I'd think that there is possibly something wrong with the dog, maybe. Shouldn't a good guard be able to differentiate between a threat like a burglar and a harmless intruder like a puppy? I don't know much about guard dog training tho.
I would hope so. A stable dog should be able to tell a threat from a puppy but idk.
Hey again! I'll be making my own food most likely and I'll be getting a puppy who I believe will have already been raised raw fed but not sure yet, we're meeting with the breeder soon to learn more about them and their dogs, and my current dog is almost 2. Yeah they dont clean eggs here so are they okay to just be popped in whole?
Yes the eggs should be fine. Some people like to dry them up and crush/grind them to feed that way as well.
As for feeding raw, it gets more complicated when it comes to feeding a puppy. I mostly fed premade raw mixes when Bjorn was younger and been phasing that out and using https://www.petdietdesigner.com/en/ to create recipes that are balanced. With puppies they need every meal to be balanced and it’s important to get the Ca:P ratio right. I would definitely ask the breeder what they are feeding (maybe if you are close you could get some raw food from the same supplier unless they make their own). Bjorn’s breeder had him on a grind of several different types of meat (mostly red) so I tried getting a variety of proteins and foods for him to start on. I also use Feedsentials and Nupro for supplements.
There’s a lot to learn when it comes to dog’s nutrition and balancing meals so I def recommend starting with a premade if possible. I never just fed one single brand but I changed it up a fair bit and started adding more of my own recipes into it as well.
Hello, sorry to bother you i feel like you get a lot of questions about this! I'm looking into starting raw feeding as a breeder im interested in insists on it from dogs bought from them and ive been worried about meat content in my current dogs food. I was wondering if you had any tips on getting the amount of bone fed right? Also why dont you feed shell on shop bought eggs? Is it because US eggs are bleached? (I live in the UK)
Hi, no worries! Are you looking to make your own food or are you able to buy a premade one? Are you getting a puppy or older dog?
Yes the store bought eggs here are cleaned first so I don’t use the shells but I normally get farm fresh eggs anyway. I don’t think that’s the same for you?
Do you know any general German Shepherd tumblr accounts that are active and post frequently?? I love this breed SO much, it's my heart breed, and all I want to do is follow all the active German Shepherds
I know I’m missing a whole bunch so I’ll add more later (or anyone else is welcome to reblog and add) I haven’t been on tumblr as much lately since the app isn’t working on my phone so I’m not entirely sure who is still active
My heart goes out to your neighbors and you. That is scary af.
Thanks <3 Def a good reminder to go over fire safety in your home. Test smoke detectors, make sure fire extinguishers are up to date etc.
This is actually the third house fire around here lately..there was another last night as well but no one was there and it was put out. Another family lost 3 dogs and cats (I think) in a fire a week or so ago. Not sure why there’s been so many lately but it’s scary
Your editing has been really nice!!
you’re right to avoid letting the incision get wet; that’s asking for an infection!
I just wish she’d leave it alone, she hates the cone so much :/
It’s always so awkward watching them get used to it. It gets caught on everything lol.
How has it been owning Bjorn?
Good! He keeps me on my toes lol
will they be doing dental x-rays to make sure Ms. Lola doesn’t have any more problematic teeth that might need to be pulled while she’s under?
I’m not getting a full dental as the main focus is the spay but if it looks worse when they are able to get a better look they probably will. I think it was basically scheduled as a spay, with a tooth pull as extra but since it’s her large molar I’m not sure they are able to do any other dental work while she’s under (I don’t think they normally would pull a tooth like that with a spay but they didn’t want to put her under twice so they’re trying to fit it in the same surgery)Really hoping that’s the only issue rn. Obv if she has other problematic teeth we will have to revisit it.
Your posts about those silly dog training Facebook groups make me worry a little. As someone who has a passing interest in German Shepherds and would consider adopting one in the future, do you know anywhere I could be directed to for accurate information on their proper training and care? (Sorry if this is presumptuous of me, feel free to ignore if this ask is annoying to you)
I would generally avoid any ‘big’ group (the ones I’m in have 100-200k members) unless you’re just there to look at photos of other dogs.
It might depend on the area you’re in but there are groups for responsible breeding/how to find responsible breeders (I’m in one for Western Canada but there’s probably more depending on where you are). It’s geared for all breeds but lots of GSD breeders/members there.
Another good GSD group I’ve joined is called ‘We’re fit not fat, remember that (gsd)’ focused mostly on fitness and keeping GSD’s healthy
A lot of the groups tend to lean heavily one way or another in regards to training. Either purely positive, or balanced training. It depends on what you’re looking for. I don’t join groups for training info since everyone seems to have a certain standard for what they think is acceptable so you get a lot of different opinions and misinformation (but could be helpful if you’re stuck and looking for different views)
One resource I used a lot over the past years is the GSD forums https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/ by lurking and reading threads there. You sort of have to take away from groups/forums what you can; there will always be people disagreeing, or have strong opinions and everyone has different beliefs when it comes to dog training/care but there are some knowledgeable breeders on there and it’s more anti backyard breeder/puppy mill.
http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/german_shepherd_dog/community.html Pedigree Database might be of some help though it doesn’t seem as active
Dog Health Issues (on FB) I found fairly helpful when discussing with other members what to ask my vet about Kilo when he was sick.
Sorry I’m not a lot of help! I haven’t really found general GSD groups that are really good, apart from the fitness one above. I don’t join a lot on FB and it’s mostly for interesting things to read (IE entertainment and to keep up with dog issues in the news) I’ve found Instagram a lot less drama filled than FB if you’re in the GSD community but it can be hard to find people to follow if you’re new to it. But it can give you info on the day to day life with a GSD and I’ve found people on there very helpful if you have questions.
Perhaps my followers can help recommend some?