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pup question...

Enjolras
August 27th, 2004, 02:41 AM
okay...i rescued a GSD from the pound several months ago...when she was about 9 months old. i've heard that they have 2-3 yr "puppyhoods."

she has been a PUPPY until recently. at about 14 months, she is better behaved and calmer than most GSD's i've seen...almost to the point that i'm getting worried. shes better than my aunts 2 1/2 yr old (who has been to school and all...)

lately i've been working lots of hours, sleeping a fair amt. (8-10 hrs), and busy with other stuff. when i'm home, she isn't lethargic at all, but VERY calm. if i take her outside i can get her going and tire her out, but inside she seems content to lay around as long as i'm relaxing.

my question...should i be worried, or is she just 'growing up' faster, and understands more than the typical GSD? when we play, she has a lot of energy, and when we're inside, she'll amuse herself with her toys or sleep. i guess i'm just afraid shes depressed or something, and i'm not seeing it (had her to the vet for another reason a couple days ago and he said she looked great).

anybody else have similar exp. with a GSD???

thanks in advance...i know i'm prolly worried over nothing, but its good to have a place to ask!!!!!!

here is a 10 min. old pic of her (gently) taking one of her toys from me...

Stewart
August 27th, 2004, 04:03 AM
Hi ! I to have a GSD Female but mines 4yrs old now and some days she dosent get as much of my time as she would perhaps like, However when this happens she has never changed her ways , She is very alert as they typically are but also very very patient ! I wouldnt worry just keep giving yours the loving secure home youve already shown her and I am sure she will repay you twofold with good behaviour and affection ! ;) Heres a pic of my pooch !They are very adaptable dogs dont worry ! :)

Enjolras
August 27th, 2004, 04:16 AM
thanks Stewart! what a beautiful pup you have there!

as much as Reagan can seem sleepy, not a sound happens out of the ordinary that she doesn't investigate!

(the more i wrote, the dumber i felt for even asking, but thats what forums like this are for!)

Cinnabear
August 27th, 2004, 11:13 AM
My dog is like that. He is a lhasa apso/terrier. He is a calm dog as apposed to a puppy. Not a hyper personality. He is a healthy, happy dog. He is 2 yrs old and was always like that.


Cute pic.

glasslass
August 27th, 2004, 12:16 PM
Den-Den was my wild child - any attention, good or bad, he craved it. I'll admit he had me in tears several times because I felt I was losing my patience and was a bad mommy. He had his terrible two,s and in his three's he did get better. But when he hit 4, he settled down almost overnight and just became the sweet boy I knew he was. I think getting Corky for my Mom was key. Den-Den just mothered him and was so gentle, like a parent dog.

debanneball
August 27th, 2004, 01:42 PM
:eek: "they have 2-3 yr "puppyhoods." :eek:

Wow, Stella is 9 months and I'm tearing my hair out now. There's no way I'll make it that long!!! For examply, left home 9 am, returned shortly after noon hour to see the convertor button completely chewed at both ends (hey, only cost me $25.00 to exchange; and this was the second time) and the couch, well, she is now eating the second cushion. But then again, that's repairable. But, she is priceless and I wouldn't exchange her for a second. :p

Princesss04
August 27th, 2004, 01:52 PM
You want to be mad but you just can not because you love them so MUCH. We woke up this morning and Justin went into his bathroom and I went into mine and than he yells for me so I go running and the dog had pulled up the carpet in the corner and had chewed it up I was like well look at it this way we were wanting to replace it anyways!!!! :D He was like arrrgggghhhh :o

Writing4Fun
August 27th, 2004, 01:58 PM
You want to be mad but you just can not because you love them so MUCH.
Wanna bet? Phoebe chewed up the wood frame around our window this morning. :mad: I was pretty angry, and hubby is going to be livid when he gets home from work and sees it. Not looking forward to that arguement!! :rolleyes:

debanneball
August 27th, 2004, 02:04 PM
When Stella ate the carpet, I told my husband that the vaccum caught a string and I couldn't stop it fast enough. I was mad enough...so now we have a 'happy carpet' over the spot she ate. ;)

Enjolras
August 27th, 2004, 02:35 PM
:eek: "they have 2-3 yr "puppyhoods." :eek:

Wow, Stella is 9 months and I'm tearing my hair out now. There's no way I'll make it that long!!! For examply, left home 9 am, returned shortly after noon hour to see the convertor button completely chewed at both ends (hey, only cost me $25.00 to exchange; and this was the second time) and the couch, well, she is now eating the second cushion. But then again, that's repairable. But, she is priceless and I wouldn't exchange her for a second. :p

i got Reagan at about 9 months...she was a holy terror for a few, and is calming down in spurts. the thing i had to do with her for a while was either have her locked up or on a leash in the house with me. locking her up didn't work, because she got outta two cages no problem in just a few hours. the difference between now and then, even when she is bad, is like night and day.

the main thing i've done lately is try to not give her anything to get into, and plenty of bones and toys to tear up and squeak!

good luck :)