinal blockages, adult teeth, sturdy stuff: 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: growling at my son, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, high pitch: Having him feed her and give her treats is good. 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....

German Shepherds: hair loss,alot of scrathing,septic smell, holistic dog food, medicated shampoo
holistic dog food, medicated shampoo, benedryl: If it comes in the fall and goes away later, it sounds to me like an environmental allergy. If so, none of the medicine or food would help. The vet could run blood tests which might identify it. Even if the expensive tests found something the best treatment...

German Shepherds: Size and Dog Agressiveness, gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin
gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin, puppy primer: It isn t unusual for dogs to fall outside the breed standard. Dogs bred for other purposes than show are often bred larger or smaller much to the chagrin of the show breeders. In some breeds, the working lines are very distinct from the show lines. ...

German Shepherds: Body proportion, pasterns, pnds
pasterns, pnds, dearth: Young Shepherds can be a trial for their owners. You should be feeding an all life stages food now. Switching to an adult chow for the larger breeds at 4 months, slows growth and helps develop sturdier joints. Other breeds definitely should be narrower...

German Shepherds: How to bond with a 9 week old shepherd, small baby, shoulder area
small baby, shoulder area, neck shoulder: Could the breeder have had little children that spent plenty of time with the puppies? 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...

German Shepherds: Chew toys, intestinal blockages, adult teeth
intestinal blockages, adult teeth, sturdy stuff: 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: dev. of 13 week old shepherd, male gsd, proper diet
male gsd, proper diet, chows: I am afraid I can t promise he will reach average size. Even out of the same litter, adults vary in size. There is little you can do with his diet to affect his adult size. Stick to a dog food and very little else. Supplements will not increase his size,...

German Shepherds: Shepherd ears/teeth, cauliflower ear, haematoma
German Shepherds: Shepherd ears/teeth, cauliflower ear, haematoma, ear infection

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Reverse Aggression, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Better leadership should help with both problems. 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: puppy wont eat, german shepherd puppy, feeding a puppy
german shepherd puppy, feeding a puppy, puppy chow: Shepherds are notorious about that, but usually not until later. How long have you had her? She may still be adjusting to her new home. How much are you feeding her? A half cup each of 3 times a day may be enough. If she is eating about that much, I wouldn...

German Shepherds: purebreed german shepherd?, purebred german shepherd, furry paws
purebred german shepherd, furry paws, dna testing: I am only able to see one picture, but I am, afraid his face isn t at all right. The longer fur,the white, the ears not up yet, are all variations you see in pure Shepherds. Many inexperienced breeders fail to keep their female away from males after it has...

German Shepherds: Shepherd ears/teeth, puppy chow, bottom teeth
puppy chow, bottom teeth, poor diet: Few people have enough experience to give good answers based on it alone. None of the sources I have found reliable have much to say about ears. I have seen anecdotes about ears finally standing at a year or even afterwards. I also think erect ears may...

German Shepherds: behavior, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Are you sure it is fighting and not play? Does he do the play bow, tail up and crouching in front. If he barking or low, rumbly growls? Nose wrinkled and hair on him back up? If he just wants to play, let him. Otherwise neuter him if not already and...

German Shepherds: Diarrhea, feeding a puppy, puppy chow
feeding a puppy, puppy chow, recovery diet: Any sudden change in diet can lead to digestive upsets. If you have been feeding her mostly a dog food, withhold food for a day and then start back on the food and nothing else. Stick to it and nothing else. Canine nurtition is well known. Modern dog foods...

German Shepherds: my depressed puppy, german shepard puppy, car accident
german shepard puppy, car accident, nursing home: Shepherds are very loyal to their people. You must let them together as much as possible. How much attention is your husband able to give the dog? Could he throw a ball for him to chase? Could he at least reach down and pet the dog? I have a big Lab I...

German Shepherds: eating, gastrointestinal diet, female german shepherd
gastrointestinal diet, female german shepherd, great gusto: Many Shepherds are light eaters especially when they are younger. The best thing is to stick to a good food and little else. The Science may be as good as anything. Just put down what she will eat in 15 minutes and take it up if she doesn t eat it. That...

German Shepherds: German Sheperd the right breed for me?, female dogs, german sheperd
female dogs, german sheperd, care taker: My biggest question is what hours are people home? I hate to see any dog go more than 4-5 hours without a break. If you are gone all day, but one of you is free to give him a mid day break, it should be fine. You may need to watch things with the cat. ...

German Shepherds: German shepherd broken teeth, german shepherd dog, female german shepherd
german shepherd dog, female german shepherd, excess calcium: The teeth may be nothing to worry about. Like people, dogs shed their teeth and grow new ones as they mature. She is about at the age where they usually start to lose their first teeth. Canine nutrition is very complex but well known. The eggs and...

German Shepherds: GS pup, female pup, minor variations
female pup, minor variations, belly rub: At 8 weeks old, a puppy should be quick to accept new experiences and new people. Usually it is the other way around with much of the dog breeding being done by women and many puppies never encountering a man until they go to their home. Your wife does need...

German Shepherds: puppy, male puppy, vigorous game
male puppy, vigorous game, border collie: Ah, too bad I have been slow getting back to you, busy weekend. One that you perhaps would have had time to keep walking until he did finally have to relieve himself. They can only walk and hold it so long. An alternative to the walk is a vigorous game...

German Shepherds: my Tiki, dry dog food, meat meal
dry dog food, meat meal, thin side: I am not familiar with the HiPro, but it may be as good as anything. What is the first ingredient? For dogs that don t eat well, it needs to be a meat or a meat meal. They are more concentrated than the foods that start with corn. If it starts with corn,...

German Shepherds: 7 1/2 month old GSD, doggie daycare, obedience class
doggie daycare, obedience class, gsd: There is no quick, easy fix. Have you done obedience class with her? This would do 2 things. It would get her exposure to other dogs in a controlled setting. They are there, but not free to approach her. It also helps establish your place as leader. ...

German Shepherds: Banjo, german shepherd puppy, male german shepherd
german shepherd puppy, male german shepherd, big mouthful: You may need a more effective way to slow him down. There are not one, but 2 easy, tested, effective ways to control rapid eating. You can spread the food out on a cookie sheet or something. Some of my friends just throw it on the floor of the crate. You...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Health Problems Please Help, loose stools, soft tissues
loose stools, soft tissues, pain medication: Older dogs can develop fast growing tumors. I paid $1200 to have one removed form a 12 year old Lab. We enjoyed another 3 years before giving up when the next one came. Has the vet done X_rays? I am surprised on how much you can see of soft tissues...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Nipping, gwen bohnenkamp, family dog training
gwen bohnenkamp, family dog training, carol lea benjamin: 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 Month Old German Shepherd Puppy with POOR appetite, siberian husky puppy, german shepherd puppy
siberian husky puppy, german shepherd puppy, pedigree puppy: Usually at that age they eat fairly well, but often are less interested in eating later. I would cut out everything but the Pedigree Puppy Chunks. Offer him a half cup, about 50 grams, 3 times each day. Take away what he doesn t eat after 15 minutes. If...

German Shepherds: eating problem of my german sephard puppy, german shepherd puppy, dogs food
german shepherd puppy, dogs food, food check: 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, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx You may want the vet to confirm your...

German Shepherds: Our German Shepherd dislikes my husband?!, head dogs, male puppy
head dogs, male puppy, firt: It is possible he has had some negative experience with men before you got him, or more likely just an absence of men. What your husband need to do is relax, speak in a quiet voice, avoid eye contact or letting his teeth show in a smile. Have him keep his...

German Shepherds: Germen Shepherds Legs Problem, commercial dog food, bones and joints
commercial dog food, bones and joints, side legs: Did the problem start before or after you started the calcium syrup? The amount of calcium is critical and too much can cause the problems you are seeing. I seldom second guess the doctor, but a dog eating a commercial dog food and little else, seldom needs...

German Shepherds: male german sheperd has poor appetite, canned dog food, dogs food
canned dog food, dogs food, poor appetite: I think any of the common brands, Iams, Pro Plan, Pedigree, etc. would be as good as anything. I feed Pro Plan and know it is good. I have no experience with them and find their hype unconvincing, but some of the more expensive brands are more concentrated...

German Shepherds: New gsd cant get along with chihuahua, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: That doesn t sound good. I am not sure how much good that neutral ground stuff does. For now, I would give them more time, carefully supervising them or securely separating them. Give Princess a sharp Ah, ah, ah! and offer her a chew toy every time...

German Shepherds: my german shep, german shep, vet visit
german shep, vet visit, pin brush: Loose hair is normal especially this time of year. I have had good luck using what is called a pin brush. It looks like a pin cushion full of pins. It pulls hair off quickly while the rounded pin heads make it comfortable for the dog. If the dog is...

German Shepherds: Will a German Shepherd be good with my grandchildren?, dangerous time, straight answers
dangerous time, straight answers, parvo: Exactly what lines yours comes from is important, but likely difficult to get straight answers from breeders. I don t know lines well enough to be of any help on that. Early socialization is the real key. Insist on having the puppy at 7-8 weeks. The...

German Shepherds: german shepphard/chocolate lab, german shepphard, little labs
german shepphard, little labs, chocolate lab: It is quite common for young Shepherds to keep themselves very thin, even the ribs showing a little. Labs usually will eat more than is good for them and look for more. You have talked to the vet and checked him for parasites? Are you feeding a meat based...

German Shepherds: GSD diet, arden grange, dry dog foods
arden grange, dry dog foods, skin complaint: Most commercial dry dog foods don t contain dairy and there are those that don t contain beef or wheat. I am not quite as familiar with what is available in the UK. I know Pro Plan has wheat. You could check the label on Pedigree. Do you have Iams? There...

German Shepherds: in heat, creative attempts, obedience class
creative attempts, obedience class, natural instincts: Yes, that is also a possibility. If not spayed, she should come in heat anytime in the next few months. When that happens, you can expect any sort of behavior including strenuous, creative attempts to get loose. If so, it can only be controlled by careful...

German Shepherds: 9 month old german shepard, german shepard, femal
german shepard, femal, biter: It will take some work and she may never be as comfortable with strangers as some dogs. Enlist strange to her people to help. Greet them warmly. Have them avoid looking her in the eye or letting their teeth show in a smile. They should offer her treats,...

German Shepherds: growling at a very familiar person, obedience class, drill sergeants
obedience class, drill sergeants, natural instincts: Dogs personalities are set by 12 weeks, but don t mature until the dog is 3 years old. As they mature, they often challenge other dogs and their owners for pack rank. He has decided he is a big boy and for some reason, he thinks he is responsible for controlling...

German Shepherds: 10 yr old German Shepherd female, biopsy results, visible signs
biopsy results, visible signs, x ray: What I would have to say would be rather speculative. I can say we had a huge tumor removed from our Lab at 12. It wasn t malignant. Never the less she developed cancer in her jaw in another year or 2, and then another huge, fast growing tumor just after...

German Shepherds: crating & separation anxiety, male german shepherd, rescue remedy
male german shepherd, rescue remedy, separation anxiety: Some dogs don t take well to being rehomed. Likely it is temporary and he will adjust and calm down. Coping with it for now will be difficult. I am a big believer in crates, but hate to see any dog left over 4-5 hours. If you can t make it back to give...

German Shepherds: Dog training, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, food dish: 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: What should i fee my puppy wet or dry food, digestive upsets, wet food
digestive upsets, wet food, dry food: I would slowly phase out the wet and go with all dry. It may be better for the teeth, cheaper, and a big factor for me, easier to measure out exactly what your dog needs. How much you feed may be more important than what you feed, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx...

German Shepherds: I am unable to care for my dog.do you know anyone who can provide a good home?, north hollywood california, shepherd breed
north hollywood california, shepherd breed, german shepard: I am very sorry to hear that. I have no contacts in California. Have you contacted a Shepherd breed rescue? You may find a rescue near you starting at http://www.akc.org/breeds/rescue.cfm The rescues are volunteers that love the breed and do their best...

German Shepherds: german shepherd, stomach disorder, stomach problems
German Shepherds: german shepherd, stomach disorder, stomach problems, doberman

German Shepherds: feeding, adult dog food, little trouble
adult dog food, little trouble, german shepherd: You may switch anytime now. It would have been better to have switched to an all life stages at 4-5 months. Switching to an adult chow for the larger breeds at 4 months, slows growth and helps develop sturdier joints. For the same reason you need to keep...

German Shepherds: female size/wt., leg bones, growth plates
leg bones, growth plates, german shepherd: I am afraid she has turned out to be on the small side. People talk abo growth in the second year, but only the largest dogs grow much then. Check the ends of the leg bones. If they are still much knobbier than an adult s, the growth plates are still open...

German Shepherds: german shepherd, male german shepherd, dog foods
male german shepherd, dog foods, veterinary clinic: I see no reason if fed right, he shouldn t be OK. The easiest way to make sure a dog is eating a good diet is to feed a dog food if a good one is available. We have dozens, maybe hundreds here all formulated to the same standard. I am not sure about dog...

German Shepherds: german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppy, closet shelving
german shepherd puppy, closet shelving, grassy spot: 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 its new home, the time from when it realizes it has to go, and...

German Shepherds: German Sherpherds, recessive genes, fatal infections
recessive genes, fatal infections, genetic problems: They most certainly will if they get a chance. The offspring will be at risk for genetic problems because the parents are likely to carry the same recessive genes. If you have kept the pair intact, they will make every possible effort to mate when she comes...

German Shepherds: weight of german shephard, leg bones, thiner
leg bones, thiner, growth plates: That could be smaller than average. Check the ends of the leg bones. If they are still much knobbier than an adult s, the growth plates are still open and it is still growing. If not, do not expect much more growth. You may find this link interesting,...

German Shepherds: bed time, toy puppies, time exercise
toy puppies, time exercise, old clock: Take it out and walk around just before bed time. Exercise stimulates elimination. You want its bladder and bowel to be empty. Put it in a crate with nothing but a Nylabone or other sturdy toy. Puppies are known for crying the first few nights. I have...

German Shepherds: GSD puppy and Adult Rot
German Shepherds: GSD puppy and Adult Rot

German Shepherds: Gionna ( 10 month old GS), poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but 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 the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household...

German Shepherds: GSD puppy and Adult Rot, rottwieler, leader of the pack
rottwieler, leader of the pack, obedience: I think it is more she sees him as more fun. You may want to spend more time drilling both in obedience. I think it is best done separately or sith somebody else working with one dog. It takes a lot of work to train a dog to stay on task around other...

German Shepherds: Puppy runs out in the road, perfect angel, better chance
perfect angel, better chance, pup: Better trainers never give a command they can t enforce. don t count on being able to train her not to slip out the gate every chance she gets. To give yourself a better chance to make it out the gate without her, make her sit a little back from the gate...

German Shepherds: 6 month old, german shepard, pup
german shepard, pup, obedience: I would be very careful. It takes a lot of work before a puppy is 12 weeks old to socialize it to the human world. Even some of the best breeders fail to understand that. Those neglected then can grow up to be fear biters. Have you met the puppy? If it...

German Shepherds: broken shoulder of a 4 months german shepherd, broken shoulder, broken arm
broken shoulder, broken arm, medical knowledge: I don t like it either, but I have heard of a child with a broken arm being told to come back the next day. I don t have the medical knowledge to second guess your vet. I can t say how it will be long term. I am sorry I don t have a better answer. ...

German Shepherds: ABOUT BULL MASTIFF PUP DIET QUANTITY AND TIME INTERVAL, mastiff pup, mastiff puppy
mastiff pup, mastiff puppy, puppy chow: I am not sure. Offer her all she will eat as long as she doesn t become over weight. Introduce the Pedigree at 4 weeks. You should be feeding a puppy chow by then. Switching to an adult chow for the larger breeds at 4 months, slows growth and helps develop...

German Shepherds: Newly adopted 8yr old GSD, gsd rescue, martingale collars
gsd rescue, martingale collars, absolute sweetheart: I think it may be more his age and lack of previous training. It isn t that older dogs can t learn, it just takes longer. I would keep at it, and keep your methods positive. I have had good luck with the Martingale and head collars. They seem to be more...

German Shepherds: When does puppyhood end, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: Dogs personalities mature at 3 year sold. The slowly become much less puppish by then. As for the cats, can you live with him avoiding them? When he was little did they spit and hiss at him? I guess you could do some of the general confidence building....

German Shepherds: My 8-month old kira, kira kira, female german shepherd
kira kira, female german shepherd, poly rope: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but 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 the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household...

German Shepherds: dog not eatting, dogs food, bedroom apartment
dogs food, bedroom apartment, german shepard: Many Shepherds tend to be that way. I do hope she has talked to the vet about the problem, but I doubt is it medical. 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...

German Shepherds: Important--Will my dog remember me?, police dog, 15 months
German Shepherds: Important--Will my dog remember me?, police dog, 15 months, tho

German Shepherds: Hip dyplasia(signs), feeding a puppy, puppy chow
feeding a puppy, puppy chow, purina one: I would stick to the Purina 1. There is a lot of hype about ingredients, but nothing but speculation that the better ingredients produce better nutrition. http://skeptvet.com/Blog/2009/07/pet-food-nutrition-myths/ In another month switch to the adult...

German Shepherds: Important--Will my dog remember me?, those dogs, service dogs
those dogs, service dogs, naps: Well it varies. One specific time I remember is Zypher. Our daughter raised him, but he knew us well too. Our friend helped with his transportation. When she unloaded him, I called his name and he became very excited. Far more excited than a friendly...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Pup dominance, german shepherd dog, gentle attention
german shepherd dog, gentle attention, belly rub: Definitions vary. But yes, it is very important the puppy understands the toddler outranks him. Continue the corrections. Praise the puppy when it shows any submission to the toddler. I am trying to think what our 2 year old granddaughter can do with dogs....

German Shepherds: gsd puppy, getting a puppy, male gsd
getting a puppy, male gsd, 2 females: The conventional wisdom is that the second dog should be the opposite sex as the first. In most cases, any 2 dogs will get along fine. However occasionally there will be problems even the most experienced dog handlers can t solve. It is most common with...

German Shepherds: barking problem, squirre, guard dog
squirre, guard dog, good answer: Nobody knows everything or has a good answer to every question. I will do the best I can. It sounds like you have done a fine job with her. Many of our puppies turn out about the same. I am not sure why friendly dogs bark at people and other dogs, even...

German Shepherds: destructive german shepherd, cyclone fence, sheetrock walls
cyclone fence, sheetrock walls, female german shepherd: Some dogs are that way and there is little you can do about it. A richer life when you are around, obedience classes, agility, etc, might help, but don t count on it. I hate to say crate her. I am a big believer in crates, but hate to see any dog left over...

German Shepherds: Ears, german shepherd puppies, feeding a puppy
german shepherd puppies, feeding a puppy, puppy chow: I think there are more worries than problems. How many adults do you see whose ears never came up? I have yet to to see any body that makes evidence based decisions that thinks gluing and taping helps. I think it is one more old wives tale. I would...

German Shepherds: destructive german shepherd, daycare, tons of money
German Shepherds: destructive german shepherd, daycare, tons of money, drink water

German Shepherds: Hocks on my 6 month old GSD, rickets, gsd
German Shepherds: Hocks on my 6 month old GSD, rickets, gsd, phosphorus

German Shepherds: Hocks on my 6 month old GSD, pedigree breeder, service dogs
pedigree breeder, service dogs, main stream: I have no experience with such problems. I am a little out of the main stream with much of my experience and training is with service dogs that are very carefully bred to avoid any joint problems. I watch many Shepherds mature, but don t remember any such...

German Shepherds: selling off pups at what age, dangerous time, parvo
dangerous time, parvo, misfit: Never before 36 days. The period between 6-12 weeks is a dangerous time. One sniff where a sick dog relieved itself in the last 6 months can bring on parvo or another life threatening disease. Fail to expose it to strangers, including men, women, children,...

German Shepherds: 29 lb Six Month Old Pup, german shepherd males, male gsd
german shepherd males, male gsd, male german shepherd: The average weight of an adult male german shepherd is approx 80-90 lbs. A female 60-70 lbs can reach 90 lbs. It really depends on the bone structure. I know some german shepherd males to be 130 lbs and not look fat these are from german lines. The father...

German Shepherds: 3.5 y/o German shepard, prescribed medications, german shepard
prescribed medications, german shepard, muscle spasms: Hi, I honestly don t know of anything else you can do. We had a Basset who had a hole in his heart, and he didn t make it as long as yours has. Of course, this was years ago and medicine has advanced a lot since then. I definitely feel for you and the position...

German Shepherds: 3 month old GS with biting problem, intestinal blockages, adult teeth
intestinal blockages, adult teeth, sturdy stuff: 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: my 3 months year old german shepherd, german shephered, gentle technique
german shephered, gentle technique, flat collar: These are not simple questions. Consistently is very important in correcting jumping and other problems. Quickly correcting him each and every time he jumps on somebody is very important. Something bad has to happen each time. People are successful...

German Shepherds: 3 other dogs, pack of dogs, shock collars
pack of dogs, shock collars, hassell: HI ROBERT IN TRAINING A SHEPHERD FOR PROTECTION IT WILL BE TRAINED TO DO JUST THIS, PROTECT YOU WITH CERTAIN COMMANDS GIVEN ONLY. IF TRAINED PROPERLY, THE DOG WILL LISTEN TO YOU WITH COMMANDS ONLY. IT SHOULD MAKE IT AN EVEN BETTER DOG, BUT WITH OTHER...

German Shepherds: My 3 year old Shepherd and 7 month old Doberman are killing wild animals!, dead woodchuck, beautiful sister
dead woodchuck, beautiful sister, time max: You have to remember, dogs share 97% of their DNA with wolves. Some have more prey drive than others. Dobermans aren t noted for high prey drive, but Lexi never read that. I am not sure there is much to do to stop it, and unfortunately, it can be dangerous....

German Shepherds: my 3mth old German Shepherd, attention span, time outs
attention span, time outs, drawing blood: Hi Tiffany, It is typical for puppies to playbite when they are young. It is a way for them to deal with the teething stage they are going through. When he is trying to knaw on you, use the hand he is not chewing on, reach over the top of his mouth, pull...

German Shepherds: 4.5 month old shep not wanting to eat well, old shep, penang malaysia
old shep, penang malaysia, giving him something: Hi Raju, GSD s tend to go off their feed at certain times in their lives. Sometimes putting hot water on their food and letting it soak can help to stimulate their appetite. You should only be feeding him twice a day, and he may be naturally knocking himself...

German Shepherds: 4 Month Old Shepherd bleeding, german shepherd pups, bladder stones
german shepherd pups, bladder stones, blood in the urine: A 4-5 month old pup will not go into heat, its too early. That usually starts later between 6-9 months of age. Blood in the urine is nearly always a sign of a medical problem that requires a visit to the Vet. The most common causes of blood in the...

German Shepherds: my 4 months German Shepherd, puppy chow, protein sources
puppy chow, protein sources, adult food: Most Shepherds ears are up by 4 months. Some still come up later, and some never come up by themselves. Many swear by gluing and taping them up. I know of no evidence that any of that helps. With the control they have over their ears, it could be a behavior...

German Shepherds: 4 mth old German Shepherd, feeding a puppy, puppy chow
feeding a puppy, puppy chow, obedience school: If your vet is correct that healing the leg slowed growth, then he may more than double the 4 month weight. I wouldn t count on it. My 14 month old Lab Holly wasn t the runt of the litter, but is only 50 pounds, much smaller than her siblings. Some dogs...

German Shepherds: 4 year old German Shepherd limps after sitting, breeding dogs, short cuts
breeding dogs, short cuts, german shepherd: It doesn t sound good at all. I don t know that going to the vet would accomplish more that being told yes it is her hips. Things like this make it hard for me to answer questions where somebody asks about breeding dogs and clearly hasn t done the research...

German Shepherds: I am a 41 year old man and..., tramatic experiences, jeff robertson
tramatic experiences, jeff robertson, german sheperd: Hello Jeff, GEESSSS this is bad bad bad.!! Has the dog encountered any head injuries or tramatic experiences with an injury at all? Anything that scared him badly? If not, this dog has become totally out of control and I would truly be frightened to live...

German Shepherds: 5 month old German Shepererd, calcium pills, calcium supplements
calcium pills, calcium supplements, ear problems: THROW THE PILLS AWAY, NOW!!!!!!! You could screw up her hips that way and likely are causing the ear problems. The dog guide school I raise puppies for knows a little about German Shepherds and producing sturdy ones with a long working life. They have been...

German Shepherds: 5 month old german shpherd, puppy chow, stinky stuff
puppy chow, stinky stuff, bristle brush: I very seldom bathe dogs, mostly females well after their season is finished. The puppies I raise for a large dog school are not spay/neutered until they are a year old. This allows the school to select the very best as breeding stock, which they did with...

German Shepherds: 5 month old german shpherd, obedience classes, puppy classes
obedience classes, puppy classes, floppy ears: Hi Ghali A german shepherd should be bathed approx once per month, however, if she gets muddy, or dirty she ll will require them more often. It s not a good idea to bath a dog too often as it will affect the oils in their coat. A shampoo formulated for...

German Shepherds: 5 month old white german shepherd only 20lbs., white german shepherd, tape worms
white german shepherd, tape worms, soft food: Huuuuuuuuuuum, My grandpuppy Augen was 20 pounds at 8 weeks. I see some all black German Shepherds, but few all whites. As far as I remember, the whites were normal sized. It sounds like she is not going to be a normal sized Shepherd. Do you know she is...

German Shepherds: 5 year old Shepard beginning to destroy things, vet check, separation anxiety
vet check, separation anxiety, dog behaviorist: It is very unusual for a 5 year old to start destroying things like that. It also seems unlikely to do so 4 months after the move. I would start with a good vet check. It sounds like he was desperate to get out into the back yard. Could it be a cat, stray...

German Shepherds: 5-yr-old female german shepard, correct dogs, female pup
correct dogs, female pup, lab puppy: Your concern about the older German Shepherd dominating the Younger female pup. Your dogs are part of a Pack. A puppy s first pack leader is his mother. From birth, puppies learn how to be cooperative members of a pack oriented society. At about three...

German Shepherds: 5 yr old german shepard, obedience classes, pleasing words
obedience classes, pleasing words, german shepard: Hello Linda A dog is never too old to learn. Never too old to train. Never too old to teach new tricks to. Obedience classes are great for both the leader and the dog, you learn together with others and its fun. What I suggest, if he barks too much...

German Shepherds: 6 Month GSD - Exercise, large breed puppy food, ekanuba
large breed puppy food, ekanuba, energy dogs: German shepherds are high energy dogs that need to be walked daily and enjoy vigorous exercise. At six months your dogs can go much further than pups. You don t say how far you jog. I am taking my 6 month olds for 20 minute bike rides and they are enjoying...

German Shepherds: 6 week old german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppy, adult dogs
german shepherd puppy, adult dogs, laundry room: Hi Nichole, For potty training you need to start off keeping her in a bathroom, laundry room or other small room where you can put pads all over, and then place her food & water where you don t her to go in that room. Keep her in this room everytime you can...

German Shepherds: 6 week old puppy, german shepherd puppy, doggie carrier
german shepherd puppy, doggie carrier, little bugger: I am talking about the carriers, metal or plastic enclosures specifically made for housing a dog. As I said, I prefer the plastic, Pet Porter, Vari-Kennel, or other brands. Wood is bad. A puppy can chew it and get splinters. Most play pens would never...

German Shepherds: 6months old with aggressive intentions, aggressive intentions, having children
aggressive intentions, having children, german shepherd: I am glad you recognize that it is a problem and want to take steps to fix it. It may not be easy. Children tend to be fast moving, shrill, loud things that upset dogs not exposed to them early, before 12 weeks. Depending on how food motivated she is, having...

German Shepherds: 7 month old German Shepard, pant leg, obedience class
pant leg, obedience class, dogs head: OK your BF is giving him signals he is top dog, and you aren t. 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: 7 month old GSD's, german shepherd puppy, private obedience
german shepherd puppy, private obedience, squirt bottle: Hi Robin, You need to have private obedience classes with him. Most group classes don t work for dogs because they are too distracted. As far as the biting, When he bites your hand or arm, reach over with your free hand, put it over the top of his nose,...

German Shepherds: 7 month old gsd, growth spurt, authoritative answer
growth spurt, authoritative answer, great shape: I am afraid I don t have an authoritative answer on this. We had a big discussion of this on a dog forum I am active on, and nobody had a source to cite, and nobody seemed to have the same personal experience. I do have a reliable source for the advice to...

German Shepherds: 7 Week Old GSD, closet shelving, shepherd puppy
closet shelving, shepherd puppy, breed puppy: Feed her 3 times a day to 3 months, cutting back to twice a day, and then if you want to, once a day after 6 months. A half a cup each time may be about right now, increasing it before long. It is common for Shepherds not to eat more than enough to keep...

German Shepherds: 7 year old female and new male pup, cesar milan, male pup
cesar milan, male pup, pack leader: You need desperately to establish pack order in your home with you or your husband as pack leader. Right now your girl believes herself (probably correctly as it sounds) to be the alpha female and pack leader. Type alpha boot camp into your webbrowser to find...

German Shepherds: 8.5 month old GSD ear problem, monks of new skete, raising a puppy
monks of new skete, raising a puppy, ear problem: I don t have very much personal experience, and I have never seen any reliable information on ears. I don t remember reading anything about problem in The Art of Raising a Puppy by the Monks of New Skete, and just checked their index and found nothing. I...

German Shepherds: 8.5 month old GSD ears, puppy ears, purebred german shepherd
puppy ears, purebred german shepherd, german shepherds: It is true that while teething the ears go up and down. Teeth and the strength of the muscles have a lot to do with when they go up. To ensure your dog s muscles are strong and to help with teething try giving your dog Bullys (Bull Penis) found at all the...

German Shepherds: 8-month-old Shepherd's ear, ear taping, animal hospitals
ear taping, animal hospitals, boston area: It is rare for the ears not to eventually stand up themselves. Your post is one more piece of evidence to me, that taping doesn t work. I think most of the times when it does work , the ears would have stood up on their own. If your local vet can t direct...

German Shepherds: 8 month old super alpha and increasingly aggressive, to die, obedience program, 9 12 weeks
obedience program, 9 12 weeks, bad shape: Having him neutered if not already and a good obedience program concentrating on you as top dog should help. So should imposing these rules on him, http://www.dogbreedinfo.com./topdogrules.htm However, the above may not be near enough. A large, aggressive...

German Shepherds: 8 w.o. GSD won't eat, german shepherd puppy, puppy chow
german shepherd puppy, puppy chow, purina one: The first thing is to evaluate him as illustrated at http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx German shepherds often refuse to eat enough not to run on the thin side, the ribs showing a little. If the ribs are only showing a little, you may...

German Shepherds: 8 week old German Shepard Puppy, purina puppy chow, german shepherd puppy
purina puppy chow, german shepherd puppy, german shepard puppy: Throw them away and don t buy any similar products. They are extremely dangerous. You puppy could have a digestive blockage from them. That is a very serious problem sometimes needing surgery. I think you can let it go over the weekend, getting him to...

German Shepherds: 8 week old puppy, german shepherds, german shepherd
german shepherds, german shepherd, pup: Hi Miles Mine weigh depending on the bitch etc, from 14 lbs. to 20. Now mine are West German SHepherds, they are heavier boned than American lines or even half. They are more stocky, and more muscled . KInd Regards Patt WWW.VOMSCHREKNHAUS.CO...

German Shepherds: 9 week puppy, german shepherd puppy, consistent message
german shepherd puppy, consistent message, training seminar: At that age, the puppy needs a very consistent message of no teeth on a human hand. Your husband can still wrestle with him, just not let him bite. We recently attended a training seminar where the nationally known trainer suggested that yelling and...

German Shepherds: 9 weeks old german shepard, obedience class, pant leg
obedience class, pant leg, natural instincts: That needs to be stopped now. When he grabs your pant leg, give him and Ut. ut, ut! and offer him a toy. You need to also provide good leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all...

German Shepherds: How to Administer My GS Dogs Meds, open jaw, tidbit
open jaw, tidbit, german shepherd: It has always just seemed easier for me to push it back into the throat than mess around with treats. We keep our friend s dog a lot. He is a big Lab and takes all kind of pills. It is funny, he comes running at the snap of a pilltainer lid. You then...

German Shepherds: Adopting an adult GS, obedience class, dogs and children
obedience class, dogs and children, pack members: I am a little hesitant too. Not all dogs are close matches for their breed description, but German Shepherds are frequently suspicious of strangers and slow to bond to new people. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having...

German Shepherds: Adult German Shepherd living with kittens., white german shepherd, dutch rabbit
white german shepherd, dutch rabbit, temperament test: You are to be Commended for rescuing your dog and saving his life! The best way to predict how your dog will behave around other animals is to ensure that he he properly socialized and is predictable and obedient in behavior. The best predictor of behavior...

German Shepherds: Adult Shepherd Ears, sponge roller, floppy ears
sponge roller, floppy ears, pipe insulation: Your Keeka is sure a cutey! I currently have the same situation as you with my boy Legend. Check his photos on my photos page. One ear refuses to go up. In order to give them a hand, the time to glue the ears is around 5 months. My boy will be 5 months...

German Shepherds: Age of puppy?, german shepherd puppy, adult teeth
german shepherd puppy, adult teeth, permanent teeth: Pups usually don t start cutting adult teeth until they are four months old, or sixteen weeks. That is STARTING to cut adult teeth not having adult teeth by the mouthful. Check out this website http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/health/teeth2.htm That being...

German Shepherds: Aggresive German Shepherd, female german shepherd, local dog trainers
female german shepherd, local dog trainers, canine behavior: Hi Holly, It sounds like the chew bone was probably the issue. What you are dealing with is that naturally in the wild when a dog gets to approx. a year to a year an a half in age it establishes its place in the pack. This is now where you are with your two...

German Shepherds: Aggression, biting, vinegar and water, loose dogs
vinegar and water, loose dogs, shock collar: hI bRian The next time or arrange a time for somebody to come to the door, have a bottle of vinegar and water ready in a spray and let him have it in the eyes. Say a firm loud NO. This dog has been abused, [pushed around until he has not real faith...

German Shepherds: Aggression/lack of respect towards women, military obstacle course, negative reinforcement
military obstacle course, negative reinforcement, positive reinforcement: Hi Tamara, Who was controlling the dog while he was on the bite sleeve and attacking your husband? Has your husband ever done bite work? If you don t know how to do the work correctly with a bite sleeve and train the dog, you can psychologically confuse...

German Shepherds: Aggression yowards younger dog., obedience class, pack members
obedience class, pack members, dog life: He is maturing and somehow she could find that threatening. Normally a male and female will get along fine. Are they spay/neutered? Normally that reduces such problems. The other factor is good leadership on your part. Dogs see all the people and dogs...

German Shepherds: Aggressive 6 month old GSD, pack leader, responces
pack leader, responces, spray bottle: Hi Wayne, If they are getting up to leave and are turned away from him, then he is using herding drive to get their attention back to him. If it was prey drive driven, then he would be snapping at them when he played with them. The best thing to do is have...

German Shepherds: Aggressive Behavior, obedience class, obedience classes
obedience class, obedience classes, pack members: I see many such questions. I can only conclude many obedience classes are useless or worse. 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: Aggressive behaviour, german shephards, one of the boys
german shephards, one of the boys, aggressive behaviour: Hi Donni, Yes my suggestion is get then dog trained. That is his only problem. He is in a pack situation in the dogs world as well as in the humans world and he has no idea of how to act. The other dogs will teach him how to act in their pack, but you have...

German Shepherds: Aggressive or Fear, squirt bottle, toy poodle
squirt bottle, toy poodle, obedience training: Hi Terry, First you need to get her enrolled in obedience training so that you can learn to control her around other dogs. The other thing you have to face is that a lot of female GSDs after a year of age start to become aggressive towards other dogs. It...

German Shepherds: Aggressive German Shepherd, irresponsible dog owners, female german shepherd
irresponsible dog owners, female german shepherd, obedience class: 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: Aggressive German Shepherd, alpha dogs, obedience training
alpha dogs, obedience training, working dogs: No there is no reason to put this dog down at all. At the age that he began showing these symptoms he was reaching maturity,. These are highly intelligent working dogs and need to have a secure pack order and a job to do.. Walk your dog, twice a day briskly...

German Shepherds: Aggressive German Shepherd male, gsd, strange place
gsd, strange place, rabies: I don t like the sounds of this at all. Have you checked with the vet? I have never heard of such reaction. I am not sure what to say. Perhaps have the former owner come and take him back. He may have reacted poorly to being shut up by himself in a strange...

German Shepherds: Aggressive German Shepherd, monks of new skete, raising a puppy
monks of new skete, raising a puppy, obedience class: I wish I knew where to send people to find a good dog trainer. It sounds like your dog could develop into what is know as a fear biter. It is much easier to properly socialize a dog while it is still very young than correct problems later. Do some reading....

German Shepherds: Aggressive with toddler?, patio door, german shepherd
patio door, german shepherd, duke: Hi Barb, It sounds like he doesn t get along with kids. He acts like he has been teased by kids, just by how he acted at the door. That will make them aggressive towards kids. At his age you need to return him as you will not change that behavior. Hope...

German Shepherds: Agression/dominance?, scruff of the neck, agressiveness
scruff of the neck, agressiveness, pack leader: Hi Jennifer, You have a couple of problems going on here. First your dog is a dominate dog. You are dominating a dominate dog. That is not a good thing. When you put him on the floor, you are dominating him. When you do that to a dominate dog, they will...

German Shepherds: Agression or normal puppy behavior, puppy nipping, puppy behavior
puppy nipping, puppy behavior, mental maturity: Hi John, yes you should be concerned about your puppy s wariness at such a young age. A puppy should not show any sort of protective ability until at least a year of age as they are not mentally mature enough to understand what they are doing. Your 5 month...

German Shepherds: Agression / Spaying, obedience class, german sheperd
obedience class, german sheperd, meet the parents: Hi, No Spaying will not change that behavior. What you have is called a fear biter and normally comes from genetics unless the dog has been through some serious abuse. Where did you get the dog, how old was she and did you get to meet the parents when you...

German Shepherds: Agression in young German Shepard, vet check, playing pool
vet check, playing pool, german shepard: Once a dog is past 3, usually they are not a likely to challenge pack order. I am having a hard time figuring out what may be happening here. If a vet check doesn t turn up anything, you may need to consult a dog behaviorist. I am afraid I can t help you...

German Shepherds: Agression, stan jones, aggression
stan jones, aggression, particulars: Hi Stan, Does your daughter live with you? What has happened in each instance to lead up to the growling? I need all the particulars to figure out what might be going on in his brain as far as the aggression. Let me know and I can then give you more advice....

German Shepherds: Agressive behavior GS puppy, aggression problems, adult teeth
aggression problems, adult teeth, obedience training: 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: Agressive behavior, german shepherd dog, irish wolfhound
german shepherd dog, irish wolfhound, wolfhound: Tammy Shepherds are natural protectors of loved ones but not to the point of chasing other dogs or biting people. THis is bad and your highly lucky a law suit did not occur for people can sue for a bruise from dogs for alot of suffering, etc. If u do not...

German Shepherds: Agressive GSD bitch to other dogs., temperament problems, loveable
temperament problems, loveable, half the time: Spay her. Their seasons usually start with flaky behavior which can continue after the discharge and swelling is done. With seasons usually coming twice a year, that could mean half the time she is in the nasty phase of her personality. Except for select...

German Shepherds: Alpha dog behaviour, natural instincts, intact males
natural instincts, intact males, pack members: When adding a second dog, it is best not to get a second one of the same sex. Usually it isn t too much of a problems unless both have a strong dominance drive. Once one has clearly claimed the dominant position, they may play together OK. Here is a link...

German Shepherds: Amount of exercise, tail gates, search dogs
tail gates, search dogs, developes: HI MARK SORRY FOR BEING LATE BEEN ILL. TWENTY MILE IS TOO LONG FOR A YOUNG DOG YET. DAILY WALKS OF ONE MILE IS SUFFICIENT FOR A SHEPHERD, THEY ARE NOT HIGH MAINTENANCE DOGS. JUST A WALK OR RUN A DAY AND THEY ARE MOST HAPPY.. THEY DO NOT LIKE BEING COOPED...

German Shepherds: Angulation, pigeon toed, hind legs
pigeon toed, hind legs, 10 months: I don t like the sound of that at all. Have you talked to your vet about it? It may be too late to do much about it. I would definitely talk to the vet when you have him in for his one year check up and shots, maybe sooner. Many males are still squatting...

German Shepherds: abuse, closet shelving, metal fence
closet shelving, metal fence, warning signs that: The leash incident could just be abusive training methods. Other things to look for is hand shy, the dog cringes like it has been hit with a hand. Submissive wetting may or may not mean abuse. Refusal to enter a crate may mean being left in one to the point...

German Shepherds: acting with other dogs, dogs cats, mean bone
dogs cats, mean bone, german lines: Hi chris Sorry so late, computer crashed and just loaded this new one up today. First of all Shepherds well bred are not mean and nastey, I breed the pure West German Lines from Germany, highly intelligent, lovable, socialble, bonds quickly, loyal and learns...

German Shepherds: Over active bladder, active bladder, crate train
active bladder, crate train, crate training: Hi Carlesha, I would take the puppy into a vet as that is definitely too many times in an hour to be going to the bathroom. He might possibly have a urinary infection, which is not that uncommon for puppies, especially if there mom didn t keep them clean...

German Shepherds: What age to spay Female GSD?, responsible pet owner, conventional wisdom
responsible pet owner, conventional wisdom, time thanks: I am not sure it is breed specific. Six months has been the conventional wisdom for years. Many people are moving toward 4 months. I put off having my Lab, Holly, until 5 months because at 4 months, there was too much going on in December. Whoever...

German Shepherds: My ageing GSD, domestic dogs, leaps and bounds
domestic dogs, leaps and bounds, obedience training: Hi Ruth, OK here is a couple of situations that I believe are causing your problem. In the wild, canines at approx. a year of age will challenge the leader of the pack for dominance. Normally the outcome is either the leader is driven out, wins the fight...

German Shepherds: aggresion, male german shepherd, obedience class
male german shepherd, obedience class, adult teeth: 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 legged ones. You can learn to play the role of top dog by reading some books...

German Shepherds: aggresion, obedience class, parvo
obedience class, parvo, german shepherd: Unfortunately socialization needs to be done before 12 WEEKS. It is difficult doing so without exposing the puppy to parvo and other diseases then. The best thing to do now is sign up for a obedience class. This would give you a chance to expose her to...

German Shepherds: aggresion, step dad, step dads
step dad, step dads, police dogs: Hi Cassandra, Your dog s problem is probably genetic. Most police dogs are bred to be very prey driven (in other words very aggressive) and those tendencies tend to pass on to their prodgeny. You see this problem in a lot of puppies from police dogs as...

German Shepherds: aggresive German Shepard, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, private trainer: This is a very serious problem, and likely will take more help than I can give. It likely involves poor breeding and early socialization. Leaving him in the fence when you aren t around adds to the problem. It has some of the same problems as the chained...

German Shepherds: aggression, loose dogs, minor variations
loose dogs, minor variations, obedience training: If you have been training dogs for 30 years, you should be familiar with all the top dog stuff. Start obedience training now. Do lots of walks, avoiding areas with disease carrying loose dogs. Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently...

German Shepherds: aggression, gsd puppy, whta
gsd puppy, whta, film canister: It is common for puppies to go through a fear stage at 4 months. If they aren t pushed to much, they come out of it on their own. it could just be a little late. I would keep doing much of what you are, backing off if he shows fear. You might try letting...

German Shepherds: aggression and anxiety, buffaloe, busniess
buffaloe, busniess, having a baby: Hi Kathy Sorry so long been ill. The dog has now gotten control of you rather than you being the BOSS AND LEADER IN CONTROL OF THE DOG. You should of been somewhat more harsh in corrections and training. You must be ahead of this breed always, for they...

German Shepherds: What should I do...is it aggression or dominance?, kiss goodnight, old grandmother
kiss goodnight, old grandmother, person work: Hi Carrie, normally when a dog goes to the bathroom on someone s bed it is to show dominance or basic disapproval with that person. Normally we have that person work the dog in obedience so the dog begins to understand that that person is higher up on the...

German Shepherds: aggression to other dogs, obedience class, dogs head
obedience class, dogs head, 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: aggression towards other dogs, shock collar, death in the family
shock collar, death in the family, postures: HELLO BILL SORRY BEING SO LATE A NEAR DEATH IN THE FAMILY SOON TO BE WITH MOTHER IN LAW IN A HOME. HE IS BECOMING DOMINANT. THIS MUST STOP NOW. NOT A DAY LONGER. WHEN HE DOES THIS, GRAB A HUNK OF HAIR ON TOP OR BACK OF HIS NECK, LIFT UP AND SHAKE AND...

German Shepherds: aggression, obedience class, dogs head
obedience class, dogs head, dogs cats: Having a good pack structure reduces such problems. 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 legged ones....

German Shepherds: aggressive behavior, adult teeth, safe toys
adult teeth, safe toys, shepherd lab: 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: aggressive behavior, loyal dogs, bad rap
loyal dogs, bad rap, small pets: Hi Jay Best u rid of this dog to a family with no children or many people in it and that they can now afford a behavior specialists to correct it or put it down. Once dogs become and are left go to this extreme it is nealy impossible to change the behavior....

German Shepherds: aggressive behaviour, natural instincts, obedience train
natural instincts, obedience train, paper boys: Neuter him if not already and then obedience train him. Even then, at his age, it may not 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...

German Shepherds: aggressive female shepard, groomer, vets
groomer, vets, aggression: Hi Michelle, You have a problem. that is about the worse thing anyone could do to a dog. A female controls when she is bred by letting the male know when he can or can not breed. This is by growling & biting at him when he tries to mount her and she is...

German Shepherds: agression, male german shepherd, aggression problems
male german shepherd, aggression problems, obedience training: Hi, You do have a problem. It sounds like your dog has some over-aggression issues, that unfortunately may not be able to be corrected. When a dog does not give a warning when they bite, that is abnormal, and is cause for alarm. A dog naturally will give...

German Shepherds: agression, aggression in dogs, lack of exercise
aggression in dogs, lack of exercise, pack leader: I have just started responding to questions in this category and saw your unanswered question. It is good to see such a caring dog owner. How is dozer doing now. Your dog is or was aggressive for many reasons not just one. Aggression in dogs comes from...

German Shepherds: agression, dog barks, voic
dog barks, voic, agressive: Martin Walk the dog on leash only into the parks. Have a friend with his dog also. If your dog barks or moves forward, put him in the Sit command and say, NO loudly. Procede one step, do the same if he barks or pulls. Use the sit command followed with...

German Shepherds: Very agressive behavoir, invisable fencing, soup bone
invisable fencing, soup bone, bad habit: HI SCOTT IT WOULD BE WORTH YOUR WHILE TO GET THE INVISABLE FENCING FOR THIS DOG TO SHOCK HER TO NOT GO THAT NEAR THAT FENCE. SHE HAS DEVELOPED A BAD HABIT OF JUST ACTING BAD BECAUSE THEY ARE OUT AND SHE IS INSIDE. SOME DOGS OUT OF PURE BOREDOM DO THIS AND...

German Shepherds: agressive female german shepherd, female german shepherd, mini dachshund
female german shepherd, mini dachshund, underground fence: HI CYNDI DOMINANCE, DOMINANCE. THIS IS WHAT CAUSES DOGS TO GO NUTS. IT IS UP TO U TO STOP THIS BEHAVIOR OR PAY FOR A LAW SUIT TO PREVAIL IF A DOG COMES TOWARDS HER AND SHE ATTACKS AND INJURES IT YOUR LIABLE, SORRY HONEY BUT U WILL PAY AND BIG TIME ALSO....

German Shepherds: agressive towards other dog, girl dogs, body posture
girl dogs, body posture, shock collar: HI GAYLEEN SHE IS BEING THE ALPHA NOW AT HER AGE. BOY AND GIRL DOGS SHOULD NOT FIGHT. GET A SPRAY BOTTLE PUT WATER AND SOME VINEGAR IN IT AND SPRAY HER IN THE FACE WHEN SHE DOES THIS AND SAY A LOUD FIRM, NO NO.! SHEPHERDS IF BRED WELL ARE HIGHLY INTELLIGENT...

German Shepherds: akc, show dogs, old mom
show dogs, old mom, pupies: Hi Shelley, Unfortunately if you don t know the owners of the parents of your dogs, you won t be able to get papers as the owners have to sign off on the papers. Also, you can t get back dated papers for the puppies either. Wish I could be of more help,...

German Shepherds: alpha dog??, female pup, raising a puppy
female pup, raising a puppy, male dogs: Hello Murray Yes, you have a real problem, but one boy and a girl will not fight or compete. Raising a puppy to fit your needs is much better than getting an adult. Find a good breeder or rescue a puppy from a shelter and you will not have this bickering...

German Shepherds: angel, sweet little angel, hanging curtains
sweet little angel, hanging curtains, walking in circles: Hi Cindy, It does sound like something traumatized her at that kennel. Was it over the 4th of July? If she was fearful of fireworks, and they locked them in (which most kennels do during the 4th because of dogs panicing over fireworks) the fireworks might...

German Shepherds: animal aggresion, ugly encounter, obedience class
ugly encounter, obedience class, natural instincts: I think it is quite obvious he is not accepting you as leader. Even if he has had obedience training and obeys standard commands, you don t have the right relationship with him. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural...

German Shepherds: When is the appropriate time to start professional training?, hip dysplagia, gsd owners
hip dysplagia, gsd owners, hip bones: Hi Lisa, Professional training will not bring out or cause HD. You did wait too long. I start them as young as 10 weeks old on the basics. You shouldn t do any jumping or serious athletics until they are a year of age due to the bones setting, but basics...

German Shepherds: ask on dog page now on here., buying a puppy, vet bills
buying a puppy, vet bills, genes: Robin The same applies, I know you hurt with a young male dying, but this disease kills and its in the genes. Go after the breeder you bought him from and get a replacement or sue them. This is not fair to u to pay for a healthy pet and pay huge vet bills...

German Shepherds: Baby and GSD, month old baby, spray bottle
month old baby, spray bottle, warm regards: HI JEN GET A SPRAY BOTTLE OF WATER, PUT A TAD OF VINEGAR IN WITH IT AND WHEN HE GRABS A TOY, CATCH HIM AND SPRAY HIS FACE AND LOUDY, FIRMLY SAY NO MORE TOYS.! AFTER A FEW TIMES OF THIS, I THINK HE WILL LET HER TOYS ALONE AND GO TO HIS BOX IN THE CORNER OF...

German Shepherds: Barking problem with 6 mos. old shepherd., white vinegar, shock collar
white vinegar, shock collar, straight water: Hi Nancy, Try using a spray bottle filled with water and spray her in the face everytime she barks. Each time you do, tell her no . Have several spray bottles around the house so that you can grab them quick and correct the dog quickly. If straight water...

German Shepherds: Barking, excessive barking, pack leader
excessive barking, pack leader, needing attention: Dogs bark for many reasons, they bark in response outside stimulus or just because they are bored and want attention, any attention. Excessive barking is often attention-seeking behavior. Dogs needing attention will bark even if the consequences are...

German Shepherds: BEHAVIOR PROBLEM, wheel chairs, time and patience
wheel chairs, time and patience, old folks homes: Hubert, Take the dog on a leash and quietly walk her, talking to her to gain her trust and faith in you. Walk her in a park with kids, noise, sit down and let her watch this. Do this for a week or more. Pet and praise her alot so she gains strength in...

German Shepherds: Becoming a breeder/ trainer, family dog training, german lineage
family dog training, german lineage, million different ways: Hi Elizabeth, There is no place to get certified, it is best to apprentice with someone who is heavily into the dog world and can teach you all the ins & outs of the business. Training for police departments takes a lot of experience working with dogs and...

German Shepherds: Behavior, malteese, walking in circles
malteese, walking in circles, poddle: Hi Mike If the larger dog wants to truly make a kill on a smaller one it goes straight for the stomach, couple bites and its over. People get the wrong conception of going for the neck, but they could, one snap of a swing of its powerful neck as my male...

German Shepherds: Behavior - 15 mo. old German Shepherd, puppy behavior, problem dogs
puppy behavior, problem dogs, shock collars: HI PAT GET A SPRAY BOTTLE FILL WITH WATER AND LITTLE VINEGAR, SPRAY INTO HIS EYES WHEN HE DOES THIS. SAY A FIRM LOUD NO WHILE DOING SO. OR, USE THE KICK IN THE CHEST HARD METHOD WITH A FIRM LOUD NO JUMP. IF ALL ELSE FAILS, GET A SHOCK COLLAR AND REMOTE,...

German Shepherds: Behavior, german shepard mix, sweetest thing in the world
german shepard mix, sweetest thing in the world, aggression problem: Hi Yer, Unfortunately since he is 17 months old, and you aren t sure what he is mixed with, odds are you won t be able to correct the animal aggression problem. If he hasn t had any obedience training, I would recommend signing him up so that you can at...

German Shepherds: Behavior Change in our dog, german sheperd, going to the bathroom
german sheperd, going to the bathroom, great dog: Hi Elizabeth, What kind of training has your dog had? Also, has something changed in your household (someone move in or out, new animals) anything different? Normally a dog will change his behavior when something has changed in their environment to upset...

German Shepherds: Behavior Issues!, male german shepherd, natural instincts
male german shepherd, natural instincts, best buddies: I think the only chance to straighten this out is to neuter him, and perhaps the Pug too. The Pug maybe showing aggressive signs you don t know to look for such as a stiff legged posture, holding his head high, eye contact, etc. You also need to show leadership...

German Shepherds: Behavior Problems, cross bridges, neighbor boy
cross bridges, neighbor boy, shock collars: Hello Scott She has become very territoral. Are you socializing this dog daily with dogs, people, kids? IF not, better start to take walks to the parks, playgrounds, streets, etc. Cross bridges if there are any. Play in water with others, expose this...

German Shepherds: Behavior/Training, obedience training, female fighting
obedience training, female fighting, behavior training: Hi Kathryn It is never too late for obedience training and this is what the male especially needs. He also needs a firm hand, somebody to be his Leader and Boss to train him right from wrong. I have never heard of male and female fighting, he should not...

German Shepherds: Behavior, landlord, puppy
landlord, puppy, boss: hI kIM The dog misses his family after having him from a puppy and u feel u can fix this by taking him back. He is being his own boss, doing things to aggreviate and make her angry for he is not happy there. This breed I raise also is highly intelligent...

German Shepherds: Behavioral Change, combustion products, shepard mix
combustion products, shepard mix, odd question: At 6 years her personality should be mature and stable. Your pregnancy will affect her, but I don t see it causing the fireplace problem. I guess the fireplace could make a noise or leak combustion products you aren t aware of. A physical is always good...

German Shepherds: Behaviour change in German Shepherd, natural pain reliever, obedience training
natural pain reliever, obedience training, wooden fence: Helen Has his hips been xrayed, this could be the onset of Hip Displaia. Instead of the downers, he should be taking glclosemine, spelling is wrong, but it is a natural pain reliever. Pain could be pushin him over the edge so the speak. He is the age it...

German Shepherds: Behaviour changes, urination problem, urine infection
urination problem, urine infection, behaviour changes: Hi Ben, It sounds like he may be leaking a little. His bladder may be getting full at night, and because it is night time he is fully relaxed so he can t hold all of it through the night. You see this sometimes in older dogs mostly where they sleep. They...

German Shepherds: Behaviours, aggression in dogs, wire crates
aggression in dogs, wire crates, lack of exercise: I just started responding to questions in this category today and noted your unanswered question. I hope my answer is not too late. Chewing is a problem that can be solved. Dogs love to chew and need something to chew on that is healthy and good for them....

German Shepherds: Biting, german shepard puppy, pointer finger
german shepard puppy, pointer finger, pack of dogs: BROOKE GRAB A HUNK OF HAIR ON THE BACK OF THE NECK HARD AND SHAKE IT AND LOUDLY SAY, NO NO STOP NOW! MEAN IT AND NEXT TIME GRAB IT HARD AND SHAKE IT HARD UNTIL THE PUPS STOPS THIS AND IT WILL IF YOUR PERSISITANT. I HAVE HAD TO DO THIS WITH MY HIGH DRIVE...

German Shepherds: Biting, adult weight, medium sized dogs, brewers yeast
medium sized dogs, brewers yeast, shiny coats: Hello Samantha, You did not tell me the age now of the dog u adopted??? This cross will take alot of firm hand on raising into a super adult. Firm in commands and giving alot of love at the right times, and firmness in giving loud commands of NO. Weight...

German Shepherds: Biting Dog, elbow area, obedience class
elbow area, obedience class, shock collar: This is a severe problem that must be remedied soon. Did you go ahead with the private lessons? I don t think the shock collar is the answer, but I think you need more help that over the net. I think your only hope is a good private trainer or behaviorist....

German Shepherds: Biting, puppy nipping, fur coats
puppy nipping, fur coats, pant leg: Hi Jade Take hold of a handful of hair on each side of her face below the ears, shake her head back and forth and say loudly and firmly, NO NO. Mean it, u must get in charge for puppies can get outta hand and take over the household if left go with puppy...

German Shepherds: Blood in urine, blood in urine, urinary infection
blood in urine, urinary infection, moring: Hi, Did the dogs tie when they bred (get stuck together)? If so, it is a good possiblity it is from breeding. I would keep an eye on him and just make sure that after she leaves that he no longer has any blood around, Otherwise, you could take him into...

German Shepherds: Bonine for dogs, pain killers, bonine
pain killers, bonine, yorkshire terrier: I can t say. I think most foods and drugs that are safe for people, are safe for dogs, but some aren t. A good example are the new pain killers acetophen and Ibroprofen. Safer than aspirin for people, but deadly to dogs. Also grapes, raisins, chocolate,...

German Shepherds: Border Collie/German Shepherd, border collie, front porch
border collie, front porch, itme: If the dog is being left by itself most of the day, I doubt there is much to you can do. Not being a professional, I don t have to come up with an answer. Some of them s answer for this is a 3 hour walk every day leaving the dog too tired for such. You...

German Shepherds: BREEDING, fertile cycle, brother and sister
fertile cycle, brother and sister, german shepherd: Any male dog will mate with any female dog in her fertile cycle and produce puppies. The more closely related, the more it concentrates the genes. Breeding a brother and sister greatly increases the chance of the puppies having recessive defects. It also...

German Shepherds: BREEDING, artificial insemination, heat cycle
artificial insemination, heat cycle, vulva: Dear Becky, A dog s heat cycle breaks done into 3 segments basically. The 1st 7-10 days, they tend to bleed heavier and will not accept a male, the 2nd 7-10 day segment their vulva will swell and they will be willing to accept a male. The last segment also...

German Shepherds: When to Breed Shepherds, kidney infection, thyroid disorders
kidney infection, thyroid disorders, akc papers: Hi Audrey, Here are the answers to your questions and some advice. How old does a female have to or need to be before breeding? At least 2 years of age. She needs to have her hips x-rayed, and tested for various diseases that she can pass on to her puppies,...

German Shepherds: Breeders, genetic faults, gsd puppy
genetic faults, gsd puppy, german sheperd breeders: Hi Michael, Unfortunately I live in the west so do not know of any good breeders back east. What you want to look for is one who will give you at least a year guarantee for health problems & genetic faults and a two year guarantee on the hips. You also want...

German Shepherds: Breeding., hip dysplasia, first hope
hip dysplasia, first hope, german sheperd: Hi, First you want to wait until he is at least a year as you want him fully grown before using him for stud. Also, you would want to have his hips x-rayed before you breed to make sure he doesn t have hip dysplasia as that will be passed on to his offspring....

German Shepherds: Breeding?, whelping box, heat cycle
whelping box, heat cycle, litters: Darrell, I breed late into the heat cycle as I feel more folicles fall and I get more uniformed litters. I had highly nice litters in Jan of this year and hope for more like them It takes some 63 days to whlep puppies have a whelping box ready privately...

German Shepherds: Breeding, calcium depletion, 2 females
calcium depletion, 2 females, heat cycle: Hi Sue, First, you shouldn t breed GSDs until they are at least two years of age as the bones are not completely set and it can do damage to her hips. Also due to the young age, calcium depletion is a big risk in breeding younger than 2. Females come into...

German Shepherds: Breeding, odd question, couple days
odd question, couple days, sperm: Hi, yes it does need to go in, and then they need to tie before she can get pregnant. Sometimes you can hold her while he does his business. If this is his or her first time, you ll want to hold them anyway because once they tie, either one can panic and...

German Shepherds: Breeding, genetic faults, long term health
genetic faults, long term health, puppy mill: Breeding dogs is very serious. Anyone who breeds a dog is responsible for bringing a new life into the world and is essentially responsible for those pups for life. Is your dog a registered purebred purchased from a reputable breeder. If so, why not purchase...

German Shepherds: Breeding Age, female german shepherd, life of riley
female german shepherd, life of riley, maximum age: Hi Blondie Two years old as the hips must be OFA certified before breeding and it must be 2 years old. U can of course spend money and have premlims done to see if any HD shows in them to breeder a bitch earlier if she is matured to do so? Pick a stud dog...

German Shepherds: Breeding the Bitch?, whelp, vets
whelp, vets, puppies: Mark I breed late like the 14 and 16 day of heat after first day of blood. I have bred one bitch only one time on her 16 day of heat, she took, first time she had 10 pups, last year 8. It takes 63 to 65 days to whelp or birth. I can tell on my dogs because...

German Shepherds: Breeding Female German Shepherds, german shepherds, answering questions
german shepherds, answering questions, misery: Are you aware of the problem of dogs being slaughtered for lack of homes? Quite often full blooded German shepherds? Go to www.petfinder and see how many German Shepherds in your area need homes. Then go to www.akc.org and read about responsible breeding....

German Shepherds: Breeding my German Shepard, german shepard, itter
german shepard, itter, blood count: Hi Linda Sure, you breed only from day one of first u see a drip of blood, count to day 14 and start to take her to the stud. You only breed once, skip and go to day 16, u get better larger litters this way. My secret for my stud anyhow. U never breed...

German Shepherds: Breeding a german shepard, elbow dysplasia, genetic faults
elbow dysplasia, genetic faults, hip dysplasia: Hi Diane, First you want to get your GSD tested for genetic problems like Von Wilbrahnds disease (this is a blood disease that is common in GSDs), Hip Dysplasia an elbow dysplasia (very common in GSDs) and get her eyes CERF (certified to not have any genetic...

German Shepherds: Breeding my girl, having puppies, heat cycle
having puppies, heat cycle, whelping box: Hi, a dog s heat cycle breaks done into 3 segments basically. The 1st 7-10 days, they tend to bleed heavier and will not accept a male, the 2nd 7-10 day segment their vulva will swell and they will be willing to accept a male. The last segment also will...

German Shepherds: Breeding my girl now?, adult health, adult onset
adult health, adult onset, life expectancy: Hi There It seems there are many theories on when is the best time to breed a bitch for the first time. Forty years ago my father brought home our first Boxer, along with his unique approach to breeding. He was raised on a farm and had a...

German Shepherds: Breeding her?, heat cycle, vulva
heat cycle, vulva, freaks: Hi, a dog s heat cycle breaks done into 3 segments basically. The 1st 7-10 days, they tend to bleed heavier and will not except a male, the 2nd 7-10 day segment their vulva will swell and they will be willing to except a male. The last segment also will...

German Shepherds: Brush coat German Sheperds, shiloh shepherd, great dogs
shiloh shepherd, great dogs, curly tail: Hi Paula, You are correct on a couple of matters here. First off, there really is no such thing as a brush coat, they really are long coat shepherds. A lot of people call long coats, brush coats because a long coat is a fault in the German Shepherd standard....

German Shepherds: Buying a German Shepherd, agility competition, obedience class
agility competition, obedience class, litter mates: Disreguard everything else you heard from the source that said you must buy German. They have no clue about what you need. The dog guide school Iraise puppies for looked at Greman blood lines and found nothing they could use. I am not sure where they found...

German Shepherds: Buying a sheperd, invisable fence, invisible fencing
invisable fence, invisible fencing, loving companion: Hi, yes the first thing I would ask is why the breeder still has the dog. Also, I would be concerned with a lot of imprinting issues that are very important the first 4 months including socialization w/dogs, people & children, potty training and also would...

German Shepherds: bad girl, correct foot, housebreaking
correct foot, housebreaking, bowel movement: Hi Karla Try this: Hello there I would like to be advised the best and most positive way to train and start my new puppy on the correct foot so to speak? She is now a stinker, chewing all things, I do not want to spank her, so what is the right way...

German Shepherds: bad temper, bad temper, male puppy
bad temper, male puppy, pup: Ben You use positive methods to correct his and teach the pup that your boss and leader, that it is NOT. When u let a dog or pup become boss of thehouse its over. Do not take any shit from a dog. do not be mean, but be positive and teach it obedience sit,...

German Shepherds: barking, crate train, exergy
crate train, exergy, family pet: hI jOE If she it tied to a box yes she will bark and bark. If she is doing this in the home, crate train her. Play a radio, she hears things we do not. She will grow out of it if she is a family pet and exercised enough daily. If not she will be bond...

German Shepherds: barking, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, dogs and children: 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: barking!, 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: 8 Month Old - Does Not Bark At Strangers, obedience agility, boy who cried wolf
obedience agility, boy who cried wolf, protection mode: Judi, I am blessed with a dog that has an excellent temperament that does not bark at strangers also. This is actually a very good sign! Yes, you heard me right. I try to teach my dogs to like everyone I like and not to bark at strangers, other dogs,...

German Shepherds: None barking german sheperd, vocal chords, german shepherds
vocal chords, german shepherds, last winter: I never heard of a disease causing a dog not to be able to bark. I guess it could have been born with defective vocal chords. Most German Shepherds are fairly vocal. I guess she could just not bark much. If a vet hasn t looked at the problem, you might...

German Shepherds: barking, family member, boredom
family member, boredom: Hi Marley Are u exercising the dog daily alot. This breed requires alot some of larger breeds do not a daily walk is sufficient. What are u feeding the dog. Are u keeping the dog as a family member letting him/her know she/he is a family member? this...

German Shepherds: basic order, german shepherds, repetitions
german shepherds, repetitions, 5 months: I strongly disagree. When I get a puppy, I start teaching basic obedience the day I get it. They always know there basic commands by 3-4 months. They may be a little slow to obey sometimes and may not stay like an older dog would, but they know their...

German Shepherds: bathing our german shepherd, puppy breath, stinky stuff
puppy breath, stinky stuff, closet shelving: If it has a urine like smell, it is puppy breath. No amount of bathing will relieve it. The smell may for wolves to distinguish between puppy and prey. Otherwise don t bathe it until it develops a noticeable odor. I am a bit of extremist, I seldom bathe...

German Shepherds: Going to the bathroom in crate, going to the bathroom, spca
going to the bathroom, spca, bowel movement: This is a tough problem I don t have a good answer to. Exactly what goes on in those furry little heads is hard to say. Could you be convinced he is doing it deliberately to protest being crated? If so, it certainly is effective isn t it? Many experts...

German Shepherds: about my beagle, digging holes, block park
digging holes, block park, brisk walk: Hi Ashley, Keep all poop gathered up then the hold she is digging, put some poop in it and covered with some dirt, keep doing this and she will quit in time. They do not like to live in poop. Also, take her for a daily brisk walk around the block, park,...

German Shepherds: bebasia and loosing weight, hip bones, puppy food
hip bones, puppy food, german shephard: Hi Anjan, Feeding a diet high in fat & protein can help, but you have to be careful that the protein isn t too high as it can be very hard on the kidneys. I would put him on a good quality dry puppy food. Don t bother feeding canned food as that just goes...

German Shepherds: becoming a breeder, quality dogs, breeding dogs
quality dogs, breeding dogs, service dogs: Breeding quality dogs of any type is a very tough challenge. It is also a very specialized area. You need to do far more than ask a few questions here. I don t spend much time checking on the other people here, but from what I have seen, I doubt if any...

German Shepherds: becoming the leader, male german shepherd, obedience lessons
male german shepherd, obedience lessons, obedience trainer: Obedience lessons should help. The eye contact can be a powerful tool. Check http://www.dogbreedinfo.com./topdogrules.htm he still should be young enough for some of this: Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently put your hands around...

German Shepherds: behavior, gararge, soup bone
gararge, soup bone, open cage: hi joe ok, this is most likely why she was up for adoption, she has seperation anxiety from her loved ones she bonds to, she does not know right from wrong when u leave her. She has learned to love her new family and when u leave, her spite is to destroy,...

German Shepherds: behavior, cross bridges, loyal breed
cross bridges, loyal breed, play grounds: Hi Sandra It sounds like he needs tons of socialization with people, kids, noise, comotion, dogs and all that good stuff. You must of adopted him from a shelter to be like this most likely why he was in a shelter, abused and confused, now it is time to turn...

German Shepherds: behavior, loud boom, thunder storms
loud boom, thunder storms, cross a bridge: HI KENNY HAS ANYTHING HAPPENED DIFFERENT IN THE HOME TO FRIGHTEN THE DOG LIKE A BAD STORM, LOUD BOOM, ETC? SOMETHING HAPPENED TO FRIGHTEN YOUR DOG. SO, NOW U MUST WORK ON THIS PROBLEM. PUT A T-SHIRT ON IT TO WEAR WHEN TRAINING IT TO NOT BE SO SHY OR SKIDISH....

German Shepherds: behavior, dogs and children, german sheperd
dogs and children, german sheperd, aggressive manner: Hi Chad The dog might of been just wanting to inquire about the child. It might of been hollering, or loud, so therefore a dog will walk up to a child or person that is different. Get a spray bottle of water, add a tad bit of vinegar and spray its face...

German Shepherds: behavior, face area, stoop
face area, stoop, neighbor: Nadia, Keep the dog on a leash, have neighbor or friend some to the door, keep the dog in a sit command. Have the person stoop to the dogs level and hand it a treat. If it does well, pet and praise and repeat this until it learns people are no threat. ...

German Shepherds: behavior, eye sight, stuffed toy
eye sight, stuffed toy, restroom: Hi Leslie, I have a couple of questions, first how old was she when you got her, is she spayed, and how old is the other dog? Did you get the other dog first? Also, how is her eye sight? Try throwing a stuffed toy (one that does not make noise). Can...

German Shepherds: behavior., tissue boxes, behavior problem
tissue boxes, behavior problem, german shepard: There are 2 approaches you can take, crate her or give her stronger leadership. 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...

German Shepherds: behavior of my dog, puppy bites, natural instinct
puppy bites, natural instinct, obedience class: A poorly trained dog can embarrass its owner and offend other people--or even make them feel threatened. To raise a well-behaved dog, enroll him or her in an obedience class at a young age. Here are some pointers on how to handle common dog problems. Many...

German Shepherds: behavior problem, puppy behavior, sharp teeth
puppy behavior, sharp teeth, behavior problem: In a pack or litter when puppies play with each other, they jump up on each other; nip each others ears, necks and mouths this is a very normal behavior and is a very strong inbred instinct for you pup. Puppies who have been taken away from the litter,...

German Shepherds: behavior problem? & Potty training, german shepherd mix, long time friend
german shepherd mix, long time friend, two puppies: Hello Kim Thank you for your question for me to try and solve? I have two pups I am working with one imported from Germany April 21, and one I kept finally from 13 some litters I have sold and got one slipped through the cracks to keep. A girl and boy pup...

German Shepherds: behavior problem, dogs food, behavior problem
dogs food, behavior problem, good health: Hi, this is not that unusual of a problem, believe it or not. A lot of times it is caused by boredom, lacking something in their diet that they now need and even anxiety. They do sell products over the counter that you can put in all the dogs food so that...

German Shepherds: behavior, mail carrier, separation anxiety
mail carrier, separation anxiety, yod: Your dog s days are filled with excitement, from sirens and cats outside to the much-anticipated arrival of the mail carrier. With so much going on, he naturally wants to give his opinion, so he barks. Dogs naturally bark as a way of sounding alarms. It...

German Shepherds: behaviour, aggression problems, spray bottle
aggression problems, spray bottle, mature adult: Hi, it is not that uncommon for female german shepherds to have aggression problems toward other dogs. In fact, we joke that that is why they call them bitches. Unfortunately at her age, she is a mature adult and will probably never out grow it. The only...

German Shepherds: behaviour, thyroid problems, diet foods
thyroid problems, diet foods, different foods: Hi Diana, First off, what do you do when she growls at you. Also, have you had her thyroid checked or had her checked for diabetes? A lot of GSD s have thyroid problems and hounds & GSD s are prone to diabetes which both could explain the weight problem...

German Shepherds: behaviour query, avairies, crimsafe
avairies, crimsafe, behaviour problems: Hi Erin Absolutely NOT. It was in her genes to be nastey and mean and her brain might of had a tumor on it who knows. Some of the foreign bred Shepherds are crazy totally. I also had one titled Shutzhund 1 and she was so dog agressive she attacked later...

German Shepherds: behaviour, alexiou, generaly
alexiou, generaly, playes: HI ALEXIOU U NEED TO BECOME THIS DOGS BOSS AND LEADER NOW!!!!! GET IN CHARGE AND LEARN TO USE POSITIVE TRAINING TECHNIQUES. LIKE, GRABING A HUNK OF HAIR ON THE BACK OF HIS NECK, LIFT UP AND WHILE LIFTING PINCH HARD AND SHAKE BACK AND FORTH SAYING NO MORE...

German Shepherds: the best diet, quality foods, seach
quality foods, seach, sally: SALLY WHAT I PERSONALLY SUGGEST IS TO TYPE IN YOUR SEACH THE TOP 5 OR 10 FEEDS IN YOUR AREA EASY TO BUY, PICK THE ONE YOU CANN AFFORD TO BUY AND FEED. IT PAYS TO BUY QUALITY FOODS, GOOD SUPPLEMENTS, ETC. U REALLY FEED LESS OF THE BEST. KIND REGARDS...

German Shepherds: best feed of dry kibble, nutro max, kibble
nutro max, kibble, dog foods: Hi, there are a lot of good dog foods on the market that each have their own good qualities. I prefer Nutro Max as it is a chicken, lamb & rice based food. The rice is easy on the digestive tract and the lamb is really nice for the coat. Some German Shepherds...

German Shepherds: the best feed to give my new puppy, nutro max, giant dogs
nutro max, giant dogs, puppy food: Hi, there a lot of good foods on the market, but my personal favorite is Nutro Max. It is a chicken, lamb & rice based food. It is really good on the digestive system, and also good for their coat. You should feed her the puppy food for at least one year....

German Shepherds: billy, herding dogs, german shepherds
herding dogs, german shepherds, instinct: Hi Randall, German Shepherds are herding dogs, so what triggers them to chase their tails is that they see the flash of fur out of the corner of their eye and they think it is an animal. So they start to chase it to herd it. It is a normal instinct that...

German Shepherds: birthing, inbetween, aprox
inbetween, aprox, vet: Hi Wayne, Normally it doesn t take very long between pups, but if it is the first litter it can be longer than normal because it is all new to them. If she is straining for a very long time and nothing is coming out, then you need to get her to a vet. If...

German Shepherds: birthing, having puppies, rubber gloves
having puppies, rubber gloves, iodine: Mikey, some 63 to 65 days to whelp puppies from her from first tie. get towels, scale to weigh each one, ribbons, sizzors, iodine, rubber gloves, book to log into, time of, sex of and write this all down with each pup born. Make sure all are eating well...

German Shepherds: bitches, good health, hips
good health, hips, stud: DANIEL AT TWO WHEN HIPS AND TESTS OF GOOD HEALTH HAVE BEEN CHECKED U CAN START A SEARCH OF A GOOD STUD DOG OF CHOICE OF LINES THAT MIGHT CLICK WITH YOUR FEMALE, SIZE, COLOR, ETC. RESEARCH AND FIND A MOST HONEST BREEDER OR COMPANY TO SHIP SEMEN FROZEN OR...

German Shepherds: biting, best friend in the world, american blood
best friend in the world, american blood, german lines: HI JENNIFER DO NOT RID OF YOUR MAYBE BEST FRIEND IN THE WORLD SO FAR. HE IS SCARED AND WAS JUST STARTLED WHEN YOUR NEICE PURSUED HIM IN CLEANING HIM. HE FELT CORNERED AND THEREFORE BIT AT HER, HE COULD OF DONE MUCH MORE THAN BRUISE IF HE MEANT IT THIS IS...

German Shepherds: biting, aggression problem, natural instinct
aggression problem, natural instinct, aggressive dogs: Hi, I have a couple of questions I would need answered so that I can give you the correct answer on this problem. First, how old was he when he started becoming aggressive, how old was he when you got him and can you describe (in every detail possible) what...

German Shepherds: biting, squirt gun, white vinegar
squirt gun, white vinegar, upper teeth: Hi Maria, If the water isn t working, then you need to stop walking (while he is biting), reach down and pull his upper lip down (from the sides of his mouth, as if you were trying to get him to open his mouth) and push it back up against his upper teeth...

German Shepherds: biting, german shepherd mix, white vinegar
german shepherd mix, white vinegar, feet and shoes: Hi Sarah, Start having everyone (when walking around him) carry a spray bottle filled with water. Everytime he trys to bite anything or jump up on anyone, have them spray him with water full force in the face. He is a herding dog, so what he is doing is...

German Shepherds: biting?, intestinal blockages, adult teeth
intestinal blockages, adult teeth, sturdy stuff: 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: biting, male german shepherd, obedience classes
male german shepherd, obedience classes, shock collar: Many obedience classes focus on training the dog and fail to train the owner to be top dog. Take a look at http://www.dogbreedinfo.com./topdogrules.htm You must take over as top dog working out of a book or even hiring a private trainer or dog behaviorist....

German Shepherds: my biting GS, niece and nephew, body posture
niece and nephew, body posture, spats: HI BETH WHY NOT GET A SPRAY BOTTLE OF WATER, ADD A TAD BIT OF VINEGAR TO IT. WHEN HE SPATS HIS PAWS OR GRABS CLOTHING OR BITES, SPRAY INTO THIS FACE AND HOLLER NO MORE!! ALSO, HOW I CORRECT MOST MY SHEPHERDS WHEN ANGRY WITH ONE IS GRAB A HUNK OF HAIR ON...

German Shepherds: biting and jumping, obedience training, german sheperd
obedience training, german sheperd, behavoir: Hi Margo, Your dog is the same age mentally as your two children, so she is playing with them as if they were other puppies. She needs to start obedience training so she understands where she stands in the household as far as the heirarchy of the family....

German Shepherds: biting, obedience classes, shock collar
obedience classes, shock collar, pack of dogs: HI ROSEANNE THE DOG MIGHT OF GOTTEN THE WRONG VIBES FROM THIS CHILD AND ACTED ON INSTINCTS TO PROTECT WHICH IS NORMAL FOR A GERMAN SHEPERD. HOWEVER, IT SHOULD OF BARKED NOT BITE THE CHILD. GET A SPRAY BOTTLE OF WATER, PUT LITTLE VINEGAR IN IT AND SPRAY...

German Shepherds: bititng puppy, puppy nipping, spray water
puppy nipping, spray water, muzzle: hI SHARON PUT A TAD BIT OF VINEGAR IN THE BOTTLE AND SPRAY HIS FACE EVERY TIME HE GOES TO BITE. ALSO GRAB A HUNK OF HAIR ON THE BACK OF HIS NECK, SQUEESE IT AND LIFT IT UP AND SHAKE BACK N FORTH SAYING A LOUD NO NO. BE FIRM, HAND A TOY WHEN HE DOES THIS...

German Shepherds: bloat, heart rate increases, bloated abdomen
heart rate increases, bloated abdomen, legged stance: Hello Jan Typical symptoms often include some (but not necessarily all) of the following, according to the links below. Unfortunately, from the onset of the first symptoms you have very little time (sometimes minutes, sometimes hours) to get immediate...

German Shepherds: just bought 2 german shepherds., obedience work, exercie
obedience work, exercie, german lines: Hi Michael My litter of Dec 4, 03, I had to pick for Shawn in San Diego, CA. He ask me to pick a female to show if he had time at Seiger shows and to breed later. I watched the females and narrowed my pick of two and just watched until i made a choice....

German Shepherds: getting a boxer puppy, new borns, boxer puppy
new borns, boxer puppy, good dogs: Josh, you must know by now the biggest killer of puppies is hyperthermia. I suggest u wait until spring when weather breaks sun is warm and shining, I just about lost a couple pup born on 9/25 nice sunny hot day but not 90 degrees pups new borns need so I...

German Shepherds: Can you break a german sheperds..., cartlidge, german shepherds
cartlidge, german shepherds, 7 months: Hi, German Shepherds ears go up and down until about 6-7 months of age depending on their genes. This is due to the body taking the calcium from the ears (which builds the cartlidge in the ears) and disperses it to other parts of the body that need the calcium...

German Shepherds: breaking up dog fights, pit bull rescue central, breaking stick
pit bull rescue central, breaking stick, pit bull rescue: HI JOE THANKS FOR EXPLAINING THE STICK TO ME AND I PUT IT UP ON MY FRONT PAGE OF MY SITE FOR PEOPLE TO READ IF THAT IS OK? I LIKE TO KEEP TIPS UP TO HELP PEOPLE WITH ALL NEEDS THAT OWN OR RAISE DOGS. THANKS AGAIN SO MUCH. WARM REGARDS PATT WWW.SCHREKNHAUS.CO...

German Shepherds: breed info and help with bad habit, long haired german shepherds, shiloh shepherds
long haired german shepherds, shiloh shepherds, shiloh shepherd: Hi Kitty, Shiloh shepherds are not AKC registered as they are basically long-haired german shepherds. Most all dogs roll in scents like that. There really is no way of correcting this habit. There are a lot of theories as to why dogs do this, but nothing...

German Shepherds: breeder info, von willebrands disease, hip dysplasia
von willebrands disease, hip dysplasia, health guarantees: Hi John, There are several factors to take in when deciding where to buy a shepherd from. Heritage & genetics are very big factors. Do you want a German heritage or an American heritage? As far as drive, the Germans tend to breed for more prey drive for...

German Shepherds: breeding, penn hip, x rays
penn hip, x rays, warm regards: HI TRACY DO PRILIMINARIES NOW AND IT WILL SHOW, SHE IS JUST THE RIGHT AGE ACTUALLY TO SEE HOW THE HIPS AND ELBOWS LOOK. IF THEY ARE GOING TO BE A OR A FAST NORMAL, THEN YOU CAN BREED HER OVER A YEAR OLD. THEN AT TWO YEARS HAVE ONE PENN HIP TAKEN AND THE...

German Shepherds: breeding, canadian kennel clubs, canadian kennel club
canadian kennel clubs, canadian kennel club, american kennel club: Congratulations on Your New Pup. To Assist You in raising your pup check out my help and info Sections on my website http://www.gallantshepherds/help.htm http://www.gallantshepherds/info.htm http://www.gallantshepherds/puppies.htm Before a Female...

German Shepherds: breeding, hip displasia, bitch puppy
hip displasia, bitch puppy, milk feed: HI YVONNE BEFORE BREEDING ANY DOG, U GET THE HIPS AND ELBOWS XRAYED FOR HIP DISPLASIA. IF IT SHOWS ANY SIGNS OF IT U DO NOT BREED THE ONE WITH IT. U DO NOT BREED A FEMALE UNTIL SHE IS YEAR AND HALF OLD AT LEAST, MOST WAIT UNTIL CLOSER TWO YEARS TO CERTIFY...

German Shepherds: breeding, fingers and toes, italian greyhound
fingers and toes, italian greyhound, german sheperd: Hi, I had a pug like that once, she hated any pug studs, but was in love with my italian greyhound. I use to tell everybody that she hated the fat wrinkly guys, but loved the real skinny ones. :) Did the stud try to mount her before the 9th day when she...

German Shepherds: breeding, puppy food, mommy
puppy food, mommy, puppies: I breed late into the cycle like the 14 and 16 day of heat. It takes some 63 to 65 days to whelp puppy. I start to feed mine at 3 weeks old soaked puppy food with supplements in them along with Esplilac milk replacer. Make it sloppy so they learn to chew...

German Shepherds: breeding, american kennel club, united kennel club
american kennel club, united kennel club, hip dysplasia: Hi Sharon, A breeder is basically someone who puts two dogs together and produces puppies. It has nothing to do with what papers they have or don t have. Papers just show a heritage on a dog and basically show that the breeder was responsible enough to...

German Shepherds: breeding, recessive genes, genetic faults
recessive genes, genetic faults, hip dysplasia: Hi, with shepherds there are tons of disadvantages to inbreeding brothers & sisters. Basically what happens is you are combining genes that have already been combined. A good way to put it is coping a copy. When you copy a VHS tape, copying the original...

German Shepherds: breeding, heat cycle, vulva
heat cycle, vulva, reassurance: Hi Dawn, A dog s heat cycle breaks done into 3 segments basically. The 1st 7-10 days, they tend to bleed heavier and will not accept a male, the 2nd 7-10 day segment their vulva will swell and they will be willing to accept a male. The last segment also will...

German Shepherds: breeding, breeding kennels, heat cycle
breeding kennels, heat cycle, dripping blood: Hi Mark, You can advertise locally for a dog in a local paper or get a dog magazine at a local pet store and look in the back at the classifieds for breeding kennels that are offering studs. A dog s heat cycle breaks done into 3 segments basically. The...

German Shepherds: breeding, female german shepherd, inbreeding
female german shepherd, inbreeding, dmv: I think you need to do a lot more research before breeding her again at all. You should already know the dangers of such inbreeding. Any male and female can and will breed. How many books on breeding have your read? A good start would be Successful Dog...

German Shepherds: breeding bitch, assinment, puppy food
assinment, puppy food, utures: HI AMY, I BREED MY BITCHES ONCE A YEAR, THEY HAVE TWO HEAT CYCLES OF 21 DAYS, I REST THE UTURES AND BREED ONLY ONCE. THAT IS REST ENOUGH IF YOUR A BREEDER OF DOGS. I FEED THEM PUPPY FOOD SOON AS THEY ARE BRED, GOOD SUPPLEMENTS OF FRESH FACTORS AND WORMED...

German Shepherds: breeding my female and when?, health warranty, warm regards
health warranty, warm regards, elbows: PLEASE DO NOT BREED HER UNTIL THE HIPS AND ELBOWS HAVE BEEN XRAYED AND ARE OK FOR BREEDING. THEN FIND A GOOD STUD THAT IS BETTER THAN SHE IS TO ESPECIALLY BETTER HER FAULTS. YOU WANT A GOOD LITTER OF PUPPIES FOR SELLING THAT EXCEEDES ALL. YOU WANT TO ALSO...

German Shepherds: breeding first time, genetic faults, dogs name
genetic faults, dogs name, heat cycle: Hi, First a dog shouldn t be bred until they are at least 2 years of age as they are not completely developed physically. Their first heat can be between 6-9 months of age and then should be every 6 months. A dog s heat cycle breaks done into 3 segments...

German Shepherds: breeding german sheperds, german sheperds, genetic faults
german sheperds, genetic faults, dominant genes: Hi Albert, What you are suggesting is called inbreeding, in fact yours would be technically called a father/daughter inbreeding and in GSDs, that is VERY bad. What happens is that genetically you may double up the nice dominant genes, but you also double...

German Shepherds: breeding my girl, hind end, rule of thumb
hind end, rule of thumb, optimal time: Hi, a dog s entire cycle runs about 21-30 days depending on the dog. The normal rule of thumb is that the first 7-10 days she is coming into heat, the second 7-10 days is when she is willing to accept a male, the third 7-10 days she is going out of heat and...

German Shepherds: breeding n whelping, whelp, two dogs
whelp, two dogs, iodine: HI JAMES I DO HOPE THE HIPS HAVE BEEN DONE AND A GOOD STUD WAS CHOSEN WITH GOOD HIPS BEFORE BREEDING? SHE WILL WHELP WITHIN 63 TO 65 DAYS AFTER FIRST TIE OF THE TWO DOGS. HAVE TOWELS, GLOVES, LIGHT, IODINE, SIZZORS, SCALE, RIBBONS, BOOK TO LOG ALL IN AND...

German Shepherds: breeding sheperds and how to get started, heart murmur, spay or neuter
heart murmur, spay or neuter, shutzhund: Hi Liz The price means nothing breeders that charge outradious fees cannot guarantee u how that puppy will look lik or end up like, so do not be fooled with sites and prices. I have just bought two girls from Germany of only 8 weeks old so I can raise...

German Shepherds: breeding year old shepherd, quality dogs, breeding dogs
quality dogs, breeding dogs, neuter: You seem to have left out some extremely important information. What is his OFA rating? What is hers? There are dozens of such questions that need to be answered. I frankly doubt you or the owner of the female have begun the difficult, serious work it takes...

German Shepherds: breeding, dark pigment, show dogs
dark pigment, show dogs, hip displasia: Hi Jodanna If your female is Amercian u must want show dogs to show for that is about all Amercian Shepherds lines are. Make sure the lines mix with yours, no inbreeding too close, u can line breed third generation over. Make sure of the TEMPERMENT if...

German Shepherds: bringing a new dog to the house, german shep, female pair
german shep, female pair, tangled mess: I am not sure how much good it does, but experts say to meet on neutral ground. Can t hurt. Was the incident with the St. Bernard at your home, or its? Keep both dogs on leash or have one tethered. Let them sniff each other over. Try to relax as much...

German Shepherds: buying a puppy, german shepards, buying a puppy
german shepards, buying a puppy, puppy mill: ounds like a puppy mill to me. How well would the guy do on answering these suggested questions? 1. What is the asking price of the puppies? Some breeders will ask the same for pet quality and show potential puppies. Compare prices with other breeders...

German Shepherds: CATS and pregnancy, prey drive, pregnancy question
prey drive, pregnancy question, white vinegar: Hi Mike, Question 1: use a spray bottle with water to spray her whenever she goes after the cats. At the same time, tell her no. If straight water doesn t work, add in some white vinegar. Normally a 75/25 water/vinegar combination works pretty good. ...

German Shepherds: Cages, short periods, litters
short periods, litters, pup: HI ralph By doing what u just told me u did with the pup, left the door open and try doing this and feed him in it sometimes, offer treats, put all his toys in there. Make him feel like it is his den. When u close the door, the pup could be clostophobic?...

German Shepherds: Cats, male gsd, prey drive
male gsd, prey drive, tree birds: Hi Nessan This is his prey drive, do not let this bother you. This is good and why GDS need this drive to make good working dogs to do anything in the field u choose. Mine do the same but they heelp on the leash on left side by your knee. When walking,...

German Shepherds: Changing behavior, toy poodle, invisible fence
toy poodle, invisible fence, ride bikes: Hi Anthony, You definitely have a potentially dangerous situation on your hands. Has anything changed in the dog s or your life in the past few weeks? It can be anything that may be really minor to you but very major to the dog. Since the incidences are...

German Shepherds: Chasing tail, time heidi, long periods of time
time heidi, long periods of time, squirt gun: Hi Linda, She obviously has a very strong herding instinct, that is why she is chasing her tail. You can use a spray bottle filled with water & spray her whenever she starts to chase her tail. At the same time, tell her no . You can also use a Super Soaker...

German Shepherds: Chewing Furniture, house dog, spray bottle
house dog, spray bottle, recliner: Hi Donna, This is done either for spite u left or seperation anxiety.? What I would do is confine him in the kitchen or a room with little in it, with tons of chew toys. When your going, tell him you will be back soon. They do know english if spoken to...

German Shepherds: Choosing German Sheperd as a breed, hip dysplasia, family dogs
hip dysplasia, family dogs, german sheperd: Hi Emma, GSD s make great family dogs. They are very loyal, protective when they get older and also extremely intelligent. When you get one, buy from a reputable breed who checks their stock for genetic diseases (as there are many in GSD s) and also guarantees...

German Shepherds: Choosing a German Shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppy, german shepherd dog
german shepherd puppy, german shepherd dog, energy dogs: Before purchasing a puppy there are a number of things you need to know. German Shepherds are Wonderful, Loyal, Versatile dogs. They are also high energy dogs that require a commitment of your time, education and money. Reputable, ethical breeders provide...

German Shepherds: Choosing a puppy, choosing a puppy, hip dysplasia
choosing a puppy, hip dysplasia, baby puppy: Hi Frank, When it comes to choosing a puppy, here is a list of things you should do before making the actual purchase: 1. You want to check out a lot of breeders. 2. You want to meet both parents to see that they both have a good temperment. 3. ...

German Shepherds: Choosing a puppy, fear of dogs, choosing a puppy
fear of dogs, choosing a puppy, hip dysplasia: Hi, as far as whether to get a female or male really won t make any difference when it comes to your sons fears. Females tend to be more protective of the homes when they grow up than males. They would be more of what I consider family oriented. As far...

German Shepherds: Claw, triple antibiotic ointment, hello dawn
triple antibiotic ointment, hello dawn, hard wood floors: Hi Nicole, It sounds like he has gotten an infection in his toe. If the claw is coming out, then you need to take him to the vet as the claw may need to be removed. It sounds like it got infected, he just aggravated it and made it worse. If it wasn t for...

German Shepherds: a Clingy German Shepherd, gwen bohnenkamp, german shepherd mix
gwen bohnenkamp, german shepherd mix, family dog training: One factor in the clinging could be your stress about being unemployed. Your emotions transfer to the dog. He knows you are stressed and is trying to comfort you. A good book is much better than a poor training class. Here is a list put together by...

German Shepherds: CONFUSED PLEASE HELP, german shepherd puppy, eye certification
german shepherd puppy, eye certification, mom dad: What a dog is like depends on both its breeding and early socialization. Did you have a chance to see the puppy s parents? Dogs where the mother lives in the house have the best personalities. Some kids to fondle the puppies from birth are better yet. ...

German Shepherds: OUT OF CONTROL, cooperative extension offices, obedience class
cooperative extension offices, obedience class, adult teeth: With somebody the right age in the family, 4-H dog training is a great idea. In my area, clubs form soon after the first of the year. Even many urban areas have 4-H. For info look in your phone book under government listings for extension or cooperative...

German Shepherds: Coat problems., fleas and ticks, real tick
fleas and ticks, real tick, heart guard: HI ELENA MERA DO NOT EVER BATH A GERMAN SHEPHERD. THIS IS VERY DRYING TO THEIR SKIN AND COATS. BRUSHING THE COAT AGAINST THE GROWTH AND USE A GERMAN RAKE ALSO AND DOG COMB. THEN BRUSH THE HAIR DOWN WITH THE GROWTH FOR THE FINAL STEP. U CAN ALSO PICK OUT...

German Shepherds: Conformation question, german shepherd puppy, calcium supplements
german shepherd puppy, calcium supplements, calcium levels: Hi Joseph, GSD Ears go up and down due to fluxuations in calcium levels during the first 6-8 months of life, so the ears will go up and down until about 6-8 montns. If they are not standing by 8 months, you definitely need to get them taped so they can set...

German Shepherds: Crate training a bust, monks of new skete, toy poodles
monks of new skete, toy poodles, happy puppy: Robyn Why have this poor dog if crated like this. If u cannot train her like the others find her a good home. Crates are used only for bedtime and when gone for a few hours. After trained crates are gone gone gone.; She is doing this outta spite because...

German Shepherds: Too much calcium??, large breed puppy food, premium dog foods
large breed puppy food, premium dog foods, puppy chow: Too much calcium in a PUPPY is not a good thing but given to your adult should not harm her. Calcium a concern for puppies Breeders at one time used to give calcium to puppies thinking they were promoting strong bones but this caused the bones to grow...

German Shepherds: When do we call it quits, 2 steps, search rescue
2 steps, search rescue, bowels: Hi Marc, I am sorry to hear about your dog. The general criteria is different for every person and situation, but the norm is pretty much when the quality of life is gone and basically they are just exsisting. The way I look at it with my own dogs is by...

German Shepherds: cant fetch and is scared of other dogs and people, l, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: The fear of people and other dogs maybe due to a lack of exposure to them before he was 12 weeks old. It will be more difficult to correct now. Try having people offer him a treat. It shouldn t need to be anything more than a piece of his kibble. You...

German Shepherds: care, german dogs, medium dogs
german dogs, medium dogs, brain space: HI JEN YES, SHEPHERDS SHED LIKE MOST BREEDS DO BUT IF U GO TO MY SITE AND CLICK ON SPRINGTIME AND USE FRESH FACTORS AS I DO AND ALL MY CUSTOMERS DO THEY SHED LITTLE WITH A DAILY BRUSHING. THEY ARE NOT LARGE DOGS, BUT MEDIUM DOGS OF HIGH INTELLIGENCE, ESPECIALLY...

German Shepherds: chaising chickens, prey drive, first and last time
prey drive, first and last time, shock collar: Hi Peggy Shepherds have the herding instincts to do this and yet it might kill the chickens as mine chase bunnys till they hit the fence under it. Shepherds hate small animals and do go after thenm as their PREY DRIVE. U cannot punish them for it but u...

German Shepherds: take a chance?, live births, labman
live births, labman, whelping: Usually we use the term stud or dog, stallions is more for horses. You look for a male that has proven to be a superior dog in there area you are interested. What is your female meant for, what does she do well? If you are looking for a show dog, you want...

German Shepherds: change in behavior, girl dogs, house dogs
girl dogs, house dogs, dvo: HI ONCE A MALE BECOMES THE DOMMINANT BREEDER HE MIGHT BECOME MORE AGRESSIVE. I WOULD CERTAINLY NOT KEEP THE TWO TOGETHER UNSUPERVISED TILL YOU FULLY TRUST THE SITUATION. MY MALE, GINO I WOULD NOT TRUST WITH OTHELLO AS HE IS MY DOMINANT BREEDING MALE NOW...

German Shepherds: chasing chickens, natural instincts, obedience training
natural instincts, obedience training, chases: Hi Peggy, Unfortunately your dog is following his natural instincts. He is a shepherd and they are bred to herd, so he is following his natural instincts. Obedience training will help, but you can t override instinct. You can try spraying him with a hose...

German Shepherds: chewing and scratching, doggy day care, nervous habit
doggy day care, nervous habit, bald spots: To keep a dog s skin and coat in good shape, feed a decent dry dog chow and little else, brush regularly with a soft brush, and seldom if ever bathe it. When you do, use a dog shampoo, and carefully rinse out every last bit of it. Even if their skin...

German Shepherds: chewing, chase deer, confinment
chase deer, confinment, house husband: Hi Mary The dog has found freedom is much better than confinment, so he knows find himself very bored and chews. I have had breeding males bust right through the doors to get out, one did this when no females were even in heat. He just wanted out, was...

German Shepherds: chicken, dentastix, pork sausage
dentastix, pork sausage, scrambled egg: I really have no idea why feeding chicken cause yellow stools. I do know that sudden changes in diet often lead to digestive upsets. All the chicken and eggs you are feeding could be causing most of the problems. Give your dogs digestive systems a break...

German Shepherds: choosing between a male and a femal puppy, german shepherd puppy, female puppy
german shepherd puppy, female puppy, protective ability: Hi, Female dogs are more protective than males when they get old enough to be protective. You don t want to see any protective ability until at least a year of age. Until then they are not mentally mature enough to understand about being protective. Females...

German Shepherds: choosing a puppy, gsd puppy, choosing a puppy
gsd puppy, choosing a puppy, high endurance: Hi, I am going to list your questions to make it easier to answer. 1. Long coat is just that, a long coated dog. The hair is very long and thick. Short coat is very short and close to the skin. Also thin. Plush coat is short, but sort of thick in...

German Shepherds: choosing a puppy, choosing a puppy, aggressive type
choosing a puppy, aggressive type, meet the parents: Hi, it is really hard to tell if a puppy will grow up to be aggressive or high strung, but there are a couple of different ways to look for clues as to what they will turn out to be. One thing is to try and meet the parents if at all possible. Look to see...

German Shepherds: choosing, perfect puppy, professional breeders
perfect puppy, professional breeders, xams: Hi, you should take more time when considering a puppy for the family than just this quick. You need to do a lot of research if you are planning on buying a purebred, including checking out several professional breeders, researching the good & bad about the...

German Shepherds: coat, colorado rockie, food dish
colorado rockie, food dish, personality change: Neither question is playing to my best experience and training. I am wondering if he is a little older now and spending enough more time inside, or it is is a different environment that he is in too much to develop the under coat. If he enjoys the cold swims,...

German Shepherds: coat, first pup, warm regards
first pup, warm regards, pigment: HI ROBERT A LONG COAT IS WAVY, USUALLY LESS PIGMENT ALSO IN COLOR. I HAD A LONG COAT, SHE IS ON THE LITTER PAGE WITH 3 OTHER DOGS THE PEOPLE ADOPTED FROM ME TOTALS 4. SHE IS IN FRONT LEFT. WWW.SCHREKNHAUS.COM A MEDIUM IS KINDA PLUSY, NOT LONG, NOT SHORT,...

German Shepherds: coccida, coccida, dirty soil
coccida, dirty soil, dirty environments: Hi Sid, Coccida is a parasite that comes from dirty soil, normally from ground that has had chickens or birds on it at some time. It is one of the hardest things to get out of soil. It also comes from very dirty environments (like puppy mills) but you stated...

German Shepherds: collars and leashes., poor little doggie, flat fabric
poor little doggie, flat fabric, new experiences: This is not an easy problem to solve. At 14 months, he may only get worse. It is too late for good breeding and proper early socialization. 12 weeks is the end of the time when it is easy introduce dogs to new experiences. Does he normally wear any...

German Shepherds: collars, intestinal blockages, closet shelving
intestinal blockages, closet shelving, wire rack: Never before 4 months. What does a puppy need? A crate. 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...