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Old 11-23-2008, 06:11 PM   #241
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OMG Gracie looks so adorable and mellow! Is she as mellow as she looks?
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OMG Gracie looks so adorable and mellow! Is she as mellow as she looks?

yeah for the most part she is.. Also a typical puppy, running around playbiting etc..
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:27 PM   #243
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I feel so lucky with Nikon, he has not been bitey or mouthy at all with us yet. Maybe it's b/c I do so much tug, ragwork, and bitework with him he has enough of an outlet or maybe I'm just really lucky! I have some bloody bites on my hands but they were all situations where we were doing bitework and I was holding a toy wrong or not paying attention and he got my hand.

Though I'm sure it will all change when he starts teething soon...


Nikon got a new crate today, I gotta go set it up and finish organizing my house and my life!
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OMG Amy I have a wee tear to my eye just viewing those gorgeous pics of Gracie, she really is a top cutie!



and Lies, thats great about wee Nikon, I love every pic you put of him up, they are so cute, because he is still all legs. I cant wait to see the 'Chrimbo-prezzies-ripped-apart' pics in a few weeks!
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Can I smoosh her now, pls n thx?
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okie doke.. I'll send her ur way...
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How do you politely and compassionately tell someone it might be time to put their dog down (for temperament)?
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How do you politely and compassionately tell someone it might be time to put their dog down (for temperament)?
oh noez...

I have no idea.. How well do you know this person? Surely won't be easy if you do say something.
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Gracie's fat little paws are too cute for words.
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hehehe... ain't they tho. she's gonna be a big girl when she growz up..
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How do you politely and compassionately tell someone it might be time to put their dog down (for temperament)?
What is the dog doing? What kind of dog is it?
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Hey lies I'm getting an 8 week old sheltie puppy in December and I'm having a hard time deciding what food to give him and when to change foods. Should I wait until he adjusts to being in his new home or switch right away? The breeder is feeding them Diamond Puppy. I read the ingredients and cringed. Anyhoo I picked out 4 different brands. Wellness Puppy, Orijen Puppy, TOTW, and Natures Variety Prairie. What do you think?
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I've gotten a few e-mails about local German Shepherds that have extreme fear issues. Honestly in both cases if those dogs were mine I'd put them down. My Kenya is high strung and has some fear issues, but she is not afraid of everything and she has outlets where she can be super confident and in control. A dog that exhibits such fear and stress in ANY type of situation (even something like rearranging furniture at home)....I would just feel so guilty every time I looked at them. Also, a fearful German shepherd is very dangerous, MUCH more dangerous than say, a solid tempered German shepherd trained to bite.
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Hey lies I'm getting an 8 week old sheltie puppy in December and I'm having a hard time deciding what food to give him and when to change foods. Should I wait until he adjusts to being in his new home or switch right away? The breeder is feeding them Diamond Puppy. I read the ingredients and cringed. Anyhoo I picked out 4 different brands. Wellness Puppy, Orijen Puppy, TOTW, and Natures Variety Prairie. What do you think?
Orijen is probably the best quality, closest to a natural canine diet as it is grain-free. I personally steer clear of puppy formulas, but it may not matter for a Sheltie since they are small. GSDs grow slowly and take over 2 years to mature so some puppy formulas are too rich in certain nutrients for them. Nikon was weaned onto Nature's Variety Prairie. Both my other dogs were on that when I got them and I've never had problems with that food. Really any of those four are very good quality.
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I've gotten a few e-mails about local German Shepherds that have extreme fear issues. Honestly in both cases if those dogs were mine I'd put them down. My Kenya is high strung and has some fear issues, but she is not afraid of everything and she has outlets where she can be super confident and in control. A dog that exhibits such fear and stress in ANY type of situation (even something like rearranging furniture at home)....I would just feel so guilty every time I looked at them. Also, a fearful German shepherd is very dangerous, MUCH more dangerous than say, a solid tempered German shepherd trained to bite.
If I was going to tell someone they should put their dog down because they have fear issues I would be honest and direct. I would make sure I had lots of info to support my opinion. I hope they have good homeowners ins. Good luck with that situation.
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