|Barked: Thu Jan 31, '13 8:52am PST |
|OK. I will try to be polite, but I am seething over this. Firstly, the breed is German Shepherd Dog. Second, why are you surprised that the dog does not want to recognize you as any type of leader. He is locked up outside, not trained, walked. played with. This is a breed who LIVES to work & be with his people. Dogs are not machines that you pull out on weekends and then put away again. A dog NEEDS daily contact, training, exercise, & love.
Yes you could turn this around, but really, I would look at re-homing this poor boy. He needs to spend his senior years with someone who can have the patience to work with him and bring him along.
That may not be the popular view, but you don't seem to be able to give him the attention he deserves. Life happens, I know, but dogs are a huge committment & you owe it to him to give him the best life possible. Right now, in your situation, it is NO life for a dog.
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