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German Shepherds: housebreaking adult German Shepherd, nap, puppy
German Shepherds: housebreaking adult German Shepherd, nap, puppy

German Shepherds: IBS, human grade ingredients, homemade diets
German Shepherds: IBS, human grade ingredients, homemade diets, protein sources

German Shepherds: introducing german shepherd to kittens
German Shepherds: introducing german shepherd to kittens

German Shepherds: jumping
German Shepherds: jumping

German Shepherds: how do I know if my dog is pregnant?, gsds, morning sickness
German Shepherds: how do I know if my dog is pregnant?, gsds, morning sickness, stethoscope

German Shepherds: LEASH TRAINING, orange cones, mike kelley
German Shepherds: LEASH TRAINING, orange cones, mike kelley, norwell ma

German Shepherds: Lifespan, german shepered, average life span
German Shepherds: Lifespan, german shepered, average life span, german shephard

German Shepherds: Looking at a mix breed Puppy, german shepherd, watchdog
German Shepherds: Looking at a mix breed Puppy, german shepherd, watchdog, births

German Shepherds: back legs, doctor johnson, ftworth
German Shepherds: back legs, doctor johnson, ftworth, german shepard

German Shepherds: MY little Girl Passed out of the blue, symptoms of shock, gsds
German Shepherds: MY little Girl Passed out of the blue, symptoms of shock, gsds, gsd

German Shepherds: loosing hair, german shepherds, vet
German Shepherds: loosing hair, german shepherds, vet, good luck

German Shepherds: I'm worried about my German Shepherd!!!!, hook worms, hook worm
German Shepherds: I'm worried about my German Shepherd!!!!, hook worms, hook worm, mid section

German Shepherds: mouthing, border collie, loving voice
German Shepherds: mouthing, border collie, loving voice, collie

German Shepherds: Neutering my German Shepherd, dog to dog aggression, knee jerk reaction
German Shepherds: Neutering my German Shepherd, dog to dog aggression, knee jerk reaction, responsible pet owners

German Shepherds: New German Shepherd Puppy, kv vet supply, misty dawn
German Shepherds: New German Shepherd Puppy, kv vet supply, misty dawn, kong toys

German Shepherds: New Owner - GSD Feces Eating, eukenuba, puppy formula
German Shepherds: New Owner - GSD Feces Eating, eukenuba, puppy formula, breed puppy

German Shepherds: New Pup, long haired german shepherd, shepherd mix
German Shepherds: New Pup, long haired german shepherd, shepherd mix, crate training

German Shepherds: nibbling on my children, butterfly stitches, hardest thing
German Shepherds: nibbling on my children, butterfly stitches, hardest thing, sire

German Shepherds: Overexcited Dog, negative reinforcement, spray bottle
German Shepherds: Overexcited Dog, negative reinforcement, spray bottle, rewards

German Shepherds: overweight and 10, hamburgs, befor
German Shepherds: overweight and 10, hamburgs, befor

German Shepherds: PLEASE HELP MY GERMAN SHEPHERD GAIN WEIGHT, kinds of weeds, allergy test
German Shepherds: PLEASE HELP MY GERMAN SHEPHERD GAIN WEIGHT, kinds of weeds, allergy test, chicken turkey

German Shepherds: Pool water, pup, calcium
German Shepherds: Pool water, pup, calcium, calories

German Shepherds: Problem with 9 month old German Shepherd, german shepherd dogs, shepherd dogs
German Shepherds: Problem with 9 month old German Shepherd, german shepherd dogs, shepherd dogs

German Shepherds: Puppy Biting, gsp, fascination
German Shepherds: Puppy Biting, gsp, fascination

German Shepherds: Puppy Biting children, yelp, pup
German Shepherds: Puppy Biting children, yelp, pup, jaws

German Shepherds: panting, gsd, pant
German Shepherds: panting, gsd, pant

German Shepherds: picking a breed of puppy, sheep herding dogs, best bet
German Shepherds: picking a breed of puppy, sheep herding dogs, best bet, guard dog

German Shepherds: My poor excuse for a German Shepherd, german shephards, german shephard dogs
German Shepherds: My poor excuse for a German Shepherd, german shephards, german shephard dogs, protective instincts

German Shepherds: puppy ear, left ear, gsd
German Shepherds: puppy ear, left ear, gsd, individuality

German Shepherds: raising ears w/ pups, abnormal bone growth, blood flow
German Shepherds: raising ears w/ pups, abnormal bone growth, blood flow, pup

German Shepherds: I really need this answered!!!!!!!!, distinct difference, back rub
German Shepherds: I really need this answered!!!!!!!!, distinct difference, back rub, neutering

German Shepherds: MAYBE SHE'S A DWARF.
German Shepherds: MAYBE SHE'S A DWARF.

German Shepherds: Scared White German Shepherd, ordeal, puppy
German Shepherds: Scared White German Shepherd, ordeal, puppy

German Shepherds: Shedding, hind end, silverback
German Shepherds: Shedding, hind end, silverback, lineage

German Shepherds: Shiloh Shepherd, german shepherd dog, shiloh shepherd
German Shepherds: Shiloh Shepherd, german shepherd dog, shiloh shepherd, white german shepherd

German Shepherds: SLIMY BLOOD IN STOOL, nervous stomach, bloody diarrhea
German Shepherds: SLIMY BLOOD IN STOOL, nervous stomach, bloody diarrhea, antibotics

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German Shepherds: my shepards bloodline, obedience class, police dogs
German Shepherds: my shepards bloodline, obedience class, police dogs, kuhn

German Shepherds: Fear Thunder Getting Hurt Destroying Home, extreme care, workbench
German Shepherds: Fear Thunder Getting Hurt Destroying Home, extreme care, workbench, hook

German Shepherds: shepherd, black saddle, black feet
German Shepherds: shepherd, black saddle, black feet, german police

German Shepherds: Feeding German Shepherd Great Dane Mix Puppy, german shepherd mix, breed puppy
German Shepherds: Feeding German Shepherd Great Dane Mix Puppy, german shepherd mix, breed puppy, great dane

German Shepherds: size of dog, gsd owners, consern
German Shepherds: size of dog, gsd owners, consern, hard rubber

German Shepherds: skin on front paws wore off and bleed, hunting store, strenuous activity
German Shepherds: skin on front paws wore off and bleed, hunting store, strenuous activity, pet store

German Shepherds: spaying German shepherd, heat cycle, cancer
German Shepherds: spaying German shepherd, heat cycle, cancer, risk

German Shepherds: sudden death, hole in the heart, puppy
German Shepherds: sudden death, hole in the heart, puppy

German Shepherds: Tail Chasing, chases, furniture
German Shepherds: Tail Chasing, chases, furniture, exercise

German Shepherds: Testicles, t training, dog owners
German Shepherds: Testicles, t training, dog owners, aggressiveness

German Shepherds: Training styles, pack structure, nature vs nurture debate
German Shepherds: Training styles, pack structure, nature vs nurture debate, genetic predispositions

German Shepherds: timid and scared, family pets, kimba
German Shepherds: timid and scared, family pets, kimba, demeanor

German Shepherds: toddler and puppy, aggressive behaviors, professional trainer
German Shepherds: toddler and puppy, aggressive behaviors, professional trainer, euthanized

German Shepherds: Under Weight GSD, gaining weight, gsd
German Shepherds: Under Weight GSD, gaining weight, gsd, free food

German Shepherds: Underweight German Shepherd, puppy food, science diet
German Shepherds: Underweight German Shepherd, puppy food, science diet, ribs

German Shepherds: underweight-but appears healthy, deer meat, gsd
German Shepherds: underweight-but appears healthy, deer meat, gsd

German Shepherds: vomiting, human society, german shepherd
German Shepherds: vomiting, human society, german shepherd, ellie

German Shepherds: Want to confirm the purity of breed
German Shepherds: Want to confirm the purity of breed

German Shepherds: White German Shepherds, puppy pals, white sheperd
German Shepherds: White German Shepherds, puppy pals, white sheperd, liver problems

German Shepherds: WOOPIE, scents, two cents
German Shepherds: WOOPIE, scents, two cents, caps

German Shepherds: weight issurs, loose stools, small intestine
German Shepherds: weight issurs, loose stools, small intestine, german shepherd

German Shepherds: Zimectrin for dogs, ivomec for dogs, horse wormers
German Shepherds: Zimectrin for dogs, ivomec for dogs, horse wormers, ivermec

German Shepherds: About fainting??, wet nose, jorn
wet nose, jorn, wolfhound: Hi, it sounds like your puppy might possibly have epilepsy. It is not that uncommon in German Shepherds. If you know the breeder, you might contact them and see if any of his parents, siblings etc. might have had epilepsy. As far as taking him to the vet,...

German Shepherds: fear of people in my 4month old german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppies
german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppies, gsd puppy: Some dogs stand poor care better than others. Although the importance of early socialization has been known for 40-50 years, many breeders are clueless or just don t bother. I think yours needs to rethink how many dogs she is breeding, and her obligation...

German Shepherds: fearless, german shepherd puppy, german shepherd breed
german shepherd puppy, german shepherd breed, obedience classes: He feels the need to protect you more on leash. Somehow he has this in his mind, that when he s on lead he s working . You re doing a great job, but you need to get this guy into obedience classes , at least for socialization. He must learn to realize that...

German Shepherds: feed, having a pet, google
having a pet, google, dog food: HELLO TIA I ALWAYS TYPE IN GOOGLE SEARCH THE TOP FIVE FOODS OUT AT PRESENT AND BUY WHAT MY WALLET ALLOWS. I HAVE SO MANY DOGS I MUST BUDGET, BUT YOU HAVING A PET CAN FEED THE UTMOST BEST OF FEED. IT IS ALSO GOOD TO HAVE A SUPER SUPPLEMENT TO BACK ANY...

German Shepherds: How much to feed a 1yr old gsd, puppy chow, food amounts
puppy chow, food amounts, adult food: There isn t any chart that can take into account all the variables affecting how much he needs. See http://www.puppychow.com/products/popup_body_condition.aspx for a guide to evaluating his body condition. Then adjust what you are feeding him as needed to...

German Shepherds: feed, bil jac, oil and grease
bil jac, oil and grease, gallon drums: Hi Pop, It is HORROR stories for real. I have the last two weeks been researching dog foods it is truly frightening what our dogs are eating and what we are paying thinking it is good food. One of the worse is Purina Co for picking up stored 50 gallon drums...

German Shepherds: feed?, hello dawn, dead pets
hello dawn, dead pets, dead animals: Hello Dawn The best food right now till we find better is wysong, ca natural, innova, strive frozen, bil jac frozen and chicken soup. The rest is pure junk of dead animals ground up and blended intot he food with sick dead pets on drugs our dogs get drugs...

German Shepherds: what should I feed my german shepherd bitch who needs to loose weight, premium dog foods, royalcanin
premium dog foods, royalcanin, pound bags: In general, overweight pets are the result of too many calories and too little exercise. It is NOT in the best interests of your pet to feed her senior dog food at her age. Some German shepherds can weigh over 100 lbs and their weight varies with bone...

German Shepherds: feed, digestion system, kibble
digestion system, kibble, google: DUDE THERE ARE TONS OF TOP DRY KIBBLE TO USE FOR YOUR DOG OR PUP.. TRY WHAT WORKS FOR ITS DIGESTION SYSTEM AND THEN STICK WITH IT. IF IT DOES NOT MOVE ON, TYPE IN YOUR SEARCH, PREFERABLE GOOGLE AND ASK FOR TOP FIVE DRY KIBBLE, THEN WHAT YOUR WALLET OR BANK...

German Shepherds: feeding, pup, five months
pup, five months, hot water: HI JAMES THERE ARE MANY TOP BRANDS OUT THERE, USE YOUR SEARCH TO TYPE IN TOP FIVE AND SEE WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD. FEED ACCORDING TO BAG INSTRUCTIONS, HOT WATER OVER THE FOOD. GIVE A GOOD SUPPLEMENT ALSO. VISIT SPRINGTIMEINC.COM ON THE NET FOR THE BEST ONES....

German Shepherds: feeding, puppy chow, husky mix
puppy chow, husky mix, adult formula: If you know they were eating a dry commercial puppy chow before, the best thing might be the adult formula of the same thing. Switching to an adult chow now, will slow their growth allowing more time to develop the sturdy joints they will need for a long,...

German Shepherds: feeding, tinned food, balanced diet
tinned food, balanced diet, maximum growth: The best thing to be feeding your dog now is a common brand of dry, adult dog chow and very little of anything else. The dog chows are mostly carefully formulated to be the complete and balanced diet dogs need and provide them with exactly what they need....

German Shepherds: feeding, chicken bones, garlic powder
chicken bones, garlic powder, internal organs: Hi Julie Dogs are conivores, that means they eat intestines, bones, all of another animal, etc. Dogs will happily eat the internal organs, the meat, and the bones from other animals. Yes, Shepherds love Liver, fish, chicken bones and all. But, when feeding...

German Shepherds: feeding, good dogs, horrible stuff
good dogs, horrible stuff, dog foods: Yes Wong, dog foods are mostly so bad and not fit it makes me ill to think of what to feed my good dogs. only the RAW food is safe right now in my research and some that might meet some needs are Bil Jac, Chicken Soup, Innova, and Strive a new one just been...

German Shepherds: feeding, vet visits, right medicine
vet visits, right medicine, loose stool: A German Shepherd or any other healthy 4 month old should have firm, well formed stools. Most do if you are feeding the same dry chow right along, and little else. Have you tried the concentrated, meat based chows such as Pro Plan, Iams, Eukanuba? If they...

German Shepherds: feeding, flint river ranch, diamond company
flint river ranch, diamond company, gold products: Hello I feed Bil Jac Frozen to some and others Chicken soup made by the Diamond Company a good dog food for our area so small. I order online Flint River Ranch also and some Solid Gold Products. The best I can offer u at this time u might have access...

German Shepherds: feeding, rule of thumb, rib cage
rule of thumb, rib cage, margo: Hi Margo, Twice a day feedings are fine for her age. The basic rule of thumb is that you should be able to feel her ribs but not see them. Not having to squeeze that hard, but being able to run your hands over her rib cage and just pushing slightly to feel...

German Shepherds: feeding, puppy chow, hip dysplasia
puppy chow, hip dysplasia, puppy food: No. Next time you are low on the puppy chow, pick up a bag of the adult version of the same thing, and start mixing it in so in a week he is on all adult chow. This will slow his growth allowing stronger joints to develop. The service dog schools have found...

German Shepherds: feeding 8 month old GSD, canned dog food, quality puppy
canned dog food, quality puppy, puppy food: Hi Cherry, You do need to break her off any human food at all. Some dogs will hold out for human food to the point of getting really skinny. You need to get her on a good quality puppy food (she should be on it for 2 years) and add warm water to it if she...

German Shepherds: feeding, german shepherd puppies, puppy hood
german shepherd puppies, puppy hood, raising puppies: What you need to do is get him on a dry dog chow. Switching to an adult formula at 4 months will slow his growth allowing him to develop sturdier joints giving him a longer, active life. It will not decrease his adult size, just delay it. Young Shepherds...

German Shepherds: feeding 9 month german shepard, puppy chow, hip dysplasia
puppy chow, hip dysplasia, breed puppy: No problem any time after 6 months. Continuing even a large breed puppy chow can be a problem. They are carefully formulated for the fastest possible growth. Unfortunately, that leads to excess stress on developing joints and even hip dysplasia. The biggest...

German Shepherds: feeding, lean side, morning and evening
lean side, morning and evening, 19 months: It could be you are feeding her more than she wants to eat. Young Shepherds are notorious for refusing to eat more than enough to leave them on the lean side. If this is an on going thing that has slowly gotten worse, I would just cut back a little on how...

German Shepherds: feeding the dog, bil jac, flint river ranch
bil jac, flint river ranch, best dog food: Hi Junuae, Thank you for your question. I will try and give the best advice I can but do NOT know in your country what you have available. I have been researching dog food for a month, it makes me ill what they are grinding up for them to eat and get sick....

German Shepherds: feeding our new puppy, puppy chow, adult dog food
puppy chow, adult dog food, purina one: In my standard advice to new puppy owners, I suggest sticking to what the breeder is feeding. Certainly the Purina 1 is a good choice. I have never fed it, but have had good results with both the regular Purina and Pro Plan. Many others claim it works well...

German Shepherds: feeding and weight issues and hinquaters .., protein sources, quaters
protein sources, quaters, adult size: It is quite typical for young German Shepherds to be light eaters. As long as his ribs don t show much, he is better off a little on he bony side. Pick an adult, meat based, concentrated chow and stick with it making the change over to it slowly over a week....

German Shepherds: feeding, wal marts, dog foods
wal marts, dog foods, kibble: Meg Just do not buy very cheap dog foods, like Old Roy from Wal Marts. Make sure the first ingredients name a meat, not corn fillers, etc. I use Pro Plan, that is not to say its the best, I have used Iams, Ekanuba, all are good but there is better also....

German Shepherds: two female GSD, pack leader, boot camp
pack leader, boot camp, single day: Licking is a form of submission. Your dog is showing submission to her mother after the fight. You need to estabish dominance in your home as the alpha pack leader. Go to alpha boot camp on the web for lots of suggestions and ways to make this happen. Once...

German Shepherds: female german shephard, apirin, search dogs
apirin, search dogs, hoaks: HI RICH GIVE HER GLUCSOMINE FOR PAIN ONLY, NO APIRIN AT ALL! LOOK ON MY SITE CLICK ON THE SPRINGTIME ICON AND GET SOME FRESH FACTORS, TYPE IN THE SEARCH DOGS, IT WILL COME UP. PUT FOR NOW SOME ALOE CREAM ON THE SORES, RUB IT IN. LIKE WE USE, ALOE IS HEALING....

German Shepherds: female shepherd attacking our other female, obedience classes, long walks
obedience classes, long walks, nyko: Hi Joanne This is a pack order issue.Go to Alpha Boot Camp (type into your browser) read it and use everything they say. It ll change your life and your dogs. Also exercise is absolutely crucial. If you are not walking these dogs every day. start now. Twice...

German Shepherds: females, female german shepherd, false pregnancy
female german shepherd, false pregnancy, puppy mills: We do a very poor job of educating new dog owners. She has started her reproductive cycle commonly know as heat or season. Dogs are different from humans, but still go through the cycle. Failure to educate people leads to the slaughter 10,000,000 dogs a...

German Shepherds: ferrets and a 5 year old German Shepherds, obedience class, hunting dogs
obedience class, hunting dogs, natural instincts: It is hard to say. Certainly it would be too small to be a rival. Herding dogs are usually friendlier to other species than hunting dogs or terriers. You could try it, starting out being very careful. It would be a long time if ever before you could leave...

German Shepherds: fighting females, fighting females, two females
fighting females, two females, breeding dogs: When a female is in season, you can expect almost any behavior. Most likely unbelievable attempts to get lose and go find a male. And by the way, your neutered male may mate with her, possibly causing an infection. I would keep them apart until the...

German Shepherds: finding a breeder, health guarantee, pedigree
health guarantee, pedigree, puppy: HI TEIA JUST RESEARCH THE NET FOR WHATEVER BREED YOUR LOOKING FOR, LOOK GOOD AT ANY PHOTOS, PEDIGREE, GET REFERENCES WHEN U THINK U FOUND ONE OR MORE BEFORE U SEND ANY DEPOSITS OR GET INVOLVED. READ THE WARRANTY INTO DETAIL, HEALTH GUARANTEE. REGARDS...

German Shepherds: floppy ear german shephard, ears, sleep
ears, sleep: You see very few German Shepherds whose ears aren t up. I wonder if yours is a behavior thing. Try praising him or giving him a treat when his ears are up. Perhaps even try a command, Ears up! and a treat when they go up in response to your attention...

German Shepherds: floppy ears, tear mender, puppy ears
tear mender, puppy ears, purebred german shepherd: I get a lot of questions about ears and am providing answers from two previous questions this week. Below: QUESTION Here is my dilemma if you haven t already caught the first part. My pup is already 8.5 months old, he has had his ears stand for a day...

German Shepherds: floppy ears, german shepperd, puppy chow
german shepperd, puppy chow, feeding a puppy: I don t know there is much to do except wait and make sure it is eating the proper diet. You should be feeding a puppy chow now. Switching to an adult chow for the larger breeds at 4- 6 months, slows growth and helps develop sturdier joints. Don t give calcium...

German Shepherds: follow up to wary of strangers..., hi thanks, easy solution
hi thanks, easy solution, new question: I am sorry, but by starting a new question, it makes is hard for me to refer back to the other. Recently I have been answering 10-15 questions a day here, and forget details of past questions. Likely I mentioned how you react and the need to treat people...

German Shepherds: follow-up, fleas and ticks, white shepherd
fleas and ticks, white shepherd, best of luck: HI WAYNE SORRY, JUST HAD TO ASK FOR MANY PEOPLE DO NOT REALIZE HOW SENSITIVE SOME DOGS CAN BE TO POSITIVE TRAINING METHODS. MAKE BRUSHING HER A PLEASANT TIME, TRY AND DO IT SAME TIME EACH DAY, TALK TO HER, BRUSH EASY AT FIRST. WHAT MAKES FOR LESS SHEDDING...

German Shepherds: food, puppy food, adult food
puppy food, adult food, x ray: Yes. If you read my profile, you can see I am part of the dog guide community. It is standard practice for them. They breed most of their dogs and X-ray every one at a year. Along with keeping them lean, it is a big factor in avoiding hip and other joint...

German Shepherds: food, vet check, good appetite
vet check, good appetite, dogs food: Do you mind if I answer by pasting in some material covering your questions and more? You need to know your dog. If a dog that normally has a good appetite suddenly quits eating, it needs to see a vet. Something is wrong, and the vet can tell what it is...

German Shepherds: food, flint river ranch, bil jac
flint river ranch, bil jac, cancer control: Hi Wang Right now I am feeding Wysong ordered online and sent to my home and also Chicken Soup. I have inquired about Strive made n frozen food which is about the only way to go after the research I have done on dog foods it made me totally ill doing it....

German Shepherds: four month old german shepherd puppy that is fearful of all but owner of three weeks, puppy socialization class, german shepherd puppy
puppy socialization class, german shepherd puppy, cesar milan: This has nothing to do with bloodlines and everything to do with socialization. Type alpha boot camp into your webbrowser and try to do everything they suggest. Meanwhile WALK YOUR DOG daily twice daily for at least thirty minutes each time BRISKLY with puppy...

German Shepherds: frequent heat cycle/bleeding, female german shepherd, heat cycles
female german shepherd, heat cycles, heat cycle: Hi Get your dog to the vet for a check up He will likely run hormone levels to make sure baby girl is ok. It s definitely NOT normal, however probably not damaging. I d have her spayed if I were you and save all the rest of the problems associated with heat...

German Shepherds: G.Sheperd Training, helmy, bw
helmy, bw, farmers: Hi, Unfortunately at 9 yrs old, your dog is too old to do attack work as his body is not able to do the work. His mind might be willing, but the body won t be. Also, you can t train a dog if you only see him 4 days a month as all training requires constant...

German Shepherds: GERMAN SHEPARDS AND PARROTS, military macaws, german shepards
military macaws, german shepards, prey drive: That is a very specialized question, and it would be a coincidence if anybody here actually had experience with it. Most Shepherds don t have the strong prey drive some dogs do and may be OK with one. The bird may see any dog as a predator and fear it. ...

German Shepherds: GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPY NIPPING, german shepherd puppy, german shepherd pups
german shepherd puppy, german shepherd pups, puppy nipping: For access to my site or my bookstore where you will find books, dvds, vhs to assist you with understanding your dog, dog training and more, you my use the following link. http://www.gallantshepherds.com for my bookstore its http://www.gallantshepherds.com/bookstore.htm...

German Shepherds: GERMAN SHEPHERD FROM A SHELTER, prey drive, time owners
prey drive, time owners, local animal: 5 months in a shelter would create problems for many dogs, and perhaps more so for most German Shepherds. They often have a real need to bond with one person. If they have a person to bond to, then they can better interact with others. I am not sure if...

German Shepherds: Ge man Shepherd's Size, adult height, german shepherds
adult height, german shepherds, hockey stick: The height at the shoulder is a better measure of size than th eweight. At least with German Shepherds most of them are fairly lean. When I am out with my Lab, people are forever telling me about their 90-100 pound Labs. I am really afraid thay should be...

German Shepherds: Geman Shepards, rin tin tin, odd colors
rin tin tin, odd colors, gsds: Hi Laurel, Unfortunately they don t require proof of what a dog looks like to register it. Are you sure the mother wasn t a sable? There are red sables & grey sables in GSDs. That color does have blotches and not the typical saddleback Rin Tin Tin look....

German Shepherds: Genetics, hip dysplasia, miniature schnauzer
hip dysplasia, miniature schnauzer, hind legs: Hi Sandy, Hip Dysplasia runs rampant in GSDs unfortunately, and yes it is genetic. Many people breed GSDs and don t bother to check their dogs for dysplasia, which has caused the disease to be so bad in the breed. Believe me, people sell them for a lot...

German Shepherds: German male german shepard weight, rapid weight gain, puppy dogs
rapid weight gain, puppy dogs, breed puppy: Cut back on what you are feeding him and switch to an adult chow. Fast growth and rapid weight gain isn t good for a large breed puppy. Dogs are very inconsistent about how much they grow later. The vet s estimate sounds good, but could be way off either...

German Shepherds: German Shepard Breeding, heat cycle, german shepard
heat cycle, german shepard, gestation period: Hi Heather, Hi, a dog s heat cycle breaks down 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...

German Shepherds: My German Shepard has diarrhoea all the time, sensitive stomach, german shepard
sensitive stomach, german shepard, diarrhoea: Hi Dave, First, get him off the canned food. That can cause a lot of shepherds diarrhea. Shepherds can have very sensitive gastric tracts. You might try some sensitive stomach food. Pedigree makes a really good one. Just feed it to him dry, and if he...

German Shepherds: German Shepard ears, german shepard puppy, bonding glue
german shepard puppy, bonding glue, restone: Hi Carol Your puppy is at the age now of loosing the milk teeth and getting its k-9 teeth. Alot of the blood flow leaves the ears and goes to the mouth. I have a female of now 8 months, her ears are yet flopping, they stand when she wants them to. ...

German Shepherds: German Shepard eating problem, unsalted chicken broth, commercial dog food
unsalted chicken broth, commercial dog food, everyday rain: You know I have a young shepherd about the same age who is a problem eater too. One of the things you need to remember IS how smart they are. The more attention you give them about eating the more they will continue to try you. Have you tried just putting...

German Shepherds: German Shepard Puppy, german shepard puppy, doggy daycare
german shepard puppy, doggy daycare, rescue dogs: I hate to see a puppy left more than 4-5 hours. Doggy day care wouldn t be a good idea so young. Can you find a neighbor or professional dog walker to give it a mid day break? They still need a third meal until 3 months old. Perhaps you should look...

German Shepherds: German Shepard Puppy Ears, german shepard puppy, puppy ears
german shepard puppy, puppy ears, sponge roller: Hi Cindy, get a perm (sponge) roller and use it instead of the styrofoam tube. Also, you need skin glue to put the roller in. First though I would find out from the vet that did the surgery if they removed any cartlidge from the ear or stitched the skin...

German Shepherds: German Shepard Puppy, german shepard puppy, dog foods
german shepard puppy, dog foods, raw meat: HELLO S. SIMMONS NO, RAW MEAT IS OK BUT ALOT OF VITAMINS AND VEGGIES AND ALL GOOD THINGS MUST ALSO BE USED. IT IS USED LITTLE THESE DAYS BY PEOPLE AND ESPECIALLY BE BREEDERS. DOG FOODS ARE NOW SO GOOD TOP ONES ARE BETTER THAN RAW I FEEL ALONG WITH A GOOD...

German Shepherds: German Shepard Training, german shepard, workable solution
german shepard, workable solution, holes: I was thrilled when I read the instruction book that came with my Lab that it wasn t to dig holes in the yard. Later I discovered their solution was not to leave it outside unsupervised. I have yet to see a workable solution to this common problem. I have...

German Shepherds: German Shepards Ears, gsd, 5 months
gsd, 5 months, ears: Hi Linda, GSD ears go up and down from approx. 8wks to 8 months of age. If they aren t staying up on a regular basis by 6 months of age, then you will want to supplement the puppy to get the process started to help the ears. Hope this helps, Dawn ...

German Shepherds: German Shepards, resuce dogs, rescue exercises
resuce dogs, rescue exercises, hello dawn: Hi, Yes muzzling would be a big mistake. That can aggravate a dog even more and would mess them up for work. I would use a squirt bottle with water and when you load her up, squirt her when she barks. If she ignores the water, add a little white vinegar...

German Shepherds: German Sheperd, toe nails, german sheperd
toe nails, german sheperd, cindi: As any dog ages it is more prone to skin problems just as people are. I would get your dog to the vet asap to get an evaluation. GSD s tend to have some skin issues as they get older, and it may be nothing serious. However better safe than sorry :) Cind...

German Shepherds: German Sheperd Behavioral Problem, close friends, old girl
close friends, old girl, nip: Hi, First off, you really need to try and find out what happened as best you can. Even a neutered dog would react if someone leaned on something sensitive or grabbed something. Normally in a standard dog that has shown no aggressive issues at all and something...

German Shepherds: German Sheperd-buldging disks, loyal family member, bulging disks
loyal family member, bulging disks, german sheperd: Hi, Unfortunately with bulging disks I don t know of anything else you can do but make her as comfortable as possible. Are you seeing an ortho specialist? They would be the best for this situation. What is EPI? I don t recognize that abbreviation for anything....

German Shepherds: German Sheperd and Cats, little kitten, shephered
little kitten, shephered, german sheperd: Hi Sandy, The best thing to do is have a bunch of water bottles around (with water in them) where you can grab them quick, and everytime the shephered even looks cross-eyed at the old cat, squirt at his face with the water and tell him no. He will start...

German Shepherds: German Sheperd Ears, adult teeth, calcium supplement
adult teeth, calcium supplement, baby teeth: Hi Chris, Yes you should give them a calcium supplement. Between 4-6 months of age, the teeth tend to take the calcium from the ears to replace the baby teeth with adult teeth. When this happens the ears will get limpy, and can go up and down. You should...

German Shepherds: German Sheperd Ears, balanced diet, left ear
balanced diet, left ear, chow: Could be a behavior thing. It is amazing how much control they have over their ears. Not sure what to do on that. What are you feeding him? if most of his calories aren t coming from a commercial dog chow, cut out any other food. It is very difficult...

German Shepherds: German Sheperd's ear, calcium supplements, adult teeth
calcium supplements, adult teeth, foam tube: Hi, you still have plenty of time for the ears. I would get her on calcium supplements, and then when she reaches between 6-8 months old, then start worrying about supporting the ear. You can use perm curlers to support the ear, they are a lot lighter so...

German Shepherds: German Sheperd/ Golden Retriever Mix, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, german sheperd: You provide the stronger leadership it needs. 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: German Sheperd mixed with Rottweiler, closet shelving, wire rack
closet shelving, wire rack, real solution: I am sure she will be a fine dog. The more she sees of little kids before she is 12 weeks old, the better she will do with them. Just don t let them pick her up and drop her or anything. What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that...

German Shepherds: German Sheperd Puppy, h lander, puppy store
h lander, puppy store, lander wy: Hi Andy NEVER BUY A THING BUT A TOY AT A PET SHOP OR STORE............PERIOD! Do u know not that Puppy Mills supply these stores, the pups are inbred, ill health,never wormed, kept in wire cages of dirt and grim, barely fed, weaned and stunted young to sell...

German Shepherds: German Sheperd puppy ordor, puppy chow, sturdy dogs
puppy chow, sturdy dogs, stinky stuff: Several things can cause it. About the only one you would be likely to be able to fix is if she is rolling in her own feces or other stinky stuff. Even that is more likely for an older dog. Otherwise it is off to the vet. About time for her to be spayed...

German Shepherds: Our German Sheperd Reese, epileptic seizure, german sheperd
epileptic seizure, german sheperd, sweet self: Dogs that are not exposed to noise and other things between 6-12 weeks become increasing unable to tolerate it as they approach maturity at 3 years old. Go ahead and use the medication from the vet as needed. It is possible better leadership from you...

German Shepherds: German Sheperd skin problems, frontline for fleas, cement slab
frontline for fleas, cement slab, wheat allergies: Hi Sonja, It sounds like he might have food allergies. You can start trying different foods starting with one which has no wheat. A lot of dogs with wheat allergies will get little scabs all over. Basically switch over different foods checking ingredients....

German Shepherds: German Sheperds, german shepherd puppies, german sheperds
german shepherd puppies, german sheperds, white german shepherds: Hi, I answered this question before, so am sending the answers I posted earlier. Here are the answers to your questions: 1. In America that are only two types of German Shepherds, standard German Shepherds (Standard shepherds break down into two different...

German Shepherds: German Sheperds, chinese crested hairless dogs, german sheperds
chinese crested hairless dogs, german sheperds, alpha dogs: Hi Edward, The dilute color you are speaking of is a sable. Basically that is a gray sable. There is also a red sable in shepherds. As far as temperment with the little dogs, since the little dogs are older, they will keep the shepherds in line because...

German Shepherds: German Sheperds, german sheperds, laundry room
german sheperds, laundry room, gsd: Hi Alvin, You need to setup a special place for her to have pups at least two weeks before she is due in a quiet area like a closet, laundry room etc. where she wouldn t feel that she is being threatened and needs to harm the pups. Hope this helps, Daw...

German Shepherds: German Sheperds ears drooping, calcium supplement, cartlidge
calcium supplement, cartlidge, gsd: Hi Anthony, I would definitely put her on a calcium supplement right now. A GSD s ears should be standing by 8 months old. If they aren t up on their own by 6 months, then you normally put them on a calcium supplement to help get the ears to stand. It...

German Shepherds: German Sheperds and Ferrets, german sheperds, gsds
german sheperds, gsds, ferrets: Hi Joyce, This all depends on how much prey drive your GSD has. It depends on the breeding. Some GSDs have more prey drive than others, so it can be dangerous for the ferrets as the pup matures once their prey drive starts to come out. It is good if they...

German Shepherds: German Sheperds feet, spay or neuter, genetic problem
spay or neuter, genetic problem, dog spay: Johnnie, I truly have NEVER heard of having 7 toes to make it a purebred or from especially to come from Germany? Germans would not send a dog like that over to us. At least the ones I know would not. This is a genetic problem with the dog, spay or neuter...

German Shepherds: German Sheperds Heat Cycles, heat cycle, heat cycles
heat cycle, heat cycles, little investigation: Her fertile part of the cycle will be the second and third week after the bleeding started. How can you be thinking of breeding when you have done so little investigation and need to ask such a question? Do you have hip X-rays on him? Why not get him neutered...

German Shepherds: German Sheperds, chocolate lab, aggresion
chocolate lab, aggresion, german sheperd: HI KELLY THE GENES GIVE HER DRIVE TO WORK BUT NOT TO BE AGRESSIVE. SHE SHOULD OF BEEN CORRECTED AT A YOUNG AGE. MY PUPPIES WOULD NEVER ACT LIKE THIS AND THEY ARE FROM HIGH DRIVE PARENTS OF THE WORKING LINES FROM GERMANY. WHEN SHE STARTS FOR A DOG, GRAB...

German Shepherds: German Shephard having accidents in the house, vet appointment, german shephard
vet appointment, german shephard, heat cycles: My next step would be a vet appointment. She could have picked up some sort of an infection while she was in heat. All the more likely if she was allowed to swim or given a bath before it was all over. May I ask why you haven t had her spayed? Let...

German Shepherds: German Shephard Coloring, color variations, black parents
color variations, black parents, clermont florida: All German Shepherds are born a solid black and slowly develop other colors perhaps even into their second year. As a adult, they can retain their solid black, turn completely white, or anything inbetween including largely brown. Most of the ones I see in...

German Shepherds: German Shephard Dog, 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: German Shephard puppy ear fell, puppy chow, german shephard puppy
puppy chow, german shephard puppy, excess calcium: I wouldn t switch him to any puppy chow now. They are all formulated for maximum growth resulting in a dog growing faster than its joints develop. I would choose one of the common meat based concentrated adult chows such as Pro Plan, Aims, or even the Eukanuba....

German Shepherds: German Shephards, german shephards, walmart
german shephards, walmart, wooton: Hi Jennifer, What he is doing is normal unless the bleeding is profuse. Giving him plenty of chew toys helps. You can go to WalMart and get really cheap soft toys that he can destroy for about 98 cents. They are really soft and probably won t last that...

German Shepherds: German Shepher pup chewing furniture, german shepher, wal marts
german shepher, wal marts, soup bone: HELLO RUSS, KEEP THE DOG IN ONE ROOM WHEN GONE OR A CRATE. CRATE TRAINING IS GOOD FOR DOGS AND WHEN AT HOME LET THE DOOR OPEN SO IT GOES IN AS ITS DEN. THEY LEARN TO LOVE A CRATE IF NOT OVERUSED AND USED FOR PUNISHMENT. GET ONE LARGE ENOUGH FOR THE DOG TO...

German Shepherds: My German Shepherd, cooperative extension offices, obedience class
cooperative extension offices, obedience class, canine club: At 7 months the males are maturing and often very full of themselves. It is best to neuter all but a select few that may prove worthy of being breeding stock. You need to restructure your relationship with him. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd, conventional fence, electric fence
conventional fence, electric fence, long walks: I have my fence lined with flagstone. It was dirt cheap, but a lot of work hauling the rock from the quarry myself. Paving stones would be less work, but more expensive. The chain is quite secure, and I see no problem with it for a dog that isn t much...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd-, obedience class, dogs head
obedience class, dogs head, natural instincts: Is he neutered? If not, do so. It is no cure all, but helps many behavior 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...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd, prey drive, obedience training
prey drive, obedience training, aggressive dogs: Hi Jim, First off if the parents have aggression in them, then some of your problem is going to be genetic and you will not be able to change it. You stated that a neighbor owns one of the siblings and it is not as aggrssive, so I am assuming it is still...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd, mid fifties, beautiful female
mid fifties, beautiful female, pluses: Congratulations!! I m so glad she s fitting in well. Do take her to obedience classes and be sure and walk her every day. You might want to use a halti to give you a bit more control due to the other dog aggression. Obedience classes will help hugely. Being...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd - 8 mon old, anal glands, obedience class
anal glands, obedience class, father s day gift: Hi Barbara Part of your dog s problem is definitely lack of exercise. He needs it pretty desperately. Is there no way you can walk him a couple of times a day? How about hiring a local teen as a dog walker? Or purchasing a treadmill? Once they learn to use...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Aggression towards people/dogs, male german shepherd, protective ability
male german shepherd, protective ability, obedience training: Hi Sharon, First off, a dog starts to show their natural protective ability at approx. a year to a year and a half in age, so some of what you are seeing towards humans is just his natural ability coming through. Getting him in obedience training will help...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Aggression, 5 gallon water bottles, foster care system
5 gallon water bottles, foster care system, obedience training: Hi Elvia, You have what is termed in the industry as a displaced dog. Compare him to a kid who has gone through the foster care system in this country and you can imagine what his mentality is and why he doesn t trust people. It takes a normal dog 4 weeks...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd agression towards men, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Likely you are right about the past bad experience although it could be just a lack of men in the past. Work at having men she doesn t know give her treats. Enroll in a obedience class. Discuss the problem with the instructor first. The key to most behavior...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd agression, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Where was the Shepherd before you got it? Was it still with its litter? Dogs that are removed from their mother and litter before 6 week sometimes have trouble socializing with other dogs. Give it good leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching...

German Shepherds: Dominant Territorial Aggressive Behavior, aggression problem, owner education
aggression problem, owner education, energy 5: Jes, I know it is very difficult when you have a dog that just seems to do the opposite of what you want him to do. In reading your letter I noted a few areas that need work 1. Your dog is possessive aggressive around articles; 2. He thinks He s...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd/Border Collie, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, obedience training: This is a difficult question. Have you discussed it with the vet? How long do you leave him in the crate, and does he always do it even if in the crate for less time? When all else fails, try obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd never barks-ever, intact male, many good reasons
intact male, many good reasons, month and a half: Typically Shepherds are fairly vocal, often more whining and howling than barking. Some dogs are much quieter. My Lab Holly has never learned to bark to let me know she wants in. It is a wonder she didn t freeze last winter when I would let her out and...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd behavior, neighborhood girl, german shephard
neighborhood girl, german shephard, great relationship: Dog s personalities aren t mature until 3 years. As they mature, they take on more and more responsibility for protection of the pack. If he wasn t exposed to children much before he was 12 weeks old, he may not be comfortable around them. You could try...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd behaviour, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, barking dogs: 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: German Shepherd breeding cycle, heat cycle, vulva
heat cycle, vulva, german shepherd: Hi, A dog comes into heat normally every 6 months. A dog s heat cycle breaks done into 3 segments basically once they do come into heat. 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...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd's and Cats, german shepherd dogs, energy dogs
german shepherd dogs, energy dogs, versatile dogs: A German Shepherd can absolutely be a good Companion to a Cat. I know many german shepherd owners who also have cats and they have very good relationships. The thing that determines how well a cat will get along with a dog or vice versa is age of each...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Dog, german shepherd dog, aggression in dogs
german shepherd dog, aggression in dogs, male german shepherd: 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 your dog doing now. Your dog is or was aggressive for many reasons not just one. Aggression in dogs comes...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Ears, puppy chow, dry dog foods
puppy chow, dry dog foods, feeding a puppy: How much information do the people saying use supplements have? I am only repeating what I have been told. By whom? I prepared this for diets in general, but it applies here too. Suppose you knew a breeder that bred hundreds of dogs a year, mostly Labs,...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Ears, german shepherd puppy, long haired german shepherd
german shepherd puppy, long haired german shepherd, calcium supplements: I have never seen any evidence one way or the other that the taping and gluing does any good. You might talk to your vet about surgery. What is he eating? The overly rich puppy chows are counterproductive and calcium supplements are worse yet as far as...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd's Ears, male german shepherd, adult dog food
male german shepherd, adult dog food, rule of thumb: I get asked many questions about ears. The General Rule of Thumb is if you have seen your pups ears up they will go up. If you have never seen them up by 5 months they may need help standing by gluing or taping. German Shepherd ears tend to go up and down...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Ears, diet supplements, rich diet
diet supplements, rich diet, german shepherd: I am afraid I can t help on that. I also question how much good holding the ears up does. Nearly all Shepherds ears eventually stand up on their own. I would be very carefully about calcium injections or diet supplements for a Shepherd before it is a year...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd ears, eared dogs, elizabethan collar
eared dogs, elizabethan collar, medical tape: It s normal for a pup his age and size for the ears to come up and go down. Teething etc will make them do so. IF you want to wrap his ears you can it won t hurt him. The EASY way is to put a tampax in each ear and wrap medical tape around each ear. Make sure...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd ears, body heat, dog house
body heat, dog house, german shepherd: Hi Brenda, GSD ears go up and down from approx. 8wks to 8 months of age. If they aren t staying up on a regular basis by 6 months of age, then you will want to supplement the puppy to get the process started to help the ears. 8 wks is definitely too young...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Fighting with Staffy., mace spray, dogs fight
mace spray, dogs fight, leader packs: Hi Suzanne Your so correct, it will end up with death as I had a female that attacked my Boston Male fixed Terrier and killed him. She was totally nuts from Germany. Keep mace spray on hand and spray into the dogs eyes that fights. This immediately...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd/Huskie, foot privacy fence, male gsd
foot privacy fence, male gsd, neuter: Neuter him if not already. It is no cure all, but otherwise, you won t solve the problem. There is no good reason not to neuter a mixed breed, and most purebreds would be better off spay/neutered. Many obedience programs fail to teach the owner to give...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd - Karma, rear leg, alittle
rear leg, alittle, german shepherd: That is kind of a tough problem. Shepherds are not as food motivated as many dogs. I am not sure the old peanut butter in a Kong or the kibble balls where the dog roll the ball around as kibble slowly falls out will work as well. If she does respond to...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Neutering, male german shepherd, obedience class
male german shepherd, obedience class, natural instincts: There are many aspects of dog care where it is difficult to find objective, factual information. I try to limit my answers to what I do have solid information on. Much of what I know about dogs, I have learned through my volunteer work with a dog guide school....

German Shepherds: German Shepherd (nipping), 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: German Shepherd number 2, 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: German Shepherd Puppy Ears, german shepherd puppy, puppy ears
german shepherd puppy, puppy ears, presant: I get many questions about puppy ears and have therefore gathered some information about this and have written an article at http://www.gallantshepherds.com/ears.htm If you are unsure after reading the articles whether you should tape or glue I would err...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Puppy's Ears, german shepherd puppy, tear mender
german shepherd puppy, tear mender, mary poppin: Don t give him calcium supplements. Almost all of his calories should be coming from a commercial dog chow. If so, he is getting all the calcium he needs, and in the right ratio to phosphorus. Adding calcium to such a diet would only mess up the careful...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Puppy Feeding?, german shepherd puppy, puppy foods
german shepherd puppy, puppy foods, puppy feeding: HOW OFTEN TO FEED Pups at 8 weeks usually eat 4 feedings per day and gradually go to 3 feedings per day. HOW MUCH TO FEED Each dog food has different feeding requirements due to the amount of food that is absorbed by the dog. Cheaper brands usually...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Puppy Feeding, german shepherd puppy, chrondroitin sulfate
german shepherd puppy, chrondroitin sulfate, chow puppy: What ever you switch to, make it an adult chow. Puppy chow is too rich leading to excessively fast growth stressing growing joints. There is a lot more evidence that dogs do fine on lower cost chows than that they do any better on the expensive ones such...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Puppy, german shepherd puppy, adult size
german shepherd puppy, adult size, litters: Hi Deb, There is really no way to judge how big she will get except to look at her parents and estimate by their size and also if they have had any previous litters possibly seeing those siblings can give you some idea of what she will grow up to be. Hope...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Pups, german shepherd puppy, pet store puppies
german shepherd puppy, pet store puppies, german shepherd breed: I am Labman, not Patt. I wouldn t trust her. I have seen a lot of her on another site. Much of her advice is the best of the 50 s. She was caught lying many times. She doesn t like me either. In this case, she may actually be more help finding a...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppy, obedience class
german shepherd puppy, obedience class, pack members: Never give him any petting or other attention when he does it. Instead, hold your hand out upraised and follow his name in a quiet tone that sounds like you mean it with Bad dog, quiet! . Continue your attention to the other dog without interruption....

German Shepherds: German Shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppy, second pup
german shepherd puppy, second pup, male german shepherd: Nu-Vet can be used as a daily a regular daily diet supplement. Some breeders use it. It can help with energy and vitality of the dogs. A supplement should definitely be given the pregnant dogs. And With older dogs they have a supplement with all recommended...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppy, closet shelving
german shepherd puppy, closet shelving, wire rack: I think the ones that don t get strangled turn out OK. About a dozen puppies ago, I found an escape. It has worked on the 7 week old Lab we picked up Saturday. It worked with a couple of Shepherds in the past. What does a puppy need? A crate. It...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd puppy's aggressive behavior, german shepherd puppy, gwen bohnenkamp
german shepherd puppy, gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin: Get a good book and start obedience training the German Shepherd, and the Lab too. Keep sessions short at that age, only a few repetitions. You may want to find a class after they are old enough. A good book? Try The Cultural Clash by Jean Donaldson,...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd puppy's aggressive behavior, german shepherd puppy, establishing dominance
german shepherd puppy, establishing dominance, shepherd girl: Hi, It sounds like you got a very aggressive GSD (genetic wise). I would start her in training as soon as possible. You can use a spray bottle with water and spray her everytime she harasses the lab. Then tell her No . She needs to have a negative response...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd puppy ears, german shepherd puppy, puppy ears
german shepherd puppy, puppy ears, adult dog food: I get asked many questions about ears. The General Rule of Thumb is if you have seen your pups ears up they will go up. If you have never seen them up by 5 months they may need help standing by gluing or taping. German Shepherd ears tend to go up and down...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppy, male gsd
german shepherd puppy, male gsd, water dish: HI RUTH SORRY SO LATE COMPUTER PROBLEMS I THINK THE DOG SHOULD BE CRATED AT NIGHT FOR A WEEK OR SO UNTIL HE GETS OVER THIS NONSENSE. HE KNOWS HE CAN ARROUSE YOU, SO HE DOES JUST FOR ATTENTION. DOGS ARE SO SMART, ESPECIALLY THE GERMAN SHEPHERDS, THEY...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Question on Beef Bones, beef bones, obedience class
beef bones, obedience class, natural instincts: She sounds like a fine little puppy and I am happy you saved her. She does need to learn who is who. 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: German Shepherd Runt Puppy, gsd puppy, playful puppy
gsd puppy, playful puppy, nutritian: As far as I know usually dogs reach the size they are genetically programmed to reach. In the case of one that starts out as a runt, it may remain smaller than the rest of the litter. What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd and Scottish Terrier?, male german shepherd, female puppy
male german shepherd, female puppy, dogs breeds: I don t know that dogs pay much attention to other dogs breeds. Gender is very important. As long as the female is spayed, male/female is usually the least problematical combination. Better yet if the male is neutered. Doing so is a no brainer in most...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd and Scottish Terrier?, male german shepherd, cesar milan
male german shepherd, cesar milan, puppy care: Dear Ale: Sure! Why Not. They d be Cute Together. The type of dog you purchase, the breed, its sex is really up to you. The main concern as to whether or not dogs will get along is really their temperament and their environment. Your dogs should...

German Shepherds: My German Shepherd is Sick, joji, life in a small town
joji, life in a small town, hind legs: Hi Jai, If your dog has jaundice, something is wrong with his liver and he needs help asap. It will make him very lethargic and very ill. Especially if the liver is failing. You need to find another vet to run bloodwork to check the liver asap. Hope this...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd - shaving, table spoon, good shape
table spoon, good shape, cooking oil: Do you have him on a senior formula dog chow? It might keep his coat in better shape and then shed water better. You could even add a table spoon of liquid cooking oil. It is rich in the linoleic acid dogs need to keep their coat in good shape. If...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd size and coat, genetic variations, dna test
genetic variations, dna test, purebreds: It sounds like he is going to be small for a Shepherd. As for the coat, there are variations within the breed. Some Shepherds have shorter hair. You might be able to find more on this at www.akc.org Trouble is, they are too oriented toward dogs comforting...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd syndrome, hip dysplasia, gsd
hip dysplasia, gsd, genetic disorders: Hi, I have been in GSD s for over 25 years and have never heard of German Shepherd Syndrome. There are a lot of genetic disorders that affect GSD s as well as many other breeds, so not sure what they may be talking about. Wish I could be of more help, but...

German Shepherds: My German Shepherd is trying to kill his Son!, litter mates, eye certification
litter mates, eye certification, quality dogs: Get them both neutered. Nobody that had much of a female would have ever let it be bred to a dog almost 12 years old. Maybe you are very happy to have a one of Max s puppies for when he is gone, but you haven t help the excess, low quality dogs problem....

German Shepherds: German Shepherd vs Pitbull, obedience class, aggressive dogs
obedience class, aggressive dogs, german line: I would try introducing him to one in a controlled situation in a neutral place. You will need to be giving him strong leadership and showing your acceptance of the Pit Bull or other dog. You might want to attend an obedience class where you have an instructor...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd Walking, obedience class, happy puppy
obedience class, happy puppy, german shepherd: If he doesn t want to move, don t force him. Try dropping back and running past him calling Go, go, go! in an excited voice. make sure he is around strangers, little kids, traffic, and anything else he is likely to encounter later in life. Just...

German Shepherds: My German Shepherd wants to hang out at the end of my lane, female german shepherd, good old time
female german shepherd, good old time, heading down: Hi Brent, First off you should never hit your dog with anything that can be seen as a weapon in their eyes if you ever want them to protect you in the future. They can not tell a rolled up newspaper from a 2 x 4 at 6 feet away, so if someone came at you...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd whining during training class only, gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin
gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin, alum powder: It doesn t sound like your instructor is part of the current trend toward more positive methods. Have you tried holding your hand up in front of her face and saying Quiet in a firm voice? I was taught to do that with the one Shepherd I had, and it worked...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd wrecking home, cat flap, separation anxiety
cat flap, separation anxiety, opening doors: Hi Arlene, Your dog is suffering from separation anxiety. Your partner was off work during an important part of her life (during the last part of the imprinting process of her life). So now she is in a panic due to your partner leaving her. I need some...

German Shepherds: German Shepherd, german shepherd puppy, german shepard puppy
german shepherd puppy, german shepard puppy, soft ears: Kandice the pup is yet young, give him some time to seven months before getting too upset. if u did my treatment, do it again when he is six months of age. make sure u give him peanut butter , etc. keep the ear clean and hair cut away for good air flow...

German Shepherds: German Shepherds, frequent naps, guard dogs
frequent naps, guard dogs, german shepherds: A couple of variations of German Shepherds are the long haired ones, and the silver, the ones that are all gray and white. The breed standards call for the males to be 24 to 26 high at the shoulder, and the females slightly smaller. The standard calls...

German Shepherds: My German Shepherds, german shepherds, pet owner
german shepherds, pet owner, pet stores: Hi, Your youngest probably is fine, just has figured out a way to get attention. Your 2 yr old has a hot spot, and you need to start treating it before it gets worse. You need to clip the hair around it, and then put medication on it. You can purchase...

German Shepherds: German Shepherds, male german shepherd, cancer hope
male german shepherd, cancer hope, intact males: Hi Jeff, Most dog s don t get a Stud Dog mentality unless they are used a lot. As far as roaming, any intact male will roam, whether they have ever bred or not, so if he hasn t roamed by now, you ve been lucky, but I personally would not push that luck...

German Shepherds: German Shepherds, puppy chow, vet staff
puppy chow, vet staff, raising puppies: No. And I don t think many of the opinions you will read elsewhere have much to back them up. I am sure some of the things out there condemning regular dog chows come from people selling premium chows. Many people distribute dog food as a side income. ...

German Shepherds: German Shepherds, knee height, german shepherds
knee height, german shepherds, german shepherd: Hi Louise, It sounds like he may be going deaf. When a dog starts to go deaf, they tend to be more defensive and will react accordingly because nature tells them that they are in danger because they can not hear the danger coming up on them. That is what...

German Shepherds: German Shepherds, cod liver oil, spirts
cod liver oil, spirts, winter coat: What are you feeding her? Most dogs will thrive on most commercial chows. If most of her calories are coming from one, likely she is getting the nutrition she needs. If she is getting a lot of other stuff, better cut it out. It is difficult to give a dog...

German Shepherds: German Shepherds, dogs and children, family neighborhood
dogs and children, family neighborhood, draco: You are best off keeping a close eye on your dog and children. I am afraid there are many more incidents of dogs attacking when they shouldn t that failing to when they should. A large factor in this is just the presence of the dog. Many of those, that...

German Shepherds: German Shepherds "Ears", german shepherd puppy, puppy ears
german shepherd puppy, puppy ears, glue technique: You have a very normal German Shepherd. The ears go up and down a great deal when teething. You did not get a defective dog. The ears usually go up after the teeth come in. Teething is especially a issue during this time. When teething ears go up and...

German Shepherds: German Shepherds on food agression, aggression in dogs, lack of exercise
aggression in dogs, lack of exercise, food bowl: The 1 1/2 year old is aggressive with her food for most if not all of the below reasons. 1. She is Protecting her food from the other Dogs 2. She is declaring her turf 3. She has not learned to Share. 4. She has not been taught that this behavior...

German Shepherds: German Shepherds pricing, female german shepherd, service dogs
female german shepherd, service dogs, training dogs: I am afraid I can t help much. You might check the ads in the local paper or even Craig s list. Have you talked to the breeder you got her from? A good breeder may even want to make sure she goes to a good home. Nobody knows everything, and some areas...

German Shepherds: Two German Shepherds vs one, housebreaking puppies, litter mates
housebreaking puppies, litter mates, obedience training: I would say wait until he is 8-9 months old before bringing a new puppy into the house. That will give you time to have obedience training in good shape as well as housebreaking. Puppies less than 6 months apart tend to bond to each other and not the the...

German Shepherds: German Shepherds, american shepherd, fly ball
american shepherd, fly ball, german shepherds: Hi Ericka The Eastern German Shepherd, The Dutch Shepherd, American Shepherd and West German Shepherds. Males should not excede 27 tall, nor weigh from 95 to 97 pounds, not over 100, that is abese and bad lines, asking for health and hip problems with Shepherds...

German Shepherds: German Sheppard pacing and tail chasing, 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: German shepard aggression, prey drive, german sheperd
prey drive, german sheperd, german shepard: Hi Kim, At 15 months old, you will not be able to change his temperment towards other dogs. GSD s can be very aggressive towards other dogs from their own herding & prey drive in their genetics, so it doesn t necessarily mean it is from fear. I would also...

German Shepherds: German shepard ears, german shepard puppy, john rodrigues
german shepard puppy, john rodrigues, soft ears: Hi John About this age to 5 months the K-9 teeth are coming in and the Milk Teeth are dropping out. Therefore, blood supply often alot of it leaves the ears and goes to the mouth, just the procedure of getting those big teeth in. If the ears are not errect...

German Shepherds: German shepard/Labrador X, wardrobe doors, separation anxiety
wardrobe doors, separation anxiety, preferred length: I recently responded to a question about panting and am providing a copy below my response to you for your info. Just listening to you on the surface I would agree that it could be stress. The fact that your dog is following you and pacing is a sign...

German Shepherds: German shepards, german shepards, american shepherds
german shepards, american shepherds, german groups: Hello Sam I have owned American Shepherds and had nothing but health issues from them. Most of this breed is so low behind in angulation to show them that they look crippled. I went to the West Lines for a more healthy, strong, intelligent puppies....

German Shepherds: German sheperds, german sheperds, kitchen range
german sheperds, kitchen range, poodles: Yes, prolifically. I had to laugh. We once kept a Husky with a similar coat for a couple of months. Soon after he left, I had to pull the kitchen range out. Gone, but not with a trace. There was a huge pile of his hair too long and dark to be from the...

German Shepherds: German sheperds, closet shelving, wire rack
closet shelving, wire rack, real solution: Punishment is not a big part of housebreaking, and must only be done when you catch the puppy in the act. 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: German sheperds, german sheperds, cold climates
german sheperds, cold climates, human contact: Hi Ashley It depends on how they are raised into good adults if they are adults, if puppies teach them to get along with positive training methods. Huskies are alot of dog that want to work and do things so u might encounter a problem there with that breed...

German Shepherds: German shephard back legs, ace bandage, warm compresses
ace bandage, warm compresses, pain killers: He didn t do an xray when you took her in after the accident? She could have a pulled tendon or strained muscle. She could also have a green stick fracture. Try warm compresses or even a heating pad on low for a few hours to see if that helps her any.Although...

German Shepherds: German shepherd agression, puppy classes, obedience training
puppy classes, obedience training, benefit of the doubt: Neutering him was a good first step, and may make a big difference, but only after a month or 2 as the hormones already in his body wear off. Unfortunately some obedience training does very little to establish your position as top dog. Try using the techniques...

German Shepherds: German shepherd Diet, raising puppies, apparent problem
raising puppies, apparent problem, chicken and rice: I am hard put to come up with evidence that it is harmful. It would be even more difficult to come up with evidence the dog needs it. If you looked at my profile, you would have seen I dog work with dog guides. The school has far more experience with Shepherds...

German Shepherds: German shepherd pup ears, calcium supplement, gsd
calcium supplement, gsd, german shepherd: Hi Reggie, GSD ears go up and down from approx. 8wks to 8 months of age. If they aren t staying up on a regular basis by 6 months of age, then you will want to supplement the puppy with a calcium supplement to get the process started to help the ears. Hope...

German Shepherds: German shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppy, closet shelving
german shepherd puppy, closet shelving, wire rack: He may require a firm hand. 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...

German Shepherds: My German shepherd still has floppy ears, male german shepherd, floppy ears
male german shepherd, floppy ears, good answer: I doubt there is anything except surgery now, and I am not even sure it will help. Was it your vets suggestion? Many people mess around with glue and tape earlier, but I wonder if the ears would have stood up on their own without it. I don t like giving...

German Shepherds: My German shepherd, male german shepherd, obedience class
male german shepherd, obedience class, proper leadership: Getting him fixed is no cure all, but it helps with many behavior problems. It also reduced his chances of cancer later in life. You also need to be giving him proper leadership. Even if he has gone to obedience class and knows his commands, he may still...

German Shepherds: GermanShepherd Puppie?, closet shelving, dna samples
closet shelving, dna samples, dna testing: There aren t good answers to either question. DNA testing can only determine if a certain dog is a parent or close relative to it. You would need DNA samples from both parents. I think the ears often come up by 2 months, and some not until nearly a...

German Shepherds: GM size, raising puppies, nutro choice
raising puppies, nutro choice, maximum weight: I am not a doctor, but I do have extensive training and experience raising puppies. I doubt your puppy will approach his fathers size. He should already have much of his adult size. He will continue growing at least another 6 months, but very slowly. As...

German Shepherds: Great pyrenees/German Shepherd mix, german shepherd mix, puppy socialization
german shepherd mix, puppy socialization, great pyrenees: Any dog can be a good dog for children when raised and trained right. Get your dog into puppy socialization when she is old enough and into obedience training. Five weeks old is WAY too young to have been taken from mommy and is going to cause problems in...

German Shepherds: Grooming, german shepherd dog, winter coat
german shepherd dog, winter coat, groomer: I live in sort of a protected world. I have never heard of shaving a German Shepherd. It is possible he will look like that until fall when his winter coat comes in. Rather than give you guesswork, I am going to give you what I think is a reliable link,...

German Shepherds: Growling German Shepherd at night, male german shepherd, obedience class
male german shepherd, obedience class, natural instincts: I am sure this is a leadership problem. 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...

German Shepherds: Growth, doggie biscuits, cottage cheese
doggie biscuits, cottage cheese, science diet: Hello Hannah She is a small Shepherd for sure. She has reached most of her growth now only to fill out some in next six months. First of all make sure she is worm free, take to your vet a stool sample for about ten dollars they should only charge to check...

German Shepherds: Growth, puppy chow, adult dog food
puppy chow, adult dog food, genetic determination: Genetics determine dog s adult size. How rich of a diet determines how soon it reaches that size. The early switch to adult chow slows growth, giving more time to develop sturdy joints and good hips. Over weight is another big problem, but many Shepherds...

German Shepherds: Growth, german heritage, bad habit
german heritage, bad habit, canned food: Hi, your girl has gotten her full height, but won t actually finish filling out until at least 2 yrs of age. If she is of german heritage (or predominately german), she will take longer to actually fill out than if she is of american heritage. As far as...

German Shepherds: GS not eating..., long legs, family emergency
long legs, family emergency, everthing: Hi Victor, I am sorry I couldn t get to your question sooner, we had a family emergency this week so I fell behind in questions. I hope that you got him to a vet if he continued to get worse. If you need anything else, feel free to let me know. Daw...

German Shepherds: GS Heat Cycle, female german shepherd, male companionship
female german shepherd, male companionship, foot fence: Most females including the Shepherds have 2 heat cycles a year. They are a big hassle with many risks including getting loose and getting killed. Almost any behavior can be expected. Mostly they demand attention, show more interest is sniffing around anywhere...

German Shepherds: GS/Husky Mix, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, gentle technique: The dog owner as well as the dog must be trained. 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: GS mixed, intelligent animals, genetic makeup
intelligent animals, genetic makeup, husky mix: I can understand that. :) I hope it turns out well for you.. To answer your question. Since this female hasn t been in heat in two years, there s a possibility she may not come into heat at all. I d take her to the vet and have her checked to be SURE she...

German Shepherds: my GS puppy cry alot!!!, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, cry alot: Here are some more things that help with 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 for 15 seconds. Repeat until he no...

German Shepherds: GS puppy with leg injury, growth spurts, airedale terrier
growth spurts, airedale terrier, soft surfaces: Hi, I think the hard surfaces could be causing him some pain, also he is going through growth spurts, so with the weight changes, his feet will have to suffer a little to adjust to his growing. He could also be getting something called panostitous. It is...

German Shepherds: GS response to darkness, shepherd puppies, alert mode
shepherd puppies, alert mode, german shepherds: I have never heard that. The dog guide school certainly never said anything about leaving their Shepherd puppies some light at night. Shepherds are slower to cycle down than Labs. I see a lot of them in meetings, booth duty, etc. and given a chance the...

German Shepherds: GSD with 2 other small dogs, obedience class, cairn terriers
obedience class, cairn terriers, personal companion: Much of it depends on your leadership. I have a friend that has Cairns and has had several Shepherds. She is a very strong leader, not harsh, but very much in charge in a positive way. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog...

German Shepherds: GSD and AKC Registration Name, german name, registration name
german name, registration name, gsd: The easy way out is to leave it as it is. You don t have to use the name except on paper work for competition etc. We kept a top quality breeding stock dog for friends this weekend. We only knew her as Belle, I have no idea what her registered name is...

German Shepherds: GSD aggression, prey drive, obedience training
prey drive, obedience training, gsds: Hi Borislav, You need to sign him up for obedience training classes. He needs to learn commands in a progressive manner so that he can understand what you expect of him. It is a very long process, not something I can cover in just an e-mail. Is he neutered?...

German Shepherds: GSD being around each other, german shepherd, puppies
german shepherd, puppies, puppy: We frequently have puppies from 7 weeks old on up together and seldom a problem. Perhaps he was removed from his litter too soon and didn t have continuing contact with other dogs. I would supervise things, and be quick to settle the older dog when it gets...

German Shepherds: GSD BEHAVIOUR, obedience training, private trainer
obedience training, private trainer, dangerous behavior: Hi Mark, First you need to get the dog into obedience training so that he can understand where he stands in the heirarchy of the family. He is at an age that if is was in the wild he would take on the leader of the pack to be pack leader, so the behavior...

German Shepherds: GSD Bite, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, food dish: Many dog experts insist a dog and a child can never be left alone together. I am a little more moderate suggesting eventually they can be trusted together. Has he been neutered? If not, do so now. It is no cure all, but helps with many problem behaviors....

German Shepherds: GSD very bad on back legs, cortisone shots, regular periods
cortisone shots, regular periods, deficiencies of vitamins: Hi Peter, it sounds like her hips are giving out on her due to age. It is very common for GSD s hips to give out when they get older. You probably should have her taken into the vet for them to assess her hips. They might possibly be able to give her some...

German Shepherds: My GSD does not bark, konner, breed description
konner, breed description, security problem: I occasionally see questions like yours. I see far more from people wanting to know how to keep a dog from barking. Unless you feel you have a security problem, I would leave well enough alone. Labs aren t big barkers either. I don t see a problem. I...

German Shepherds: GSD behavior, slow exposure, old person
slow exposure, old person, man of the house: Hi, if she is 4 years old, and has been in a home for 2 years after being displaced before, sticking her in another home will just enhance her timidness more. She would probably make a good single companion dog for a single person as she would probably bond...

German Shepherds: GSD - bitch agression, aggression problem, spayed
aggression problem, spayed, loveable: Hi Garry, get her spayed. Getting rid of the hormones should help the aggression problem unless something else has happened to her tramautically to affect her response to other dogs. Has anything possibly happened to change her regarding her response to...

German Shepherds: GSD biting problem, gsds, spray bottle
gsds, spray bottle, answers to the questions: Hi Stephanie, When you say you know about the Alpha thing, what are you saying? What are you doing to correct him when it comes to the children? As far as other dogs, a lot of GSDs don t get along with other dogs. You probably will never be able to correct...

German Shepherds: GSD Chewing, obedience training, fly ball
obedience training, fly ball, working dog: Two of my shepherds are chewers. So I can relate to this definitely. She needs a job. She s bored. So you are on the right track. If you get her involved in something. Like obedience or fly ball so that she has an outlet for her energy and something to occupy...

German Shepherds: GSD car sickness, car sickness, dramamine
car sickness, dramamine, short trips: Hi Scott, some dogs will outgrow it. He is still very young, so you have a long way to go. Dramamine helps. Short trips at a time, and then slowly lengthen them to get him use to riding. Also, don t feed before rides and taking breaks can help too. I...

German Shepherds: GSD chasing & running off, tug toy, bad dogs
tug toy, bad dogs, backyard breeders: Hi Ryan, It sounds like you have a very dominate female, which is not uncommon in GSDs. Female GSDs tend to not get along with other dogs as they get older, especially if they are female. So she is basically already starting that behavior by wanting to...

German Shepherds: GSD colouring, puppie, german shepherds
puppie, german shepherds, pup: German Shepherds are born black. They slowly get more tan over the next few months. First it goes kinda white then tan. If the pup is quiet it could mean he s a calm puppie. Before purchasing a puppy check out the things to consider before you buy...

German Shepherds: GSD Defense Drive ? Help!, prey drive, inch gash
prey drive, inch gash, west german: This isn t an area I have that much experience in. I am not a big fan of letting a dog run loose. Perhaps think of fencing a large area of yard, and let him sleep inside. And make it a 6 high fence, otherwise he may sail right over it. If you see any...

German Shepherds: GSD EARS NOT UP AT 4 MONTHS ?, puppy ears, german shepherds
puppy ears, german shepherds, german shepherd: I wouldn t worry to much about the ears. German Shepherd ears are usually seen up at some point by approx 12 weeks. It can take longer. Quite often teething is an issue at this age and when pups are teething the ears go up and down. I have an 8 month old...

German Shepherds: GSD ears, german sheppard, left ear
german sheppard, left ear, unanswered question: Hi Nick. This is my first day answering questions in this category and I noted your unanswered question. Have Your Dog s Ears gone up now? I wouldn t worry to much about the ears. They do go up. Quite often teething is an issue at this age and when...

German Shepherds: GSD ears, canadian kennel, health record
canadian kennel, health record, border crossing: No worry! I have friends that picked up a 7 week old with erect ears. The one shepherd I raised, her ears were starting up at 7 weeks and fully up in a couple of weeks later. both puppies were part of a dog guide breeding program where sturdy hips are a...

German Shepherds: GSD ears, calcium supplements, ear problem
calcium supplements, ear problem, ear problems: Hi Gina, Unless the vet really knows GSDs, he probably won t know a lot of what to do about ears. Most vets don t deal with ear problems that much. You need to start off with the calcium, and then if by 6 months it isn t standing you need to have them supported...

German Shepherds: GSD Itching, Licking, Lameness, moderate dysplasia, nerve problem
moderate dysplasia, nerve problem, paws: Hi Robin, Normally when a dog drags their feet it is an indication of a nerve problem. You can have the vet do some intial testing on her feet to see what sensations she is actually picking up down there. She may be cutting something off as she lies down....

German Shepherds: GSD has intermittent diarrhoea, intermittent diarrhoea, pedigree dog food
intermittent diarrhoea, pedigree dog food, rawhide bones: Cut out everything except the Pedigree, no rice, no minced chicken, and above all, no rawhide or other consumable chews. Rawhide and consumable chews not only lead to digestive problems, but can cause choking or intestinal blockages. I hope you haven t been...

German Shepherds: GSD jumping on children, obedience class, there some kind
obedience class, there some kind, boot camp: She needs training. Get her into an obedience class immediately. And make sure she is getting plenty of exercise. Twice daily BRISK walks with her at heel. Several times a week make sure she runs or plays until her tongue hangs out. Type in alpha boot camp...

German Shepherds: GSD and labrador shedding, slicker brush, gsd
slicker brush, gsd, german shepherd: I would say the GSD, but Labs are terrible too. Take a look at the picture in this link, http://www.photolocker.net/images/Labman/knitanewaster.jpg You can see the red handled slicker brush in the picture. I think there is a plastic version of it called...

German Shepherds: My GSD likes to scarf his food -- HELP!, sensitive digestive system, shiny coats
sensitive digestive system, shiny coats, proper nutrients: Its no wonder your Dog Scarfs His Food! The Poor Boy! German Shepherd males should be 70-90 lbs and some weigh much more depending on bone structure. Your dog was 49 Pounds. He truly did receive a miracle by being rescued. Even though your dog is so...

German Shepherds: GSD male, 1 year old, showing aggression toward new dogs!, top dog books, obedience class
top dog books, obedience class, natural instincts: Ah, what is a good book? One person on another site always insisted any book was better than none. Here is a list of what I am sure are good books although not all of them are right for you. Here is a list put together by the professionals at a dog...

German Shepherds: GSD PUPPY DIET, large breed dogs, breed puppy
large breed dogs, breed puppy, stomach area: One problem with experts is they often fail to realize how much detail those lower on the learning curve need. My Oops! Usually I just continue feeding the same amount. The package guidelines are just a starting point. In most cases you need to...

German Shepherds: GSD Puppy Vomiting - Underweight, large breed puppy food, vet appointment
large breed puppy food, vet appointment, vomiting in dogs: The most common cause of vomiting in dogs is eating indigestible substances such as grass that irritate the lining of the stomach. Another cause of vomiting is overeating. Puppies that gobble their food and exercise immediately afterward are more likely...

German Shepherds: GSD to protective over our family, obedience class, aggressive tendencies
obedience class, aggressive tendencies, pack members: Getting her spayed should help if not already. Move quickly if not. She could be coming into season any time with all the hassles of the discharge, attempts to get loose, chances of accidental breeding, etc. The important thing is to be giving her the...

German Shepherds: my GSD pup, gsd puppy, how to raise a dog
gsd puppy, how to raise a dog, dog owner: Do Not Spoil your dog Rotten. Neutering your dog will not make him less protective. If you want your dog to protect you please consider taking him to training classes. There are many good books that teach you how to raise a dog properly and to train them...

German Shepherds: GSD puppys, puppy teeth, puppy behavior
puppy teeth, puppy behavior, double whammy: Hi Larry, That is common puppy behavior. That is the way puppies play, they knaw on each other. Unfortunately, he has puppy teeth so it hurts. Also, when they are teething it will make them want to chew more also. Another thing is that GSD s are herding...

German Shepherds: My GSD showing agression toward me, intact male, gsd
intact male, gsd, wks: Hi Peggy, Yes a dog will get suspicious of anyone with a hat, towel or anything else on their head, as it tends to disfigure a person s looks. He was probably more suspicious since he had been harassed earlier by your brother-in-law. If you just had gotten...

German Shepherds: GSD tail biting, gsd puppy, litter mates
gsd puppy, litter mates, canine parvo: He is bored. What he needs is a chance to play with other young dogs. At that age, they need to be carefully selected ones not exposed to disease carrying dogs. Talk to the breeder and see if you could work out play dates with litter mates. Do you have...

German Shepherds: GSD too thin. Mom and daughter don't get along, mom and daughter, two females
mom and daughter, two females, boiled eggs: Your concern for your thin pups a normal one. Pups can tend to look thin when growing, following the below is a good rule of thumb when concerned about weight. 1. Feed 3 - 4 times daily as required for age. Watch the pups eat so you know who is eating...

German Shepherds: GSD training on a lead, puppy socialization class, soccer balls
puppy socialization class, soccer balls, tether ball: Tire him out. Play fetch, run him until his tongue is hanging out and THEN walk him. Make sure you are walking fast enough and far enough. Have him wear a pack when you walk him. You can try a choke chain it ll give you a bit more control if you use it properly....

German Shepherds: GSD way too thin eats well, normal bowel movements, tape worm
normal bowel movements, tape worm, bowel movements: It is common for young Shepherds to refuse to eat enough to avoid being on the bony side. Your description does not match the common problem where my answer is to leave well enough alone. In general a healthy dog will eat enough to maintain good body condition....

German Shepherds: GSD won't gain weight, dry dog food, male gsd
dry dog food, male gsd, german male: This looks like a pretty decent dog food. I didn t see a mention of how many kcals it offers but it looks ok. Your dog is still young, sometimes GSD s don t put on body weight until they are a bit older than two years old. However if he were mine I d probably...

German Shepherds: Getting a GSD!, different kind of dogs, kind of dogs
different kind of dogs, kind of dogs, thyroid problems: HELLO NADIA THERE IS ALOT TO KNOW AND LOOK FOR BEFORE BUYING ANY BREED OF DOG FROM BREEDERS IN THE U.S. I IMPORT MINE FROM WEST GERMANY FROM GOOD PEOPLE AND RAISE THEM INTO ADULTS I THEN BREED. I DO NOT RECOMMEND MANY U.S. BREEDERS FOR I HAVE BEEN TAKEN...

German Shepherds: GSd weight, adult dogs, thin side
adult dogs, thin side, back bone: It is quite normal for a young GSD to be on the thin side. I would compare him to this guide, http://www.puppychow.com/products/popup_body_condition.aspx Don t worry if he is on the low end. Have you discussed his weight with your vet? If it is the dry...

German Shepherds: g.s.d., female german shepherd, light eater
female german shepherd, light eater, unbalanced diet: I don t think dogs that aren t out in the cold really develop the inner coat of a double coat. How old is your dog? It is a common problem for young Shepherds to refuse to eat enough to keep their ribs hidden. You really should talk to your vet about...

German Shepherds: how do you make a g sheperd listen?, brain space, warm regards
brain space, warm regards, german shepherd: HI SAM THE GERMAN SHEPHERD IS ONE OF THE MOST EASILY TRAINABLE DOGS ON EARTH. THEY HAVE THE LARGEST BRAIN SPACE OF ANY BREED ON EARTH. TEACH THE BASICS, SITZ, FUSS, PLATZ, HIER, BLEIB, ETC. IN US. THAT IS SIT, WALK, LAY, HERE, STAY, ETC. TEACHING POTTY...

German Shepherds: Not gaining weight and shedding lots of hair, white german shepard, adult coat
white german shepard, adult coat, lots of hair: Hi Tamara, When you deworm a dog, you have to do it twice, two weeks apart, to kill the hatching larvae. the shedding could be from the worms and/or the heat. Also, she is probably blowing what they call the puppy coat to get her official adult coat, so...

German Shepherds: general info, fatal diseases, friends friend
fatal diseases, friends friend, german shepherd: Going with the 6 month old sounds good. I don t think a male or a female make much difference. Understand that if you want it to keep its mind on protecting you, it must be fixed. There are some advantages to starting with a 7-8 week old puppy. You can...

German Shepherds: german chepard identfication number in ear?, shutzhund, german shepard
shutzhund, german shepard, colonial beach: Hi Caitlin Those are tattooes, should only be one in right ear if registered with the SV in Germany. You would have to contact them, the link is on my site, or a czech registry. If your in that country, then you would know the registry there. If you in...

German Shepherds: german Shepard claws, dew claw, avma
dew claw, avma, shepards: If you mean like a front dew claw, it is not normal. Most dogs only have 4 toenails on each back foot. As for removing it, I would see what your vet says. It may be the kind of thing that crops out occasionally even on pure breds. He could have been...

German Shepherds: german Sheperd, cooperative extension offices, obedience class
cooperative extension offices, obedience class, toe nails: Most German Shepherds have their ears up before then, but some not until about a year, or never. I would put her on a decent adult chow and hope for the best. I know too rich of a diet can mess up a dog s hips, and maybe the ears too. With somebody...

German Shepherds: german shep x staffie, german shep, small paws
german shep, small paws, cocker spaniel: Well yes and no. That is VERY small for the cross you mentioned. Most staff pups are at least fifteen pounds at that age, and GSD s are as well, and that is on the low side. You re sure of his age and parentage? Because that is more the weight of a beagle,...

German Shepherds: german shepard 18 month old bitch called leia, old bitch, grey bear
old bitch, grey bear, expierences: Hi Kieran, First, if she is getting grey that young, she probably has sable somewhere in her genetics. Grey sable is a color in GSD s and it will start to come out if they carry it as they get closer to two. She chases her tail because she is a herding...

German Shepherds: german shepard breeding, kc reg, satisfactory score
kc reg, satisfactory score, german shepard: Hi Louise, When people come to look at puppies, request that they don t go to other breeders on the same day they come to look at your puppies (at least before they look at your puppies). Explain that you want to make sure that diseases aren t being passed...

German Shepherds: german shepard brothers, german shepard puppies, intestinal blockages
german shepard puppies, intestinal blockages, closet shelving: The only specific thing to them being brothers is that they should already have sorted out who is top dog. 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...

German Shepherds: german shepard (car sickness), german shepard puppy, car sickness
german shepard puppy, car sickness, short trips: Hi Bob, yes Dramimine can work. Start off with half a pill and see how that works. If it doesn t work, go up to a whole pill. Normally it just takes getting a dog used to riding in a car which can take time. A lot of short trips is the key to it a lot...

German Shepherds: german shepard ears, pit bull mix, collie mix
pit bull mix, collie mix, cute puppies: Nine weeks old is early, but within the wide normal range. Some don t come up until even 6 months. I hope you realize you had no business letting that mating happen. If you can t control him, get him neutered. Even if you find homes for the 3 puppies,...

German Shepherds: german shepard leg callus, calluses, german shepard
calluses, german shepard, hardwood floor: If the calluses were causing pain, the dog will often lick them or give other attention. If the dog is ignoring them, maybe you should too. I would make sure he has something soft to lie on. Just checked my 13 year old lab. She had elbow calluses 3 years...

German Shepherds: german shepard (most likely mixed with lab), border collie, adult food
border collie, adult food, rich diet: Yes, switch to adult chow now. An overly rich diet can lead to too fast of growth and contribute to joint problems. 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....

German Shepherds: german shepard pup, german shepard pups, obedience class
german shepard pups, obedience class, natural instincts: How well do the other dogs eat? If they clean up their food fairly quickly, it will make it easier to keep the puppy out of it. If they don t, they may be over fed. Check this link, http://www.puppychow.com/products/popup_body_condition.aspx You may need...

German Shepherds: german shepard puppy- itching, german shepard puppy, dry flaky skin
german shepard puppy, dry flaky skin, oil substitute: Hi Pat, have you been treating her for fleas? Try flea combing her and see if any fleas are on her. Also, she may have food allergies, so you can try switching foods, staying away from grains and corn in the ingredients. Switching foods takes time in showing...

German Shepherds: german shepard rescue, german shepard rescue, way over my head
german shepard rescue, way over my head, spca: I would like to see the dog in a good home. There are so many variables, it is hard to say if yours is the right one. The crate will be a big help in housebreaking. Did you notice if the most of the dogs stools seemed to be in one corner of the kennel?...

German Shepherds: german shepard toilet training, toilet train, den area
toilet train, den area, toilet training: Hi Neil, You need to start potty training Zues. Start off at night keep him in a crate so that he will learn to control himself. After a couple of weeks of staying in a crate at night, you can expand it into leaving him in a small room, like a bathoom, laundry...

German Shepherds: german shepard weight, feeding a puppy, puppy chow
feeding a puppy, puppy chow, poor appetite: It is quite common for a young Shepherd to refuse to eat enough to be more than quite thin. As long as most of her calories are coming from a decent dry kibble, I wouldn t worry. The only thing I would suggest is switching to an adult chow if you are still...

German Shepherds: german shepard, heat cycle, german shepard
heat cycle, german shepard, vulva: Hi Mark, a dog s heat cycle breaks down 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: german shepards, prairie home companion, german shepards
prairie home companion, german shepards, joyous greeting: Garrison Keillor of A Prairie Home Companion wrote a thing about old dogs. He talked about how much more attached a dog is to its people when it is old, than when it was younger. When I read it, I remembered our one dog at about a year old. We left him...

German Shepherds: german shepards, spayed
spayed: There will be quite a bit of blood over the next few weeks. You need to take extraordinary precautions to avoid accidental breeding over the next few weeks. She will do anything she can to get loose and go find a male. It is inexcusably irresponsible of...

German Shepherds: german shepards ears, german shepards, calcium supplements
german shepards, calcium supplements, calcium supplement: Hi, touching their ears doesn t keep them from standing up, in fact if you rub them up to help make them stand, you can actually stimulate the cartlidge to strengthen. You can pickup calcium supplements at most pet stores or online pet stores like petco,...

German Shepherds: german shepards, german shepards, types of dogs
german shepards, types of dogs, police dogs: Hi Jonathan, German Shepherds are not only the types of dogs they use for police work. There are many other breeds that also do that work. German Shepherds are used because they are highly intelligent and adapt well to the high stress of the job. They also...

German Shepherds: german sheperd, prey drive, german sheperd
prey drive, german sheperd, small animals: HI LUCY U MUST LEARN TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE LITTEL ONE AS LARGE DOGS DO NOT TAKE EASY TO SMALLER DOGS THEY FEEL THEY ARE LIKE BUNNYS OR SMALL PREY THEY HAVE AN INSTINCT TO GO AFTER, SO WATCH YOUR SMALLER DOG. yOU SHOULD HAVE TWO OF ABOUT THE SAME SIZE, TRAINING...

German Shepherds: german sheperd, ear cartilage, calcium supplements
ear cartilage, calcium supplements, german sheperd: Hi, a German Shepherds ears will go up and down normally between 4-6 months of age due to the body taking the calcium from the ear cartilage and using it for the teeth. If a dog s ears are not staying up at least 50-75% of the time by 7 months, then I start...

German Shepherds: german sheperd, titusville pa, biltz
titusville pa, biltz, german sheperd: Hi Josh, If your dog is over 8 months old and the ears haven t been taped, unfortunately they aren t going to go up now. 8 months is pretty much the time limit before things start to permitantely. Wish I could give you better news, but with the long coats...

German Shepherds: german sheperd, intestinal blockages, adult teeth
intestinal blockages, adult teeth, sturdy stuff: Most older dogs are no more interested in puppy biting games than you are. 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. ...

German Shepherds: german sheperd getting along with small dog and cats, female german shepherd, natural tendencies
female german shepherd, natural tendencies, aggressive dogs: You are to be commended for adopting your dog from the shelter. The problems you are having are quite common and can be dealt with successfully. The end result of all the animals being content around each other really depends on your ability of to be...

German Shepherds: if my german sheperd dog does..., purina products, raw bones
purina products, raw bones, fresh veggies: Hello Stephen, I do not know the age of your dog nor what it is eating, but so many of the dog foods are truly rotten, not worth a penny a bag. I have been posting on my site what to not use for sure, such as Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Nutro, Purina Products...

German Shepherds: german sheperd nipping, shnauzers, adult teeth
shnauzers, adult teeth, shepard mix: How old are the other dogs? 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...

German Shepherds: german sheperd puppies, puppy ears, german lineage
puppy ears, german lineage, german sheperd puppies: Hi Sharon, Actually it is not rare for German Shepherd ears not to stand up. There is a lot involved in ears standing, from lineage to calcium that the pup is retaining in its body. Shepherd puppy ears go up and down for approx. 6 months due to the calcium...

German Shepherds: german sheperd puppy, obedience training, small dogs
obedience training, small dogs, better hope: Hi Wendy, Odds are totally against your puppy turning on you when he gets older. You would have to abuse the puppy, and/or have a puppy from very aggressive parents to worry about that happening. As far as the nipping, you need to pull his upper lip down...

German Shepherds: german sheperd puppy, animal health care, trophy animal
animal health care, trophy animal, vitamin d3: What s he doing? Is he going down around his pasterns or are his legs bowing in or out? Sometimes what you re dealing with is a genetic issue. What are you feeding? If he s knuckling over or going down in his pasterns try Sure Grow 100 by Trophy Animal Health...

German Shepherds: german sheperd puppy, german shepard puppy, family pet
german shepard puppy, family pet, josie: Hi Josie, Females are better family protectors than males because of their natural den instinct. They tend to protect their dens better than males do. You do have to remember that a dog will not have any instinct to protect until they reach 1 1/2 to 2 yrs...

German Shepherds: german sheperd, cross bridges, wheel chairs
cross bridges, wheel chairs, german sheperd: Hi Fredrick This is the dogs temperment. It frightened the dog training for K-9 work. This takes a dog with tons of high drive, this dog was not bred to do this evidentally and they should of seen this in temperment tests before any training began. ...

German Shepherds: german sheperds, german sheperds, staffordshire terriers
german sheperds, staffordshire terriers, border collies: Hi, technically there is no such thing as a miniature German Shepherd, but a lot of breeds are being miniaturized. They are miniaturizing Staffordshire Terriers, Border Collies and various other breeds, but most are not officially recognized yet. Hope this...

German Shepherds: german sheperds, german sheperds, throid problems
german sheperds, throid problems, brain space: HI KATIE SOME GOOD THINGS ARE THEY ARE HIGHLY INTELLIGENT, THE WEST GERMAN LINES ANYWAYS. VERY LOYAL, STANDS BY YOUR SIDE FOR LIFE. EASY TO TRAIN. PRETTY OR GEORGEOUS DOGS IN MY MIND AND THEY HAVE THE LARGEST BRAIN SPACE OF ANY OTHER BREED ON EARTH. SOME...

German Shepherds: german sheperds, german sheperds, breed dogs
german sheperds, breed dogs, german sheperd: Hello Mimi, Personally I would not breed any dog with an ailment such as this for most all things are genetic or could be passed down into the puppies for others to have to deal with. This is why we do not breed dogs with any health issues, best to spay...

German Shepherds: german sheperds, german sheperds, prey drive
german sheperds, prey drive, small dogs: Hi Cindy That will help to get him fixed but most Shepherds do hate small dogs, bunnies, cats, etc. It is the prey drive in Shepherds that causes them to chase down a small dog, but NOT kill it. Take along a spray bottle of water, add tad bit of vinegar...

German Shepherds: german sheperds, german sheperds, good dogs
german sheperds, good dogs, aggressive dogs: In a common breed such as the German Shepherds, there are many different lines with vast differences from one to the next. Many Shepherds are big wimps. Some people insist on breeding aggressive ones, but there are many fine tempered ones. Although the...

German Shepherds: german sheperds and aggression, german sheperds, obedience training
german sheperds, obedience training, prong collars: Hi, ok first just to let you know, training with a prong collar is a form of dominance training. This is a method of dominating a dog to get him to do what you want. Mostly with prong collars people are doing it because of the size of the dog, but still...

German Shepherds: german sheperds legs, gsds, hi mary
gsds, hi mary, protien: Hi Mary, No GSDs don t grow too fast from protein. Protein affects the kidneys and would actually wear down the kidneys before anything else. It is possible he has Panostitis. It is like growing pains in kids. Basically it affects different limbs at...

German Shepherds: german sheperds reply, big pig, reply thanks
big pig, reply thanks, exersise: HI HANNAH YES, IT CONFUSED ME SO I ANSWERED BEST I COULD WITH SO MANY NUMBERS UP U HAD PUT. THIS IS NORMAL HEIGHT, SO GET HER WEIGHT UP AND SHE WILL BE FINE AND DANDY. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THIS FOR A COUPLE OF MY BITCHES DO THIS IF LEFT IN KENNEL TOO LONG...

German Shepherds: german sheperds, german sheperds, companion pets
german sheperds, companion pets, german sheperd: HI SCOTT IN TIME LOVE CONQUERS ALL, TIME PATIENCE AND LOTS OF SOCIALIZATION. THIS DOG WAS BADLY ABUSED, NOW U WORK TO BRING OUT ITS TRUE TEMPERMENT AND GIVE IT TONS OF LOVE, DO NOT RAISE YOUR VOICE, BE SLOW IN MOVEMENTS TOWARDS THE DOG. LET IT GAIN RESPECT...

German Shepherds: My german shephard is too skinny, german shephard dogs, american lineage
german shephard dogs, american lineage, gsds: Hi, Has he had his stools checked for parasites? Also was blood work done to check his thyroid or for diabetes? both of these problems are very prominent in GSDs and will cause them to not gain weight. If he is from american lineage, you can also see problems...

German Shepherds: about my german shepherd, loose bowels, garlic powder
loose bowels, garlic powder, avon skin: Ashley. If you would buy Bug Off from www.springtime.com/live and give the dog daily as I do all 8 of my shepherds it wards off all insects. Rub some Avon Skin so Soft and mist her body with it but wipe with cloth on the face till u get some Garlic Bug Off,...

German Shepherds: german shepherd, hind legs, german shepherd
hind legs, german shepherd, chow: Don t give him more calcium. Any decent dog chow has all the calcium a dog needs. It is counter intuitive, but too much calcium interferes with the body s ability to use it. The calcium/phosphrous ratio is very important to. Feed him a dog chow and as little...

German Shepherds: german shepherd, intestinal blockages, closet shelving
intestinal blockages, closet shelving, wire rack: How old? 3 times a day to 3 months, and you can cut back to one at 6 months. I feed in the mornings, hoping they will be done with bowel movements by the time I take them anywhere in the evening. What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural...

German Shepherds: german shepherd, puppy teeth, adult teeth
puppy teeth, adult teeth, collar tag: Your vet should be able to estimate age and size. I can t estimate size without knowing his age and relating that to the size he is now.Are his puppy teeth gone and his adult teeth are in?? Alot of dogs are marked like GSD s but that doesn t mean that they...

German Shepherds: about my german shepherd, garlic powder, skin so soft
garlic powder, skin so soft, bug spray: Hi Again, How are you doing? Very hot yet, it is getting to me being soon a few days 67 years old old old... Well, your poor old girl is getting old but she is hanging in there, yes Garlic Powder, not salt will help rid of fleas. They might jump on and...

German Shepherds: about my german shepherd, retaining fluid, x ray
retaining fluid, x ray, german shepherd: Hi Ashley, It is normal for older dogs to start breathing heavier as they age. The best thing to do is keep her comfortable, don t let her get too hot and make sure she has plenty of water. Sometimes they will breathe heavy because they are retaining fluid...

German Shepherds: german shepherd 4 months weight, gsds, german shepherd
gsds, german shepherd, 4 months: Nobody can say. You have heard widely differtnt things because they vary. Yours, the 40 pound one, and the 25 pound one may have all been healthy dog at a good wieght. Shepherds usually refuse to to eat more than they need, and often keep themselves on...

German Shepherds: german shepherd, ligament tear, hind leg
ligament tear, hind leg, daylight hours: How old is she, and how completely is the injury healed? If she is well healed, and a fairly young dog, I think as summer comes, she may be more interested in being outside. In the mean time, spend as much time out there with her as you can. Maybe try fetch...

German Shepherds: german shepherd, calcium supplements, bitter apple
calcium supplements, bitter apple, deterent: Hi Anna, GSD ears go up and down for the 1st 6 months due to calcium being displaced to the teeth. If the ears are not completely set by 6 months, then you will want to start giving him calcium supplements to help get the ears up. Most white GSD s have...

German Shepherds: german shepherd, protective ability, female dogs
protective ability, female dogs, gsds: Hi Jacqueline, That is not true. A lot of GSDs don t have protective ability, it depends on the individual dog. As far as fighting other dogs, it is known that female GSDs are known to fight other female dogs. But that also depends on the individual dog,...

German Shepherds: german shepherd, puppy chow, vet staff
puppy chow, vet staff, raising puppies: Suppose you knew a breeder that bred hundreds of dogs a year, mostly Labs, Shepherds, and Goldens. They provided all the medical care for most of them the first year. At the end of it, they did a complete physical including hip X-rays on all of them. They...

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

German Shepherds: my german shepherd is aggressive to me for no reason that in can see, alpha dogs, room mates
alpha dogs, room mates, grand champion: He s a poorly behaved Grand Champion? What area is he a champion in? First of all don t let him on the couch period. Alpha dogs only have the highest sleeping place. He shouldn t be sharing yours at all. Secondly, get him into an obedience class asap. Thirdly,...

German Shepherds: german shepherd with cats, german shepherd dog, puppy care
german shepherd dog, puppy care, lifelong bond: A German Shepherd can absolutely be a good Companion to a Cat. I have 4 shepherds and am planning to get a cat! A kitten actually. A puppy will adjust to the cat very quickly and accept the cat right away and will want to play and as a grown up he will...

German Shepherds: german shepherd colour, adult coat, gsds
adult coat, gsds, gorgous: Hi Russell, All GSDs lighten up as they get older so if they have the sable color already, then just look at that to lighten up. The black will diminish on the legs as they get older until they get their adult coat at a year of age. There are a couple of...

German Shepherds: why does my german shepherd digs a lot holes?, digging holes, german shepherds
digging holes, german shepherds, nadeem: Hi, Is he trying to dig out or just digging in the middle of the yard? If he is digging to get out, and he is not neutered, then he could be digging out to find a girl. It is very common at that age for them to dig to get out when a female is in heat in...

German Shepherds: german shepherd dogs, german shepherd dogs, german shepherd dog
german shepherd dogs, german shepherd dog, shepherd dogs: Hi, unfortunately it is commonly believed that all GSD s will protect, and that is not always true. Normally if a dog, of any breed, is going to be protective, they will show a natural ability of it at about a year of age. This will be in the way of barking...

German Shepherds: german shepherd-ears, calcium supplements, old dog
calcium supplements, old dog, gsd: Hi Spike, a GSD s ears will go up and down until they reach about 6-8 months of age because of teething. If the ears are not completely up by 6 months, then you will want to give the puppy calcium supplements to help get the ears up. If that isn t helping,...

German Shepherds: my german shepherd's habit., adult teeth, spilled water
adult teeth, spilled water, splash water: You could try a harder to tip over the bowl. You can buy ones with a stainless steel skirt that makes it hard for the dog to tip over. Here is a link to what I am talking about, http://www.petsmart.com/global/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441775458&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374302023689&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302025875&bmUID=1078323611448....

German Shepherds: my german shepherd honey, german shepherd puppies, feeding a puppy
german shepherd puppies, feeding a puppy, puppy chow: Fat German Shepherd puppies are atypical. Do you mind if I recycle an answer to a similar question? They were looking for something to fatten up their puppy. I am afraid what Shepherd puppies love most is showing off their ribs. Note, German Shepherd...

German Shepherds: my german shepherd mix need a psychologist, german shepherd mix, poly rope
german shepherd mix, poly rope, obedience class: How old was she when you got her? Dogs that stay in the kennel until 12 weeks old often don t do well later on. they need to be out in the world before that. Perhaps some of the confidence building things I suggest for submissive wetting wold help. ...

German Shepherds: german shepherd's natural instincts, natural instincts, drill sergeants
natural instincts, drill sergeants, female bottom: Modern DNA testing has proven dogs are still closely related to the wolves. Although most breeds look less like a wolf than a Shepherd, they all still think like a wolf. That includes all the Chihuahuas that absolutely dominate their households. Either...

German Shepherds: My german shepherd protect....yeah,right., dogs work, protective ability
dogs work, protective ability, german sheperd: Hi Sue, Unfortunately you are not the first one to be in this predigament. A lot of people believe that because they are GSD s they will protect once they get older, and that is just not true. Some dogs have the natural ability to protect and some don t....

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

German Shepherds: My german shepherd puppies mothers' ears, german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppies
german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppies, puppy chow: Occasionally German Shepherds ears fail to stand. I have not come across what I regard as reliable information on it. I like to see hard numbers from controlled tests, not anecdotes or we have always done it. Yes, I find the stress of the litter causing...

German Shepherds: My german shepherd puppy is very shy., german shepherd puppy, closet shelving
german shepherd puppy, closet shelving, time dogs: Dogs are slower to accept new things after 12 weeks old. The best breeders either have the puppies in their new how well before that, or carefully exposed to different people and things. This early socialization is so important that Shepherds and other dogs,...

German Shepherds: german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppy, puppy food
german shepherd puppy, puppy food, purina: Hi, following the advice on the dog food bag is the best advice I can give you about feeding. A lot of foods have different instructions due to the type of ingredients they have in them. At this point he can eat twice a day instead of 3 times a day. You...

German Shepherds: german shepherd QUS, german shepherd puppy, obedience class
german shepherd puppy, obedience class, lab puppies: How well the dogs get along will depend on their ages and drive for dominance. How good of leadership you give them is important too. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and...

German Shepherds: german shepherd rottweiler mix, german shepherd mix, obedience class
german shepherd mix, obedience class, natural instincts: What you need to concentrate on is good leadership and good socialization. Aggressive behavior often comes from fear and feeling it is the dog s responsibility to meet the threat. A less fearful dog that has a strong leader to take care of it, is less likely...

German Shepherds: german shepherd scared behavior, socialization problems, obedience class
socialization problems, obedience class, pack members: 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: My german shepherd is too skinny and has Diarrhea all the time, test blood, working dog
test blood, working dog, steriods: I would try a second vet. My Aster went through that years ago when she was still a working dog guide. Fortunately we could take her partner at that time and her to the dog guide school clinic and let a couple of top vets examine her and find and cure the...

German Shepherds: german shepherd getting worse., shoulder area, small baby
shoulder area, small baby, neck shoulder: It seems like he maybe having trouble with you resembling somebody that perhaps did not abuse him, just a lack of positive response. Some of these exercises should help bond him to you: Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently put your...

German Shepherds: about my german shepherd, water dish, bloat
water dish, bloat, cool water: Ashley, Run from a hose cool water on her/his belly and legs for ten minutes. U must cool the dog off, put some ice in its water also. Remember a dogs temperature normally runs 102.l, so they are truly hot now. I keep mine inside all 8 Shepherds half hour...

German Shepherds: german shepherds, obedience agility, fly ball
obedience agility, fly ball, daycare: Perhaps enriching his life would help, more time spent on walks or fetch. Look into such activities as obedience, agility, fly ball. Take him to a dog park a few evenings a week. How does he spend his day, at home by him self? If so, look into doggy...

German Shepherds: german shepherds ears, german shepherd dog, calcium supplements
german shepherd dog, calcium supplements, puppy food: Hi Nicola, You need to get your puppy on calcium supplements right away as obviously they are not completely set, and this is a critical time in his age for them to set. Also, make sure you keep him on puppy food as he needs the extra calcium. You can also...

German Shepherds: german shepherds and small dogs, large breed puppy food, national kennel club
large breed puppy food, national kennel club, baby lamb: Hi Gerard. German Shepherds Socialize well with other dogs, children and small animals, especially as pups. What they learn as pups will carry into adulthood. I have a photo of my friend s german shepherd with a baby lamb drinking the shepherd s milk! ...

German Shepherds: german shepherds, female german shepherd, natural trust
female german shepherd, natural trust, tail waggers: HI DENISE SHEPHERDS ARE ALOOF DOGS, THIS IS WHY WE HAVE THEM, AT LEAST MOST OF US. I DO NOT WANT STRANGERS APPROACHING ME ON THE STREETS, DO U REALLY? SHE IS DOING WHAT IS NATURAL, TRUST ME. SHEPHERDS ARE NOT TO BE TAIL WAGGERS ALL THE TIME, BUT NOT CROSS...

German Shepherds: Will I be a good GS companion?, female puppy, citizen award
female puppy, citizen award, good citizen: Hi, I think you have all the bases covered. I am very particular about where I let my pups go, but I would consider you a wonderful prospect for a home. The cats will be fine provided you socialize the pup with them correctly. If you need help with that let...

German Shepherds: goofy shepherd behaviour, teeth and gums, wal marts
teeth and gums, wal marts, brain space: Hi Sally Just wrote a long answer and deleted it somehow so here goes over again alot of typing for this old lady so late tonight. the dog is competing for your attention he is feeling left out for some reason so he has found a simple way of getting your...

German Shepherds: grabs my hand when I try to pet him, chases cats, barn cats, obedience classes
barn cats, obedience classes, shock collar: Hi, first off yes once they kill they will always kill. Second, using a shock collar can actually make matters worse as they associate the animal they are going after as doing it to them, not you. Basically in their mind, they are chasing the cat (to attack...

German Shepherds: grooming or bathing, shiny coat, dog kibble
shiny coat, dog kibble, german shepherd: Hi Jean Shepherds are no maintenance dogs. A daily brushing like you do your own hair, feed a good brand of dog kibble and also a super supplement, and it is set to go. Also monthly wormings and shots to date are required to maintain good health. Plenty...

German Shepherds: growing up, doggie biscuit, fur coats
doggie biscuit, fur coats, obedience class: HI IF YOU HAVE NO CONTROL OF A GROWING PUPPY THIS IS YOUR FAULT FOR LETTING IT DO WHAT IT PLEASES AND NOT TEACHING IT RIGHT FROM WRONG. WHY WOULD YOU PURCHASE A GOOD PUPPY AND LET IT GO ON ITS OWN.? THIS IS JUST PLAIN STUPID, U MUST BE IT LEADER AND BOSS...

German Shepherds: growling, german shepherd puppy, food dish
german shepherd puppy, food dish, small baby: While it is important to teach a dog not to be aggressive around its food dish, that isn t the best way with the current trend toward more positive methods. Instead, only start with part of the food. As each time he finishes, let you touching his dish mean...

German Shepherds: growling german shepherd, aggression in dogs, lack of exercise
aggression in dogs, lack of exercise, pack leader: I am so glad you looked for a second opinion. Your friend has a wonderful dog with a resolvable behavior issue. Dogs can overcome any behavior as long as the owner becomes educated on what to do and works with the dog. Owners can see change in the dog in...

German Shepherds: growling, playful puppy, intact males
playful puppy, intact males, german shepard: I am adding this link Saturday morning since I came across it. It may help to show how unaccepting the public has become of behavior problems and how you are headed for them. Although it discussed intact males, even spayed females can be a problem. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0608210197aug21,1,719559.story?coll=chi-opinionfront-hed...

German Shepherds: grown,fixed male shep. urinating in home, obedience class, pack structure
obedience class, pack structure, top dogs: 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: growth, medium size dogs, soft grass
medium size dogs, soft grass, glucosomine: HI CINDY IT SOUNDS LIKE HIS HAS HIP DISPLASIA. HAVE HIM XRAYED WITH PENN HIP TYPE DONE. IF HE DOES U SHOULD OF GOTTEN A WARRANTY FOR A REPLACEMENT, U KEEP YOUR DOG AND GET ANOTHER ONE FROM ANOTHER LITTER. THIS IS WHAT I AM TRYING TO BREED OUT OF THIS...

German Shepherds: gs and strangers, cesar milan, obedience classes
cesar milan, obedience classes, puppy class: How long are his walks? They need to be long enough for him to be tired when he gets home. Keep him at heel at all times , especially when he asks to move away from you. YOU choose when to let him sniff and when to let him potty , use an ok command to make...

German Shepherds: my gsd, gsd puppy, prey drive
gsd puppy, prey drive, dogs and children: I see nothing wrong with chaining a dog outside for limited periods to relieve itself. The dog should spend most of its time in the house with the rest the family. They should never be left outside by themselves all day when nobody is around. If nobody...

German Shepherds: gsd bitch 3 years old, dew claw, dew claws
dew claw, dew claws, german friends: HI JOHN YES, GET HER TO A VET, I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS IN ALL MY YEARS. I TRULY DO NOT KNOW WHY IT WOULD EFFECT THE OTHERS HOWEVER.? I DO NOT REMOVE THE DEW CLAWS ON MY GERMAN SHEPHERDS, NOR DO MY GERMAN FRIENDS IN GERMANY RECOMMEND THIS. I TRULY...

German Shepherds: gsd brothers, natural instincts, obedience train
natural instincts, obedience train, obedience class: If this is more than just play fighting, I would neuter them both. Also, obedience train them. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with...

German Shepherds: gsd constant diarrhea, constant diarrhea, rice dog food
constant diarrhea, rice dog food, cow pie: It could be a genetic problem, but is not a common problem in German Shepherds. May I ask if this is all you need on top of some other problems? It is possible to worry your dog sick. They are highly tuned to your emotional state. If this is a highly stressful...

German Shepherds: my gsd ear dont stand, italian greyhounds, medicin
italian greyhounds, medicin, ears: Hi Sumit, Unfortunately at this age he is past the time of being able to get the ear up permanently. You have to do it before a year of age. At a year, most cartlidge, bone etc. sets in the body and stays the way it is. In some breeds, GSDs, Italian Greyhounds,...

German Shepherds: Buying GSD Pup - Will it Get Along with my Other Dogs, german shepherd dog, energy dogs
german shepherd dog, energy dogs, vet bills: Pam, Thank You for inquiring. A German shepherd dog, especially a pup can adjust well in with other dogs. It seems that you have 2 young dogs and by adding a german shepherd pup to the mix you should not have issues with them getting along. How ever you...

German Shepherds: my gsd is weak, german shepard, gsd
german shepard, gsd, stools: It is normal for young Shepherds to be thin and bony. If his ribs show very much, and he is eating good, perhaps he has worms. Do you ever see any white things in his stools? You could try to match what you see to descriptions on over the counter worm remedies....

German Shepherds: gsd, protective ability, 7 months
protective ability, 7 months, puppy: Hi, A GSD is a puppy until two years of age. If you are trying to get him to bark for protection, he is too young. He shouldn t show any protective ability untilat least a year of age, at which time you should notice him alerting more (barking) when strangers...

German Shepherds: Harley, arthritis treatments, petshealth
arthritis treatments, petshealth, skin rash: Harley sounds like a wonderful boy. Its sad to see what can happen to them as they get older. Arthritis can be troublesome also. For dogs living with Arthritis. http://www.dogs-with-arthritis.com/ Arthritis Treatments http://www.petshealth.com/dr_library/arthritis.html...

German Shepherds: Health Concern of German Shepherd, recovery diet, perfect shape
recovery diet, perfect shape, cottage cheese: Try this diet: Bland recovery diet for dogs. 3 parts cooked rice, one part boiled hamburger or chicken, or cottage cheese. I think you can substitute boiled potatoes for the rice. Once in an emergency, we bought a plain baked potato from Wendy s. ...

German Shepherds: Heart Rate for dogs, lb range, hi amy
lb range, hi amy, heart rate: Hi Amy, his heart rate was probably not consistent because he might have been dreaming. Just like with humans, their heart rate can change while they dream. how old is your dog. Age also affects heart rate. A normal aged dog s heart rate should be between...

German Shepherds: Heat Cycle, german shepherd puppies, heat cycle
german shepherd puppies, heat cycle, 10 months: Anytime now. People that haven t learned enough about dogs to know the answer to that, need to have their dogs spayed at 4-6 months. It would be extremely irresponsible for you not to either do so now, or start educating yourself. We have a huge problem...

German Shepherds: Help Choosing A Puppy, female german shepherd, spayed female
female german shepherd, spayed female, belgian tervuren: I am afraid oversize and King have no standard definitions. They may mean something to those using them, not to others in general. You may want to look at the Belgian Tervuren or its black cousin the Sheepdog. They are much like the German Shepherd...

German Shepherds: Help Hannibal learn not to get into things, soap bags, child proof
soap bags, child proof, german sheperd: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from anywhere they were surprised by a snap. The best part is that it is not you that is correcting the dog. It works whether you are around or not. The mousetrap...

German Shepherds: Help! (and thanks!), pack leaders, paly
pack leaders, paly, cindi: Have you had her vet checked just to be sure all is well with her? Probably you are right and it s nothing physical but you never know. She could also be realizing she s there permanently and no matter how much better this situation is than her home, it was...

German Shepherds: Hip Displacia, german shep, hip displacia
german shep, hip displacia, surgerys: HI ANNE I WOULD NOT HAVE REPLACEMENTS MADE NOR SURGERY. HE COULD TAKE GLUCOSOMINE FOR PAIN AND ALSO GO TO MY SITE AND CLICK ON FRONT PAGE SPRINGTIME, PUT HIM ON JOINT GUARD OR HEALTH AND FRESH FACTORS. THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES IN CARING FOR ONE WITH HD, NO...

German Shepherds: Hip displacement, hip socket, white shepherd
hip socket, white shepherd, happy medium: Hi Michelle, She unfortunately will never outgrow it, but the best thing to do is get her to swim. Swimming tightens the muscles around the hip socket which helps hold it in place better. It is also a less strenous exercise on the hips. With Dysplasia,...

German Shepherds: Hip displaysia, calcium supplements, dysphasia
calcium supplements, dysphasia, balanced diet: Hip dysphasia is largely genetic. Any additional damage from too rich of a diet and too fast of growth is already done. In all but the most severe cases, you won t see any symptoms for a few years. X-rays could show potential problems. If you aren t feeding...

German Shepherds: HOUSE BREAKING AND FEEDING, puppy chow, breed puppies
puppy chow, breed puppies, digestive upsets: I am going to paste in some general material covering what I think you need. 1 1/2 months is the minimum age to bring home a puppy. In order for her to fit in with other dogs when older, be sure and let her play with other young dogs some. These must be...

German Shepherds: HOUSE TRAINING MY PUPPY, german shepherd puppy, closet shelving
german shepherd puppy, closet shelving, wire grid: Make sure the crate isn t too big. You can block of part of it leaving her less room. I would plan using it indefinitely. Take up the water about 7 PM in the evening. When you take her out at night, make sure she moves around enough to stimulate eliminating....

German Shepherds: Holding the lead & chasing vehicles, obedience class, puppy classes
obedience class, puppy classes, german sheperd: It sounds to me like it is a dominance issue, and you have taken the 2 steps I would suggest. Both take time, expect continued improvement. After neutering, It take a while for the hormone levels to drop. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household...

German Shepherds: House breaking, top of the stairs, crate training
top of the stairs, crate training, german shepard: Hi, have you got him on a schedule (like every 4 hours) to be taken out to go to the bathroom? Are you crate training him when you are gone? This helps to teach him to hold it some. You are correct, one week is a short period of time to see drastic changes...

German Shepherds: House breaking, top of the stairs, obedience training
top of the stairs, obedience training, orange product: HEY KARL HE IS TOO YOUNG TO BE MARKING NOW ESPECIALLY WITH NO OTHER DOGS AROUND, HE IS BEING A BAD PUP TAKE HIM OUT TEN MINUTES AFTER FEEDING, SHOULD BE AT TWO A DAY NOW, LIFT WATER AT SIX P.M. TAKE OUT LATE AS NEW IS ON SAY ELEVEN OR MIDNIGHT, WAIT AND...

German Shepherds: House breaking, moth balls, top of the stairs
moth balls, top of the stairs, german shepard: HI KARL GET A WATER SPRAY BOTTLE PUT A TAD BIT OF VINEGAR IN IT AND SPRAY INTO HIS FACE WHEN HE DOES AND SAY A LOUD FIRM, NO NO PEE. NO MORE, NO MORE. MEAN IT AND BE FIRM, LOOK INTO HIS EYES AND INTIMIDATE HIM BADLY. CLEAN WITH CITRUS ORANGE FULL STRENGTH...

German Shepherds: House Training, german shepherd puppy, guidence
german shepherd puppy, guidence, poops: Hi Misty, First you need to get her to run instead of walking to stimulate her to go. Try throwing a ball or toy and use an extend-a-leash so she can have the distance to run. Running can stimulate nature to go. Also, if she hasn t gone by the time you...

German Shepherds: House training, shepherd girl, many thanks
shepherd girl, many thanks, sylvie: Going out with her, using the command, and praising her are extremely important as you are doing. It is possible at 10 weeks she just gets too busy to go out, and suddenly has to go right now. She may not be ready for the responsibility of going out herself...

German Shepherds: Housebreaking and training, german sheperds, drill sargent
german sheperds, drill sargent, leadership model: Most dogs respond best to the same positive methods. They are all wolves at heart and respond to strong leadership. Model yourself on an old fashioned strit, but lovingparent, not a drill sargent. I too have actually had more experience with Labs than Shepherds....

German Shepherds: Housebreaking, male german shepherd, wits end
male german shepherd, wits end, spare bedroom: Better a long question I can give an answer to than one I have to address several possibilities. 9 hours is a long time to leave dogs by themselves. I think one of the best solutions for dogs like yours, is doggy day care. Much more fun to spend the day...

German Shepherds: Housetraining, litter mates, obedience training
litter mates, obedience training, gsds: Hi Kevin, you re on the right track, just keep doing what you are doing on the potty training. Keep them crated whenever you can t keep an eye on them and also keep them on a schedule as far as being put outside to go to the bathroom. If they don t go outside...

German Shepherds: Hyperactive, german sheperd, hyperness
german sheperd, hyperness, destructiveness: If he is sleeping in the garage over night and chewing things, the solution is 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...

German Shepherds: Hyperactivity, german sheperd, friend work
german sheperd, friend work, lap dog: Hi John, Most dogs look up to one person to learn right from wrong, but you can have the friend work with her also. Leave the house for ten minutes out of sight, tell her to put a leash on her, put in a sit command. If she listens then she should pet and...

German Shepherds: harmony, getting a puppy, quality puppies
getting a puppy, quality puppies, 2 females: I don t see a lot of small breeds, but think it should be OK. I do see a lot of 7 month olds with 7 weeks olds, and seldom a problem. I would go with a male since more of the most intractable problems involve 2 females. If you are getting a puppy, talk...

German Shepherds: health, dog's eyes, groomers, irritants
groomers, irritants, wetness: Hi Linda, those are called dog tear stains, and basically can be caused by dust, hair, and other irritants. You can purchase over the counter medication that can be put in their eyes to remove dog tear stains. Check with local groomers as they deal with...

German Shepherds: health, ear mites, german sheperd
ear mites, german sheperd, vet: Hi John, it sounds like your dog has ear mites. You will need to take her to the vet to get medication to kill them as they will just spread. They can spread to other animals. Especially cats because cats groom each other (and other animals) so they tend...

German Shepherds: heat cycle, white german shepherd, male companionship
white german shepherd, male companionship, heat cycle: The discharge usually last about 3 weeks slowing towards the end. The swelling may last another month. Almost any behavior can be expected. Mostly they demand attention, show more interest is sniffing around anywhere a male marked, and can become very...

German Shepherds: heat cycles, heat cycles, starters
heat cycles, starters, females: Hi Kim, Every 6 months is the average. Shepherds can be unsatble in heat cycles the first couple of years until they settle into their own norm. Was she a late starter? Sometimes if they are late starters, that can screw up things. Also, there are other...

German Shepherds: She is in heat, what next to breed successfully??, puppy food, water feed
puppy food, water feed, german shepard: RHONDA, I COUNT THE VERY FIRST DAY I SEE A SPECK OF BLOOD AS DAY ONE. THEN COUNT TO DAY 13 AND TRY HER WITH A GOOD STUD DOG. I ONLY BREED MY GIRLS ON DAYS 14 AND 16 AND SOMETIMES ONE TIME ON DAY 16. I GET BETTER LITTERS LATER BREEDINGS OR TIES. DO NOT...

German Shepherds: heat after puppies, spayed, puppies
spayed, puppies, mamma: Hi Cindy, Dogs come into heat approx. every 6 months, so count 6 months from when she was bred. That is probably when she will come in heat again. Basically once she gets done nursing the pups, go ahead and get her spayed. Hope this helps, Daw...

German Shepherds: heat, unwanted puppies, vet visits
unwanted puppies, vet visits, spayed: HELLO YES SHE IS MOST LIKELY IN HEAT THEY COME INTO HEAT AT SIX MONTHS OLD TWICE A YEAR FOR 21 DAYS. I WOULD GET HER SPAYED SO NOT TO HAVE UNWANTED PUPPIES, THE VET WILL DO THIS WHILE IN HEAT ALSO. IT IS THE BEST THING TO DO FOR HER AND WILL MAKE HER A...

German Shepherds: help, short legs, germen shepard
short legs, germen shepard, genetics: Hi Sim, It is hard to tell on any of your questions as it depends on his genetics, in other words does his parents have long or short legs, and how fast are they? He is only 9 weeks old. You have a long way to go before the legs will be set as far as growth....

German Shepherds: help!, adult teeth, german sheperd
adult teeth, german sheperd, cartlidge: Hi Kyla, Unfortunately if the ears aren t completely up by a year, they won t be. Normally you have to start taping by the 6th month. Ears going up are controlled by calcium. The first 6 months the ears are supposed to go up and down due to the calcium...

German Shepherds: herding instict awoken, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: This could be difficult. First you must be firmly established as leader. 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...

German Shepherds: hi dawn, thanks for getting..., spray bottle, barks
spray bottle, barks, sadie: Hi Leanne, Try carrying a small spray bottle full of water and everytime she barks, spray her in the face and tell her no. You don t have to pull her close as the spray bottle will give you distance in correcting her. She may feel that your husband is the...

German Shepherds: hi we have just got a seven..., old wives tales, old english bulldog
old wives tales, old english bulldog, fireplace mantel: Hi Gill You get her spayed now!! It is never too early all those old wives tales are untruths to wait until a heat. My old English Bulldog we put down last month near 12 years old, life span 8 years, had the best bladder of any dog. She never had an accident...

German Shepherds: hi, dry dog food, balanced diet
dry dog food, balanced diet, german shepherds: He could settle down a little in a couple of years, but be almost as active for another 10 years. German Shepherds are not as prone toward over eating and being slowed by over weight as many other breeds. To make sure he doesn t become old before his time,...

German Shepherds: hind leg problems, understanding dogs, english bulldog
understanding dogs, english bulldog, heart meds: You are to be commended for caring so much for your dogs and for keeping your little bulldog and caring for him after discovering his condition. You cared enough to get Harley to the Vet when you discovered the problem. It makes it that much harder to find...

German Shepherds: hind legs bend, german breeders, hind legs
german breeders, hind legs, kiran kumar: HI K. YES, IT IS TOO ANGULATED THIS IS FOR SHOWING AND IT IS CRIPPLING OUT SHEPHERDS. THIS IS WHY I BREED ONLY THE WEST GERMAN LINES. AMERCIAN BREEDERS ARE RUINING OUR SHEPHERDS AND IT IS A PITY. IT IS UGLY, THEY CANNOT MOVE NICELY. CHECK OUT THE WEST...

German Shepherds: hip diplexia in german shepards, severe dysplasia, dysplastic dogs
severe dysplasia, dysplastic dogs, hip muscles: Hi Maggie, You can get her started on Glucosamine, and also walking everyday (but not too far as too much as well too little exercise can aggravate it). Another great exercise for dysplastic dogs is swimming. The water supports thier weight and makes the...

German Shepherds: hip diplexia in german shepards, german shepards, german shepard
german shepards, german shepard, genetic disease: HI MAGGIE WHAT A PITY TO SEE A GOOD DOG SLOWLY SUFFER WITH THIS GENETIC DISEASE THAT GETS WORSE. GET HER ON FRESH FACTORS ASAP. GO TO WWW.SPRINGTIMEINC.COM AND ORDER AND GIVE HER FIVE A DAY, TAKES A WEEK OR SO TO KICK IN. IT GAVE ME OLD BULLDOG BLOOM FOR...

German Shepherds: hip displacement, moderate slope, hip dysplasia
moderate slope, hip dysplasia, breeds of dogs: Hi, what a coincidence, our family name is Owens too. Yes, German Shepherds tend to have it worse than other breeds of dogs because they are bred with a slight to moderate slope on their top line (depending on their lineage) which makes the angle of the hips...

German Shepherds: hip displacia, medium sized dogs, baby aspirin
medium sized dogs, baby aspirin, soft grass: HI INGRID IT COULD BE BUT I DOUBT IF HE NEVER SHOWED ANY SIGNS PRIOR TO THIS INCIDENT. HE MOST LIKELY JUMPED WRONGLY AND SPRAINED SOMETHING, JUST LIKE A HUMAN IN RUNNING, JUMPING, ETC. USUALLY HD SHOWS IN XRAYS AT SEVEN MONTHS OF AGE IF U HAD THE HIPS...

German Shepherds: hip displacia, hip displacia, yr warranty
hip displacia, yr warranty, german sheperd: Hi Darrell Yes this sure sounds like HD hope u have a two yr warranty for replacement if so , have xrays done now and it will show and u should get equal value replacement of a pup from breeder, this is how I do it but have not had any as yet Thank God....

German Shepherds: hip muscles, hip muscles, hip dysplasia
hip muscles, hip dysplasia, losing muscle: Hi Earl, When a GSD gets older, their hip muscles do get more lax which can cause hip dysplasia to come out because when the hip muscle starts to relax, that can cause the hip to slowly separate from the socket, which technically is hip dysplasia. That is...

German Shepherds: hip problems, bones and joints, hip dysplasia
bones and joints, hip dysplasia, suitable place: It means they have had them checked by a service such as OFA to determine whether or not they have hip disease and how good their hips are. While noone can guarantee that your next dog won t have a hip problem, at least getting a pup from a breeder who tests...

German Shepherds: hips, xrays, hips
xrays, hips, dee: dee not at all, depends on the breeder if parents are hd free, get a two year warranty on this disease that runs rapid in all breeds now including mixed ones also. If hips are done at 8 mos before breeding a bitch and male, and u can see they are going...

German Shepherds: hose training/lack of instinct, closet shelving, typical behavior
closet shelving, typical behavior, wire rack: Dogs that were forced to live in their own filth when young can be difficult to housebreak. You must learn to read her, and then be very attentive and take her out when she needs to go. When you can t watch her, she should be in her crate. If you aren t...

German Shepherds: hot spots [small sores ], triple antibiotic ointment, food allergies
triple antibiotic ointment, food allergies, cortisone: Hi Nancy, You can buy some over the counter medications that can be applied topically to relieve the itch, but the big thing is to keep the dog from aggravating them. You need to find out what is causing them, either fleas, food allergies etc. By correcting...

German Shepherds: going in the house, great dog, rescue group
great dog, rescue group, bowel movement: Settling in, being spayed, etc. may be part of the problem. Try to learn her schedule and when she will be having a bowel movement. Take her out on leash, and keep her moving except when she starts to sniff around. Just keep going and going. Sooner or...

German Shepherds: house breaking, strict schedule, proud parents
strict schedule, proud parents, sweet boy: Hi Elisa, You need to setup a very strict schedule of potty training. Feed him twice a day, give him 20 minutes to eat & then lift the food. He will have to go within 15 minutes of eating, so it is a good time to start him on the potty training schedule....

German Shepherds: house breaking, german shepard puppy, bladder capacity
german shepard puppy, bladder capacity, nessasary: This is a tough one. Shepherds may be quicker than some other breeds to develop bladder capacity. You can give yourself more time by learning to recognize when she needs to go. After a nap, eating or drinking, and also if she quits playing and starts sniffing...

German Shepherds: Was house broken, but not anymore, male german shepherd, two dogs
male german shepherd, two dogs, day water: Sounds like total regression to me. Put him back on a crating schedule. Feed him twice per day, water every three hours. Put him out after he eats and then crate him, let him out every two hours regularly. He just needs to have his potty training reestablished....

German Shepherds: house trained german shepherd, trained german shepherd, obedience class
trained german shepherd, obedience class, pack members: Have you talked to the vet about it? It is highly unusual for a 4 year old to do something like that. If it is a physical problem, no amount of advice from me will fix it. If the vet doesn t find a problem, review anything else that may have changed...

German Shepherds: house training offers, ego trip, body time
ego trip, body time, housebreaking: You would think if there really was a secret, the large dog guide school that has been breeding puppies for a long time would have stumbled on it. If so, they aren t passing it on to the volunteers caring for their puppies. My methods are largely based on...

German Shepherds: house training problems, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Neuter him if not already. It is no cure all, but often solves the problem. That certainly isn t the sort of behavior that should be allowed to be passed on. Give him better leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using...

German Shepherds: going in the house, own toys, german shepard
own toys, german shepard, bowel movement: Several things could be happening. Fixing it could be as simple as making sure he moves around enough on his last trip outside to stimulate his body into having a bowel movement. If it is unusually soft, he could be having a temporary digestive upset. If...

German Shepherds: housebreaking adult German Shepherd, closing doors, crate train
closing doors, crate train, computer desk: I am afraid you are taking on a challenge that lacks a good solution. Normally dogs avoid fouling their sleeping area if they can. Once one have been forced to live in its filth, it is difficult to recover its instinct for cleanliness. Shepherds need...

German Shepherds: housebreaking problems, housebreaking problems, obedience class
housebreaking problems, obedience class, natural instincts: I don t understand what is happening, and may not be much help. It sounds like you have done everything right except bringing him home at the edge of too early. If his testicles are descending now, you might neuter him now. That, along with good leadership...

German Shepherds: housebreaking problems, housebreaking problems, staying home
housebreaking problems, staying home, good deeds: Hi Karen, Has anything changed in the house like someone moving in or out, or someone going back to work or staying home more than normal? Has he been neutered? How long ago did he start having the accidents? What exactly is preceding the accidents i.e....

German Shepherds: housebreaking and training, poop and pee, obedience class
poop and pee, obedience class, natural instincts: This sounds to me like a matter of status, not housebreaking. It is a little early, but I would neuter him now. Next, you need to learn what your $350 class should have been about. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s...

German Shepherds: hurt leg, torn cartilage, x rays
torn cartilage, x rays, pain killer: Antibiotics or a muscle reluctant or a pain killer? It could be a pulled muscle or a torn cartilage. Sometimes those things eventually heal up. I would continue to stay in touch with the vet. The vets have much more effective things than any home remedies...

German Shepherds: hurt leg, spay neuter clinic, german shep
spay neuter clinic, german shep, border collie: Ouch! You might check another vet. You could also ask your vet about payment plans. Some would say if you can t afford, or aren t willing, to give a dog the care it needs, you shouldn t have a dog. I tend to agree, but it does sound a little harsh when...

German Shepherds: hurt leg, german lab, quiet don
german lab, quiet don, left leg: Hi Lucie, It sounds like she sprained it. You need to keep her quiet, don t let her run up and down the stairs and basically just give it time to heal. If it was broken, then she wouldn t be able to put any weight on it at all. You don t want to put a...

German Shepherds: hy, dish washing, washing liquid
dish washing, washing liquid, skin problem: Hi Alexandra Sounds like he has a skin problem. My first suggestion is to take him to the vet. Secondly you can bathe him in dawn dish washing liquid, or another citrus based dish washing liquid, let it set for five minutes and rinse. Then moisturize him...

German Shepherds: hyperactivness, sound dogs, german sheperd
sound dogs, german sheperd, hi chris: HI CHRIS SHE HAS ALOT OF DRIVE NOT BEING HIPER. SHE NEEDS HARD DAILY EXERCISE UNTIL SHE HOPEFULLY GROWS MENTALLY SOUND, DOGS ARE NOT FULLY MENTALLY MATURE UNTIL 3 YEARS OLD. SOME SHEPHERDS ARE SO POORLY BRED FOR SOME DRIVE YET DO NOT MAINTAIN SOUND STABLE...

German Shepherds: IBS, white german shepherd, raw diets
white german shepherd, raw diets, protein food: I am highly skeptical of BARF and other raw diets. When I first heard of them it sounded like a kooky idea. The AVMA, FDA, and CDC are against them. See http://www.avma.org/onlnews/javma/jan05/050115ww.asp Twice the dog guide school I raise puppies for...

German Shepherds: IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, raw diets
irritable bowel syndrome, raw diets, tempermant: Hi Andrew, Is Heidi back on a normal diet? GSD s can have gastric problems with raw diets that can cause weight problems. Lamb is one of the biggest problems as it is too rich for them. I would first get her back on a regular dog food, but not one that...

German Shepherds: Info about German sheperds, medium sized dogs, german sheperds
medium sized dogs, german sheperds, german dogs: HI DIANE IF YOU BUY FROM A BREEDER LIKE ME THAT BREEDS FOR WORK, SHOW, PLAY OR PETS, YOU WATCH YOUR LITTERS FOR THE TYPE OF PUP A CERTAIN PERSON WANTS TO BUY. SUCH AS FOR SHUTZHUND OR K-9 WORK, I NEED TO LOOK FOR HIGH PREY DRIVE, TONS OF ENERGY AS TO ONE...

German Shepherds: Introducing German Sheperd to another German Sheperd., german shepherd rescue, german sheperd
german shepherd rescue, german sheperd, two dogs: That dog certainly needs a new home. I am happy you are willing to accept him. I don t think anybody can say how it will work. Dogs instinctively need being with other dogs and people. It is possible that if he was properly socialized when young, he will...

German Shepherds: Introducing a new pup to the pack, female dogs, gentle nature
female dogs, gentle nature, gsds: Hi Sonya, I hope your dogs are getting along by now, but just to let you know, it is a very common thing that GSD females tend to not get along with other female dogs, spayed or not. An older dog in general will get on puppies to keep them in line which...

German Shepherds: increasing agression, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, beagle mix: 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: introducing 2 puppies, male german shepherd, female german shepherd
male german shepherd, female german shepherd, obedience class: When I am by myself, I have had good luck using a tie down, just a simple length of chain anchored on one end and a snap on the other end. I put the older dog on it and keep the younger one on leash. I think you need to get Cooper under control. The...

German Shepherds: introducing german shepherd to kittens, introducing dogs and cats, aggression in dogs
introducing dogs and cats, aggression in dogs, dogs and cats: This is my second day answering questions in this category and I noted your unanswered question. Please let me know how they are doing now. It is not unusual for a dog to be afraid of cat. Those claws are sharp. Once scratched twice shy. For tips on...

German Shepherds: introducing a new German Shepherd pup, german shepherd puppy, puppy pen
german shepherd puppy, puppy pen, real solution: I don t think you can introduce a new puppy without upsetting the old one. No matter how much he enjoys visitors, he won t be happy at least at first with a new resident. If you meant the small crates by puppy pen, I strongly recommend them. It is...

German Shepherds: Jealous GS, obedience work, obedience class
obedience work, obedience class, intelligent dogs: Hi Elkay This isn t a jealousy issue it is a pack issue. Are your dogs neutered? They are at an age where they are going to begin to establish pack order and dominance. YOU need to be the alpha in your household and neither of them. Type in alpha boot camp...

German Shepherds: Joints, german shepard puppy, low protein diet
german shepard puppy, low protein diet, pigeon toed: As far as I know, the Science is as good as anything. The less switching around chows you do when the dog is young, the better. Shepherds usually are easy to keep lean. They are more likely to run around with their ribs showing than no waist. Remember,...

German Shepherds: jumping the fence, intact dogs, learned behavior
intact dogs, learned behavior, snip: I think jumping the fence is a learned behavior. Now he knows he can, it may be very hard to stop. Yes the snip may help. We certainly don t need intact dogs roaming the streets, and it will reduce his incentive if there is a female in season up wind. ...

German Shepherds: jumping and visitors, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, old bitch: 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: jumping, spray bottle, 7 months
spray bottle, 7 months, 15 months: HI CHRISTINE GET A SPRAY BOTTLE OF WATER PUT SOME VINEGAR IN IT AND SPRAY IN ITS EYES TILL IT STOPS, SHOUT NO JUMP! BE FIRM AND MEAN IT. THE DOG HAS GOTTEN OUT OF CONTROL AND IT IS NOT THE DOGS FAULT, SO NOW U MUST START TO TRAIN IT RIGHT FROM WRONG. USING...

German Shepherds: Keeping a German Shepherd happy when you're not home, trained german shepherd, intestinal blockages
trained german shepherd, intestinal blockages, poly rope: The pet stores are full of toys that many dogs will quickly chew up into pieces they could choke on or cause intestinal blockages. If you are not there to watch, stick to sturdy stuff such as Nylabones and Kongs. Keep a close eye on chew toys and quickly...

German Shepherds: Killing animals, obedience class, prey drive
obedience class, prey drive, natural instincts: Some dogs have a very high prey drive. I doubt you can do much about it. If she was exposed to small children as a young puppy, I can t imagine her harming them. Keep cats away from her. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using...

German Shepherds: I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO KEEP MY ROTTIE ATTENTION ? ALSO HOW TO GET HIM TO STOP DRAGGING ME ACROSS THE PARK ? HE ONLY A PUPPY (15 WKS), monks of new skete, obedience class
monks of new skete, obedience class, question subject: jUSTICE JOIN IN AN OBEDIENCE CLASS AND LEARN WITH YOUR DOG AND IT TEACHES U TO TRAIN A DOG ALSO. READ BOOKS, WATCH VIDEOS FROM THE WWW.DOGSBESTFRIEND.COM OF THE MONKS OF NEW SKETE. IF U KEEP LETTING THE DOG TO DRAG YOU IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE TEACH THE...

German Shepherds: kennel vs. dog/house sitter, house sitter, trustworthy person
house sitter, trustworthy person, dog house: I think the right sitter would be best. However, you would need a trustworthy person that is good with dogs. If you don t have a sitter you have confidence in, better kennel the dog. Either way, it will be difficult for the dog and a set back to bonding...

German Shepherds: what kind of sheperd do i have, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, rottweilier: It can be tough determining what a mixed breed is. If your dog s mother was a German Shepherd, and she was known to have mated with a Rottweilier, she may have mated with some other dog too which actually is your dog s father. The urinating and other...

German Shepherds: king sheperds, flock guardian, akc events
flock guardian, akc events, guardian breed: Hi Mary This is not a recognized breed by the AKC IT IS IN RARE REGISTRY ONLY. they are somewhat short legged breed with long hair or coats and sturdy dogs of a different breed than the normal German Shepherds. http://www.kingshepherd.com/ THIS RARE...

German Shepherds: how do I know if my dog is pregnant?, knowhere, x rays
knowhere, x rays, rib cage: Hi, Dogs carry their pups for 63 days approx. If she has never had a litter, she can carry them up under her rib cage and they may not drop until 2 weeks before they are due. So you may not see any symptoms until that time. I would count from when they...

German Shepherds: Lab Puppies, lab puppies, two puppies
lab puppies, two puppies, mom thanks: Starting with the easier one. 6 weeks is the very earliest. 7-8 weeks is the ideal time. Even at that age, they still need continuing contact with other dogs, both older and younger ones. You must be very careful to avoid exposing them to any that could...

German Shepherds: Large female or not?, large breed puppy food, quality dog food
large breed puppy food, quality dog food, breed puppy: It is true that the larger shepherds are more prone to bone problems etc than the smaller ones. But if you have your pup on a good LARGE breed puppy food it should be fine. Don t over exercise. No long runs or hard exercise until at least eighteen months These...

German Shepherds: Lazy GSD puppy, gsd puppy, raw diet
gsd puppy, raw diet, lacking energy: Hi Shanna, Yes, at 4 months I would be a little concerned if they aren t a little more active. I would switch his diet to a regular dog food diet as you may be lacking some nutrients that he is needing that could be causing the fatigue. Especially since...

German Shepherds: LEASH TRAINING, leash problem, leash training
leash problem, leash training, prong collar: HI JESS USE A PRONG COLLAR OR A SLIP COLLAR LIKE THE MONKS OF NEW SKETE USE ON WWW.DOGSBESTFRIEND.COM WHEN YOU GO TO LEAD, TEACH HIM TO SIT AT YOUR LEFT KNEE. POP THE CHOKE ON ITS NECK QUICKLY AND SAY FIRMLY,...SIT. THEN SAY...HEEL, ONE STEP ONE STEP,...

German Shepherds: Leadership verse Dominance, fear of dogs, natural instincts
fear of dogs, natural instincts, domestic dogs: Hi again Keith :), In Leadership you are leading a dog, just like a leader of a pack would out in the wild. You are being an Alpha, which is top dog in their eyes, but you are not beating them or doing anything domineering to them to make them do what you...

German Shepherds: Lifespan, german shepered, average life span
german shepered, average life span, average lifespan: The average life span of a German Shepered is 12 years, even though they can live for a good 15 years if treated right and exercised regulary.As for the longest lifespan of a German Sheperd I do not know, but if you wish me to find out for you, I will. Send...

German Shepherds: Limping and rear foot dragging, puppy chow, protein source
puppy chow, protein source, toe drag: Rimadyl seems strange, but maybe the vet thinks he is expending too much nervous energy. Is he at home all day alone? perhaps he needs more stimulation. Could you find a professional dog walker to give him a mid day break? Doggy day care is a great idea...

German Shepherds: LOSING HAIR, losing hair, ringworm
losing hair, ringworm, gsd: Hi David, It sounds like your GSD may have demodectic mange. The only way to be sure is to take her to a vet and have a skin scraping done so they can look at it under a microscope. It is not uncommon for puppies to get that as well as other things like...

German Shepherds: Location, great dog, german shepherd
great dog, german shepherd, pasture: Hi Becky, the only way you can control what comes out the back end is to control what goes in the front end, so you have to control her feeding to be able to control where she will go to the bathroom. It is a matter of training her. Training requires controlling...

German Shepherds: Lock Jaw, male gsd, web browser type
male gsd, web browser type, lock jaw: Sounds like he s an alpha pup. If you haven t already started him in obedience do so immediately. If you re not walking him briskly two times a day, that s another one to start immediately. Keep him at your side unless you release him to potty. Be sure you...

German Shepherds: Long haired GS, large breed dogs, adult dog food
large breed dogs, adult dog food, adult food: I am not sure what to do about the ear. My usual advice is give it time. I think it is too late to hope it will come up. You might ask your vet and the breeder you got her from. I have heard of surgery. I have also heard of people gluing or taping the...

German Shepherds: Looking at a mix breed Puppy, flat coated retrievers, breed puppy
flat coated retrievers, breed puppy, police dogs: That is one question I can give a good answer on, yes, it will shed. Most dogs do except for the ones like Poodles that have more of a fur than hair. I know many nice Goldens and Shepherds, so a mix could be a nice dog. Much of what it will be like...

German Shepherds: Lost dog due to deer chasing, rabies tag, southwestern virginia
rabies tag, southwestern virginia, heart warming stories: There are many heart warming stories of dogs returning after being lost. Since often, we have no idea where the dog was, we don t know how far it traveled. Too many lost dogs never do return. Is your dog chipped, or at least have tags? There is a balance...

German Shepherds: labour, german sheperd, due date
german sheperd, due date, puppies: Hi Kat, First you want to count 63 days from when she was bred as that would be her due date. Some of what you are describing are things that they will do when they are starting labor. They will also try to make a nest by tearing up things like paper, cloth...

German Shepherds: my lazy germanshephard, germanshephard, balanced diet
germanshephard, balanced diet, lazy dog: Perhaps he didn t read the part about Shepherds instinctive distrust of strangers. If he lacks energy, he may have a health problem. The first step is to have a good vet examination. What are you feeding him? He needs a complete and balanced diet. The...

German Shepherds: leash training, gravel bed, pea gravel
gravel bed, pea gravel, leash training: I start leash training the day I get the dog. When the paperwork is finished, I stand up, put the puppy on the floor, call its name, and start for the door. If I need to, I coax it to come or even run in baby steps. Once out the door, we make a right, and...

German Shepherds: on leash, obedience instructor, obedience class
obedience instructor, obedience class, dogs head: I would suggest several things starting with taking over as top dog. 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: leg, parisite, those dogs
parisite, those dogs, hind legs: Hi Rick, Your friend has GSDs that have what they call floppy hocks . It is not caused by a parasite, it is a genetic condition caused by weak ligaments in the hind legs. It is actually a sad thing as those dogs will never be able to do heavy duty work...

German Shepherds: back legs stiffnes when getting up off the floor, german shepperd, muscle atrophy
german shepperd, muscle atrophy, wastage: Hi Gail, How old is the dog? Swimming is excellent exercise for a dog that is having muscle atrophy which is what you are describing. The water displaces their weight and makes it easier for them to exercise. Builds back up the muscle. You need to do...

German Shepherds: back legs, nerve problems, afew weeks
nerve problems, afew weeks, metacam: Hi, It sounds like he is having some major nerve problems. Unfortuntely, with a GSD, once the back end goes down, it is pretty much downhill from there. Yes, he is a little young. I would find out what exactly the disease is called as there are several...

German Shepherds: litter, whelps, canal 7
whelps, canal 7, birth canal: Hello Tony The average for my bitches is from 5 to ten puppies right now for they are young and this is a load, just had nine, actually ten, lost one female in birth canal 7 hours, did not know it or would of walked on labor to save it. Was a first litter...

German Shepherds: litters, pekinese puppies, boston terriers
pekinese puppies, boston terriers, english bulldogs: hI jANIE for the last 24 hours. Delivery times will vary. Dogs having slim heads, such as Shelties, Collies, and Dobermans, may complete delivery in one to two hours. Dogs having large, round heads generally require longer delivery times. English Bulldogs,...

German Shepherds: MY little Girl Passed out of the blue, heart worm, undigested food
heart worm, undigested food, bloat: Hi, Did she eat on Thursday or Friday? It sounds like she started to bloat on Wednesday, might have semi-corrected it by throwing up, but if she ate on Thursday or Friday, then it just packed the stomach and she went into a full bloat which will kill them...