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    GSD Puppy help!!

    100% this accurate. but you may also of thought it weird that the pup is 4 months old and we have had him nearly 3 weeks. He was placed with the exact family you have described, but was causing a lot of stress to the older dog so got given back to the police, they had him for a bit but obviously...
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    GSD Puppy help!!

    Thank you, I am starting to feel there is light at the end of the tunnel! I think this is probably the case, yesterday he was in the crate unless training, out and about or having a play in the garden. He was a bit noisier in the crate than usual so obviously not to happy about being in there...
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    GSD Puppy help!!

    Well this is what I am asking for help on, I have had dogs and so have my family our whole life but never working GSDs. What would you suggest when you are standing still and he grabs your calf hard and starts to pull back, he won't listen to anyone, he ignores the tea towels that get shaken...
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    GSD Puppy help!!

    100% my worries. He can be a little bit of a wimp but he pretty easy to coax around and give confidence to. It is the out of control behavior that worries me, as he doesn't seem to respond to anything! I am sitting at work hoping mum has had a break through with the enforced crate time outs...
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    GSD Puppy help!!

    Thank you, it does sound like what we are doing is right by him. He has both a bed and crate for time out which while its puppy playing getting to rough he will go to on command, he grabs his favourite chew toy and takes himself off to it. I think when he is out of control he is over tired/over...
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    GSD Puppy help!!

    Well I don't go floppy but we don't pull away we grin and bare the pain (one of the ground rules set by mum) until he has been distracted or quite often has been pulled off. He will tug at jumpers/trousers what ever he can grab if it is moving or not. We were also recommended by the police...
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    Laziest horse ever

    I think it is in how you word it. "could you jump on just so I can see what you mean by XXX" rather than "I'm doing that but it's not working, you try" I had an instructor ask to jump on and demonstrate because she didn't think I understood what she meant... she was right, I didn't and as soon...
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    GSD Puppy help!!

    Mum has taken him to his first training session of regular sessions last week but when she expressed her concerns they didn't seem to see anything wrong with him, of course because the dog they saw was good as gold like he is 90% of the time! The biting hard surprise attack doesn't seem to...
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    GSD Puppy help!!

    Thank you for this! This is really helpful. He has been to see the Vet about his upset stomach and bloodshot eyes and vet prescribes antibiotics and probiotics which he has been on since Fri, there has been a an improvement but not massive so we shall see. We have been told he had been wormed...
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    Sharers.

    I have shared a few different horses/ponies and they have always been through people I know/my instructor has known. It could be quite difficult to find a good/experienced sharer for your green horse but I think your best way would be putting feelers out with friends, instructors and other...
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    GSD Puppy help!!

    That has given me some relief! We will just have to wait it out! I haven't seen the aggression only my mum but I have seen the switch and apparently last night was the switch with standoffish behavior, There has been some claret :( but no stitches needed so far due to puppy teeth, when they...
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    Laziest horse ever

    If you are not enjoying it there and there aren't many other horses for you to ride I would try a different school. Remember you are a paying customer, they're not going to turn you down if you try somewhere else and then want to go back!
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    Laziest horse ever

    I do feel your pain! I came back to riding a couple of years ago after nearly a 10 year break. I was being told to kick the 'lazy' horse and felt awful so expressed this with the instructor and she basically told me that I had lost a lot of muscle in the time out that I took and actually my...
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    GSD Puppy help!!

    Here is a picture of the devil in question!! Like butter wouldn't melt!:rolleyes:
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    GSD Puppy help!!

    100% we are well aware he is not a pet and never will be, but he's 90% of the time chilled calm controlled dog and then a switch will turn in his head and he will be biting to hurt at anything he can grab which obviously if he was working and out in public can't happen. He can be overbearing as...
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