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Arthur the GSD turned 6 months old on February 7th. I wish I could say he was completely cured. He is doing so much better but he relapses once in awhile. He is still afraid of kids. In the kitchen … Continue reading
A German shepherd is a dog that should not fear anything; least of all little kids. When Arthur came to me about a month ago he was riddled with issues. He was terrified of moving vehicles: Being around them, being … Continue reading
Sometimes when you take some time off, the puppy will relapse. Such was the case for Dom, now Arthur, who visited the store today and his walking with the cart reminded me of the first day I took him. A … Continue reading
The German shepherd pup formerly known as Dom, now called Top or more formally, Arthur, has been learning to lie down on cue. The hand signal is traditionally raising the right hand. But he is now learning to drop when … Continue reading
The German Shepherd puppy called Dom has been with me for nearly three weeks. He is now five and a half months old. His recall, while vastly improved, has only gotten to about the 60% mark. When he does come, … Continue reading
The saga of Dom, the fearful German shepherd puppy, continued through this morning training session when I decided to introduce the notion of staying put. It isn’t too difficult for most puppies. For the ones who have confidence problems, it … Continue reading
We hit a milestone today for the fearful German shepherd who rushes people and barks. By the way both his ears stood up briefly today. At 5 months he’s still too fuzzy to look too grown up. My friend Cindy … Continue reading
The German shepherd pup Dom has been slowly evolving out of his barking habit. Over the past few days I have begun to tell him “NO” at select moments. He is being bombarded with stimuli, and I let him work … Continue reading
The title is only half joking. I don’t do a lot of corrections with a fearful pup because I am choosing my battles. I have been focusing on the positive side of the German shepherd puppy’s behavior, slowly bringing him … Continue reading
It was the German shepherd puppy’s first real snow day! He was completely smitten. Well, once he figured out that he should go out in it. He stopped at the open door first, and looked, and looked. Just what is … Continue reading
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