I have a 12 month old female German Shepard. She is a handful but very intelligent, constantly being trained but is over
on Dec 6th 2012
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Dunkin answered on 12/6/12. Helpful? / 0
Please repost, but let me try to be *pyschic. lol
Your gsd is entering her adolescent stage. This can last until she is 2 or 3 years old. In this time they are pushing limits, trying to find their place in both the world & their *pack. They seem to forget everything they knew as sweet pups & delight in blowing you off. You say *sit..they half-sit..you say *come...they look at you & saunter off.
The key to surviving this time is patience & training. Daily. Set your limits & NEVER let them take that inch. Never say "ok, just this once." They are looking to make sure you have the skills to be their leader & that you are trustworthy & consistent.
You have another fear stage coming..training & socializing will help you get through this. This will be the time that you *might see dog aggression crop up. Don't shut her off from other dogs..help her get through it.