Users Online Now:
Donate To GLP
Back to Forum
Back to Thread
REPLY TO THREAD
I'm thinking of getting a german shepherd
Ms Sans Serif
In accordance with industry accepted best practices we ask that users limit their copy / paste of copyrighted material to the relevant portions of the article you wish to discuss and no more than 50% of the source material, provide a link back to the original article and provide your original comments / criticism in your post with the article.
[quote:Nine's:MV8yMDU3MTY3XzM0NTk0ODU5X0Y3MjNCNkEz] [quote:Anonymous Coward 25658088:MV8yMDU3MTY3XzM0NTk0NzA3XzY2QjAyOERD] [quote:Nine's:MV8yMDU3MTY3XzM0NTk0Mzc3XzJFRjgxNkM3] [quote:Anonymous Coward 25658088:MV8yMDU3MTY3XzM0NTk0MjEwX0U3MDQ0RUQ1] [quote:Nine's:MV8yMDU3MTY3XzM0NTk0MTEzXzdDNEJBMTM2] [quote:ella:MV8yMDU3MTY3XzM0NTkzNjk0X0IyNkU5MEEx] [quote:Anonymous Coward 26365184:MV8yMDU3MTY3XzM0NTkyNjU3XzNGNkVFOTcy] [quote:Laura Bow:MV8yMDU3MTY3XzM0NTkyMDUzXzNDOEU1MUQ5] They can have hip dysplasia, among other health issues, which is why it's important to go to a good breeder who knows what they are doing. German Shepherds are good dogs though when properly bred and raised. See my avatar :) [/quote] Please only get this dog if you can give it lots of exercise and stimulation. They are great family dogs but have to be well integrated as one of the family. You will need a firm hand also with this breed they are highly intelligent and need a lot of training to be healthy and happy. They are working dogs and not ones to sit around the house doing nothing. They are not good with small animals and will chase and kill etc. Other then that best dog I have ever had. [/quote] You can train a shepherd to do whatever you want him to do. My shepherd does not kill small animals. I have a bunny that runs around him and he is not interested. Once he found a baby oppossum looked dead and was dripping wet from being in my shepherds mouth. The little guy played dead for few minutes then was fine, ran off wet but not hurt. My guess was the shepherd found him in the yard and brought him to the backdoor. Get a male if you want him to protect more than one person and you want a little larger dog. Female if you want her loyal just to you and a little smaller / agile. One piece of advise, early on train him about his food dish. My dog was trained to never touch his food until he is told. He will just sit and watch his dinner until I tell him ok. Over the years it has really been great especially if the kids have food or there are smaller animals around eating. He just waits looking at me to give my permission to eat. Remember a shepherd will not be happy if he doesn't have a job to do. That's all this breed lives for is to have a job. He will try to do anything he may think you would want him to do, so you must make sure he has his special place and certain jobs for him to be happy. A job can be to protect, guard a gate, carry a backpack, walk certain areas or not walk in certain areas. Even be taught to protect the small animals like my shepherd. You have to train them young and they will never forget. [b]Last word of advise, train him to go after somebody once they enter your house NEVER just outside your front door. [/b]Have him sit inside the house and not charge outside the front door. This way anybody coming to the door like UPS will not be greeted by a vicious dog. Learned that the hard way and was sued by a stupid ass FedEx guy. Cost me Twenty Thousand to fight a 3 million lawsuit after my dog charged out the front door when my daughter wasn't being careful. Expensive lesson. All my dog did was grab his arm and held on, but broke the skin. [b]Here California that is a good way for somebody to make a lot of money.[/b] [/quote] In ANY state. It's why it's a good idea to carry liability insurance. Don't you think it would be better to train him/have him trained for personal protection and to only attack on command, rather than when someone enters the house? IMO it's not good to have a dog be the one deciding who to attack or when to do it. [/quote] NEVER train a dog to be aggressive. [b]Instead train a dog to attack on command.[/b] Don't take your puppies to dog parks. I do NOT take my adult dog, either. My dog is trained NOT to be aggressive towards other animals or humans, [b]unless I give the command.[/b] Shalom... [/quote] That's what I said. Edited to add: And don't do attack training on your own unless you have the ability and can make sure the dog obeys instantly, and releases EVERY time on the first command. There have been dogs turned in to shelters because some macho guy thought he's have a protection dog and ended up with a vicious, out of control animal. [/quote] I know, that is what you said. I was just adding. :) [/quote] Thank you. Didn't want someone to think I was suggesting to train to be aggressive. :hf: [/quote]
I have a friend who breeds them and she seems happy with them as a pet. My only question is about their hips, I always hear stories about them getting some sort of hip problems (I forget what they call it)I also plan on taking it to training, so it will be well behaved in public.
Pictures (click to insert)
Big Round Smilies
Aliens and Space
Friendship & Love
Misc Small Smilies
View All Categories
Next Page >>
These Are Some Of The 239 People On Board The Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight
Major Updates in Malaysia Airlines Mystery: New Information Could Change Everything
Christians ordered to teach Wiccan, pagan rites
U.N. ‘behind plan for overseers for all kids’
GOVERNMENT BANS CALLING TERRORISTS ‘JIHADIS’
Connecticut police refuse to enforce new gun laws
Mercury Rising: Which Fish Should You Avoid? (Infographic)
Common Core Architect Now Dumbing Down SAT
Nixon, Rockefeller, IG Farben, and global control
"It’s made out of people!" Making meat from celebrity tissue samples
Secret Federal Reserve Location Revealed
Florida Bill Would Put ‘Bullies’ In Jail For A Year
Police had to be called when a 22-pound Himalayan cat held a Portland, Ore., family hostage inside of their bathroom.
A Blood Test Tells You If You’re Going to Die in the Next 5 Years (Video)
Proposed Reduction in DHS’s FY 2015 Budget Not Flying
How to Grow Vegetables All Year Long (Even in Winter!)
HOW STATES AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS CAN OPT OUT OF COMMON CORE
20 Facts About The Great U.S. Retail Apocalypse That Will Blow Your Mind
Proof: They Don’t Have to Use Harmful Artificial Color Dyes
Radar Playback of the Moment Malaysia Flight 370 Vanished!
MIT researchers propose gas stations in space
University Staff Forced to Address Their “Heterosexual Privilege”
Abby Martin To "Piss Moran": MSM Filled Corporate Shills Who Continuously "War Monger & Fear Monger!"
Economist Warns of Collapse Risk: “Will Not Allow Life to Continue As We Know It”
This HD Video From Space Is Going To Change The World
Disclaimer / Copyright Info
with questions or comments about this site.
"Godlike Productions" & "GLP" are registered trademarks of Zero Point Ltd.
Website Design Copyright © 1999 - 2014 Godlikeproductions.com
Page generated in 0.006s (5 queries)