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Old 03-21-2012, 09:43 PM
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adopted a GSD..

so a week and a half ago we adopted a 5 month old, female, and picked her up from the vet after she got spayed. and shes a bit thin and seems hungry all the time, so i feed her in the morning after school and before i go to sleep. she gets 1 pill twice a day for the pain with the surgery on monday. shes pretty nippy and likes to play but gets scared a bit if shes chasing you and you turn around she will stop and shy backwards, and/or hid under a bench. so we are working on that.

any advise? shes very vocal and sweet. and will talk to you. any way to get her more friendly? how much to feed her to gain weight after surgery? and get her less nippy?

my other GSD/black lab cross tryed to play with her but hes 11 months and probley over 100lbs so we are having them see each other from a few feet a way and if we are home and near her we have a gate open so that they have another gate in the way to see. we are hoping over time he will start to like her plus she has 9 to 13 days till she can really play.

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Old 03-22-2012, 02:34 AM
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omg omg she's gorgeous! Congratulations and bless you for adopting her! This is a special treat for me because German Shepherd's are my favorite breed and I am planning on getting one within 2 years from now ( or whenever our financial situation improves).

It sounds like she get intimidated easily. Do you happen to know what her history was before you got her? Have you seen this thread? https://www.dogforum.com/dog-behavior...signals-10084/
Maybe this can help you communicate with her better to see how to help her out. Other than that, I think enrolling her in puppy socialization class may help boost her confidence and shape her bite inhibition. Actually, giving her early socialization with different people will be helpful too. I'd like to think once your other dog develops a relationship with her, she will be given motivation and support. She's also still adjusting to a very new environment so give her some time. The two of you are still learning about each other after all. Who knows? Maybe she'll come around
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She looks lovely and well done for adopting her.
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She is beautiful.

My advice would be to NOT play chase games with her. Instead toss a toy with her.

Being a herding dog already, she will be more inclined to chase people, and other animals, like little kids, and that is not something you really want to encourage, especially if she is also a bit nippy. You are just activating that drive by playing "tag" with her.
Get her engaged with a ball or other toy you can throw for her, to satisfy her desire to chase, but have it not a human.

That said, she should not be running about right now anyway, as she was just spayed. Follow the vet's instructions on keeping her quiet for a week to 10 days, or what ever was said.

Good luck with her!
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She's beautiful. Always will have a place in my heart for GSDs.
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ive always wanted one and got a half gsd and half lab, now i got one and love her, we live 45 mins from anywhere that has classes for puppys.
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they said that she was in a family that had kids and she bite them and they got rid of her.
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they said that she was in a family that had kids and she bite them and they got rid of her.

Ah! exactly... which is why it makes sense to focus her energies on toys, not on chasing humans in a game of tag!
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