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Posted: 6/16/2009 7:19:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 5:28:49 PM EST by JMichael99]
My wife named her kimber .. her choice not mine.. lol

I figured a puppy was more out going. all she does is sleep

would do you all rec we do with her at night? we have a cage in the living room but she wouldnt stop whining so we brought the cage into out room and she was ok after a few mins








Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:27:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By JMichael99:
My wife named her kimber .. her choice not mine.. lol

I figured a puppy was more out going. all she does is sleep

would do you all rec we do with her at night? we have a cage in the living room but she wouldnt stop whining so we brought the cage into out room and she was ok after a few mins


Dog needs to stay in the crate... in the living room. y? because those are your rulez
The whining will stop, dont give in, if you do... doggy owns you!

/Cesar Milan
"be a pack leader"
/end cesar milan
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:28:43 AM EST
Pics or fail
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:28:56 AM EST
mine was 12 weeks when i got him.
i put his crate next to my bed and went to sleep with my fingers poking through the wire, so he could sniff them if he got lonely. he settled down in a couple of weeks to where he would sleep in his crate in the kitchen.
play with him til he's worn out at night, then put him up in his crate. he'll start crashing for the whole night soon enough.

we've got an 8 week old Lab pup right now, our forst puppy in years, so i feel your pain...
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:29:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By patrickcassidy:
Originally Posted By JMichael99:
My wife named her kimber .. her choice not mine.. lol

I figured a puppy was more out going. all she does is sleep

would do you all rec we do with her at night? we have a cage in the living room but she wouldnt stop whining so we brought the cage into out room and she was ok after a few mins


Dog needs to stay in the crate... in the living room. y? because those are your rulez
The whining will stop, dont give in, if you do... doggy owns you!

/Cesar Milan
"be a pack leader"
/end cesar milan
+1 I used to think the idea of crate training was cruel and unusual punishment until I actually learned about it. The whining will stop and the dog will love her crate if it is used correctly. I thought we would get rid of our crate, but our dog really likes it so now we just leave the door open and he can come and go as he pleases.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:30:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By patrickcassidy:
Originally Posted By JMichael99:
My wife named her kimber .. her choice not mine.. lol

I figured a puppy was more out going. all she does is sleep

would do you all rec we do with her at night? we have a cage in the living room but she wouldnt stop whining so we brought the cage into out room and she was ok after a few mins


Dog needs to stay in the crate... in the living room. y? because those are your rulez
The whining will stop, dont give in, if you do... doggy owns you!

/Cesar Milan
"be a pack leader"
/end cesar milan

^^^ yep! And we need pics man!! She won't be a pup long.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:30:30 AM EST
PICS OR GTFO

why bother posting if you don't have a picture
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:33:28 AM EST
If she is a really young pup she will sleep a lot, enjoy it, it won't last long.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:35:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By JMichael99:
My wife named her kimber .. her choice not mine.. lol

I figured a puppy was more out going. all she does is sleep

would do you all rec we do with her at night? we have a cage in the living room but she wouldnt stop whining so we brought the cage into out room and she was ok after a few mins


I've always wanted to have a shepherd named Kimber, NO SHIT!! That's AWESOME!! Congrats!!
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:35:48 AM EST
I always use a small crate or box next to the bed with puppies. I want them to sleep in the bedroom at night as adults, but not on the bed, and it has always worked well for me with 8 different Goldens, but I have never have raised a GSD. I am thinking though that our next puppy will be
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:36:27 AM EST
When we first got our puppy (English Springer) we got him a crate. The first week or two was terrible, he wouldn't shut up. Soon enough though, he began to love his crate.

We used to feed him in his crate, and it was pretty cool. He got so used to the routine that he learned how to open the door to his cage (even if it was partially locked) and would unlock it with his nose when it was time to eat.

Got any pics of your new puppy?
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:37:06 AM EST
Dude, you gotta get the book "The Art of Raising a Puppy" by the Monks of New Skete. Don't buy into any new age BS about dog training. GO GET THIS BOOK!!!!

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:38:02 AM EST
My 1yo GSD goes into her crate on her own now at bedtime. Sometimes wedon't even close the door, she just feels like that's her safe place. Crate training is great, especially for GSD's.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:40:37 AM EST
Feed her in the crate as well. Leave the door open and place the food in there every time she gets fed... She will end up happy to be in it.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:49:42 AM EST
She is gonna need all the sleep she can get...trust me.


Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:54:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 6:22:02 PM EST by sjcork]
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/sjcork/Kace.jpg

Kacey at 3 months, and then at 11 months...

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/sjcork/Kacey3.jpg

She wasn't posed for this photo, she dragged the stuffed animal down from my daughters room and was caught in the act.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:58:35 AM EST
WTF.....How long you been here man?



Worthless thread so far without pix..................especially when talking about GSD pups.

No Snoopy dance for you
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 8:03:25 AM EST
Congrats!

Probably should heed the training advice. I made some mistakes raising my last puppy and now she does some annoying stuff which is a whole lot harder to break!
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 8:54:07 AM EST
Oddly enough I named mine Kimber also. She's 3. AKC with papers.
She approves of this thread.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 8:56:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By M4-Stag:
Oddly enough I named mine Kimber also. She's 3. AKC with papers.
She approves of this thread.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee166/puffyfish50/Kimber.jpg


As does Luger, but he told me he wants to see some pics.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 9:01:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By JMichael99:
I figured a puppy was more out going. all she does is sleep


How old is the pup? If we're talking 3 weeks, yeah, they'll sleep all the time. By 5 or six weeks, they should be playing for a while, then crashing and sleeping, then playing, etc.. By ten weeks... they should be playing most of the day, with a few naps. If you're not seeing that, have the pup checked out.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 9:02:29 AM EST
Max wants to see this alleged puppy before offering any crate advice...


Link Posted: 6/16/2009 9:02:32 AM EST
Damn. Looking at these pictures I really really want a GSD. Right now I just don't have the time to keep one out of trouble. Oh well maybe later.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 9:06:02 AM EST
Mine is only 4.5 months old

Lucky for her I love her to death...... She sure gets into mischief.

One week she ate a bag of walnuts, a can of cashews, and my wife's plain donut.
Then she comes walking out with a loaf of bread from the counter.

So we re-arrange the kitchen putting everything up higher yet again,
so then she just eats a box of tissues.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 9:10:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By Mr_Harry:
Mine is only 4.5 months old

Lucky for her I love her to death...... She sure gets into mischief.

One week she ate a bag of walnuts, a can of cashews, and my wife's plain donut.
Then she comes walking out with a loaf of bread from the counter.

So we re-arrange the kitchen putting everything up higher yet again,
so then she just eats a box of tissues.


i just hate the shitting on the floor.. im glad i have hardwood floors.. once i break that i will be happy...she trys to get into the tv wires too but i just yell at her now.. i need to get on of them plastic tubes that goes around them...

ill post pics later today.. im uploading about 2000 pictures i took last week on my honeymoon and some baseball games once thats done ill upload doggy pics
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 9:13:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By Mr_Harry:
Mine is only 4.5 months old

Lucky for her I love her to death...... She sure gets into mischief.

One week she ate a bag of walnuts, a can of cashews, and my wife's plain donut.
Then she comes walking out with a loaf of bread from the counter.

So we re-arrange the kitchen putting everything up higher yet again,
so then she just eats a box of tissues.


Denying access won't work. If you put the tissues up, she'll find a shoe. If all the shoes go into a closet, she'll find a couch cushion. She needs to be taught not to chew.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 9:15:41 AM EST


Fox and Orka also need pics.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 9:18:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 9:29:21 AM EST by junker46]
Originally Posted By TheKill:
Dude, you gotta get the book "The Art of Raising a Puppy" by the Monks of New Skete. Don't buy into any new age BS about dog training. GO GET THIS BOOK!!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/TheKill/puppybook.jpg


E'ffing useless. Well, almost useless. i have a copy lying on the floor near by. It has some useful guidelines, but nothing above common sense.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 9:34:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By JMichael99:
My wife named her kimber .. her choice not mine.. lol

I figured a puppy was more out going. all she does is sleep

would do you all rec we do with her at night? we have a cage in the living room but she wouldnt stop whining so we brought the cage into out room and she was ok after a few mins


My wife wanted to name ours Para.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 9:40:02 AM EST
how do you all break the habbit of chewing... iv been pushing her away when she chews on something other than her chew toy while saying NO loudly but not yelling
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 9:43:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By JMichael99:
how do you all break the habbit of chewing... iv been pushing her away when she chews on something other than her chew toy while saying NO loudly but not yelling


One of the things we've been told is that they do need to chew but substitution is the key. Everytime they start chewing on something they're not supposed to, put their chew toy in their mouth instead.

We're going through the same thing, Luger just turned 4 mos.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 9:56:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 9:56:39 AM EST by CletusRoundbelly]
You start out with one of these:





And end up with one of these.





GSD are the best dogs ever.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:04:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By CletusRoundbelly:
You start out with one of these:

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s171/CLETUS_08/lucyyoung.jpg



And end up with one of these.
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s171/CLETUS_08/fencedog.jpg

GSD are the best dogs ever.


What ever is number two.....isn't even close.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:14:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By junker46:
Originally Posted By TheKill:
Dude, you gotta get the book "The Art of Raising a Puppy" by the Monks of New Skete. Don't buy into any new age BS about dog training. GO GET THIS BOOK!!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/TheKill/puppybook.jpg


E'ffing useless. Well, almost useless. i have a copy lying on the floor near by. It has some useful guidelines, but nothing above common sense.

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q94/junker46/cower-dogs.jpg


Looks like you practice the old fashioned beat down method.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:19:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By TheKill:
Dude, you gotta get the book "The Art of Raising a Puppy" by the Monks of New Skete. Don't buy into any new age BS about dog training. GO GET THIS BOOK!!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/TheKill/puppybook.jpg


Yup...great book

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:20:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By Disintegr8or:
Originally Posted By junker46:
Originally Posted By TheKill:
Dude, you gotta get the book "The Art of Raising a Puppy" by the Monks of New Skete. Don't buy into any new age BS about dog training. GO GET THIS BOOK!!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/TheKill/puppybook.jpg


E'ffing useless. Well, almost useless. i have a copy lying on the floor near by. It has some useful guidelines, but nothing above common sense.

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q94/junker46/cower-dogs.jpg


Looks like you practice the old fashioned beat down method.



Trust me: if I get p.o.'d and start to yell they seek cover. I've seen them all pack into a dog crate together (dogs x 4). I've never had much problem geting their attention.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 1:59:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By 1Bigdog:

Originally Posted By CletusRoundbelly:
You start out with one of these:

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s171/CLETUS_08/lucyyoung.jpg



And end up with one of these.
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s171/CLETUS_08/fencedog.jpg




GSD are the best dogs ever.


What ever is number two.....isn't even close.




Same dog. I'd know, I raised her.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:01:07 PM EST
I have owned GSDs all my life. Crate train and don't let her con you with the whining. Puppies need lots of sleep and exercise. Don't push the exercise too hard though until she grows in to her bones.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:05:14 PM EST
Oso wants to see his new girlfriend

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:05:29 PM EST
Jules is currently making her own puppies. . .

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:07:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By JMichael99:
how do you all break the habbit of chewing... iv been pushing her away when she chews on something other than her chew toy while saying NO loudly but not yelling


give her something to do she needs a job. German shepherds need "jobs" or they become destructive.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:10:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By Disintegr8or:
Originally Posted By junker46:
Originally Posted By TheKill:
Dude, you gotta get the book "The Art of Raising a Puppy" by the Monks of New Skete. Don't buy into any new age BS about dog training. GO GET THIS BOOK!!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/TheKill/puppybook.jpg


E'ffing useless. Well, almost useless. i have a copy lying on the floor near by. It has some useful guidelines, but nothing above common sense.

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q94/junker46/cower-dogs.jpg


Looks like you practice the old fashioned beat down method.



no shit those are some fucked up dogs right there. When you see a dog acting like that it will hurt someone when grown. Not out of being a badass but because someone has gone way past discipline with that dog and made them a worthless fearful dog. Whoever did that to those dogs is a POS.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:13:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 2:16:27 PM EST by h3smith]
They go from this



to this



in no time flat.

enjoy the puppy time. as far as the nipping, section off a part of the house, not the crate. if your dog starts to nip, give it three chances to stop by "yipping" - then toss it in there. They get the hint FAST that is no good. Get a 6' lead and TIE the dog to you in the house until you can trust it, keep it tied to you. Ours had 3 accidents her first week and is now 8 months old and hasn't had once since 9 weeks old.

I suggest Dr. Ian Dunbars book on how to raise a puppy. Positive training is great and can be frustrating as shit at times, but I highly suggest it. Builds a good bond with your dog. The old "beat it till it figures it out" is that, old.

Feed them in their crates, and if you want to give them a toy to play with outside of the crate, give them toys IN the crate. They learn fast "crate = good" that way. Associate a word like "crate" with them going in too. We say it in passing now and she will run to it!
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:16:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By junker46:
Originally Posted By TheKill:
Dude, you gotta get the book "The Art of Raising a Puppy" by the Monks of New Skete. Don't buy into any new age BS about dog training. GO GET THIS BOOK!!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/TheKill/puppybook.jpg


E'ffing useless. Well, almost useless. i have a copy lying on the floor near by. It has some useful guidelines, but nothing above common sense.

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q94/junker46/cower-dogs.jpg
what the hell, your dogs looks scared shitless...

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:18:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 2:18:39 PM EST by ZW17]
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:18:57 PM EST
Sophie says " Hi ".

11 months
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:19:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By mmajunkie:
Sophie says " Hi ".

11 months
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll251/mmajunkie_ar15/DSC00140.jpg?t=1245194265


Mines got the same white hairs on the back
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:19:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 6:13:56 AM EST by rufusrufgut]

Time to take the BS flag down.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:24:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By junker46:
Originally Posted By TheKill:
Dude, you gotta get the book "The Art of Raising a Puppy" by the Monks of New Skete. Don't buy into any new age BS about dog training. GO GET THIS BOOK!!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/TheKill/puppybook.jpg


E'ffing useless. Well, almost useless. i have a copy lying on the floor near by. It has some useful guidelines, but nothing above common sense.

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q94/junker46/cower-dogs.jpg
I see serious problems ahead.

Better start socializing them better and stop the heavy discipline.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:25:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By CletusRoundbelly:
Originally Posted By 1Bigdog:

Originally Posted By CletusRoundbelly:
You start out with one of these:

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s171/CLETUS_08/lucyyoung.jpg



And end up with one of these.
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s171/CLETUS_08/fencedog.jpg




GSD are the best dogs ever.


What ever is number two.....isn't even close.




Same dog. I'd know, I raised her.



Pretty sure he meant 'whatever is in second place' ..........great looking dog BTW......actually , all of them are.

Snoopy is happy !

(except for the cowering ones...WTF??)

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 2:26:33 PM EST
Ah back in the 80s that dog would have chewed a childs face off.
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