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  1. HEM

    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...
  2. HEM

    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...
  3. HEM

    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...
  4. HEM

    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...
  5. HEM

    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...
  6. HEM

    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...
  7. HEM

    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...
  8. HEM

    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...
  9. HEM

    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...
  10. HEM

    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...
  11. HEM

    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...
  12. HEM

    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!
  13. HEM

    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...
  14. HEM

    GSD Puppy help!!

    Here is a picture of the devil in question!! Like butter wouldn't melt!:rolleyes:
  15. HEM

    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...
  16. HEM

    GSD Puppy help!!

    of course, thank you for replying anyway! He is definitely very highly strung, he is named King and I think that is exactly what he wants/thinks of himself. I should of mentioned in the original post but he is to be a police dog assuming we can get him to a certain standard so he is from...
  17. HEM

    GSD Puppy help!!

    Thanks for your reply! I agree he shouldn't be tearing around chasing things and we have had to take him out in the garden on a lead a good couple of times because he won't stop once it's started. Of course we don't want to be only taking him out in the garden on a lead for the foreseeable...
  18. HEM

    GSD Puppy help!!

    Hi all! I haven't posted on the forum in a while but know there are some very knowledgeable people on here especially when it comes to GSDs. So we have a 4 month old boy who we have had for about 2.5 weeks (I know, not long at all really). He is a sweet dog, brave, smart, loving has a great...
  19. HEM

    Soft tissue injury - human!

    As my mum would say... Don't prod it then :p
  20. HEM

    Soft tissue injury - human!

    Is it connected to the bone or are you able to move it freely? I wouldn't worry to much assuming it isn't causing you any pain or discomfort.
  21. HEM

    Last night's lesson

    wow, the tack hunting sounds very frustrating! Is that normal for where you ride? Put it all down to good experience, that's what I say. You may not have accomplished much but sounds like you had a valuable lesson!
  22. HEM

    Anyone else lost their motivation in this continual rain

    I haven't hacked in... way longer than I dare to say! I also got the go ahead from my instructor that I could start jumping again after a lot of time off due to an ankle injury and reconstruction surgery, I used to love jumping... I just can't find the motivation.. or balls at the moment :(
  23. HEM

    Soft tissue injury - human!

    Apologies for being nearly 10 days late, but you can ask your GP to refer you for an xray if it is not improving. Although I would agree he is right, niave* but right, if it is in a splint there is not much else they can do for fingers/thumbs even if it was a break but as it is not feeling...
  24. HEM

    My horse ate a whole packet of Strong Mints in one go on Saturday night.

    My cousin is a hairdresser and her shar pei ate a whole packet of those tiny elastic hair bands! He was pooping them for over a week but it didn't seem to bother him at all! I am sure she will be fine! As others have said the paper surely will disintegrate
  25. HEM

    Soft tissue injury - human!

    I was going to say exactly this, although you say it more central pain. If you have been resting it (truly resting! non-horsey person true rest) and it's still swollen and bruised at the 2 week mark I would see if you can get an appointment with your GP. Wrist/hands are such a small space and...
  26. HEM

    How do I get into competing etc?

    Have a look locally to you and see if there are any unaffiliated shows that are near you, they're quite often held at training grounds. Normally you can enter on their website (assuming they have one) and if not I am sure there will be contact details to get you entered.
  27. HEM

    Chewing!

    https://uk.redbrain.shop/search?q=Dog+Toy+Floor+Suction&gclid=CjwKCAiAws7uBRAkEiwAMlbZjoIdFKL-nEQegfAckI77JCsGXyRm_0z0lMqN5FwgMnJq4s6I_vfjCBoCeB0QAvD_BwE Have you tried something like this, seems to keep them busy for a while and I think mine thinks he's destroying things so it keeps his...
  28. HEM

    What the most common misconception about horse ownership (from non-horsey people?)

    I had a lesson the other weekend when it was cold and rainy my OH parents looked very surprises when they saw me dresses ready to go "Ohh they haven't cancelled your lesson? you're still going to ride in this weather?"
  29. HEM

    What the most common misconception about horse ownership (from non-horsey people?)

    "When will your pony become a horse?" "Are you still doing your horse riding?" "Do you know XXX she does horse riding too?"
  30. HEM

    Whispering Willows and Alternative sanctuary

    Thanks for the updates all! Such a sad situation but unfortunately as Scats said, saw it coming a mile off! I really do hope Sandra gets prosecuted for some kind of financial fraud at the very least! She can't get away with it!!
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