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I have a 8 month old German shepard, aggressiveness toward my 4 year old grandda   Behavior and Training

Started Jul-25 by Theresa74; 487 views.
Solitaire13

From: Solitaire13

Jul-27

I agree with the others but food for thought. Unless your granddaughter lives with you, there is no need for your dog to interact with her.

There once upon a time was a time when dogs were put up when company came over. True story.

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Jul-27

That is a good idea but a dog must be trained to be in a crate, in a room separate from the family or outside alone.

bearshandler

From: bearshandler

Jul-28

This is a good point. You could just put the dog away whenever she is over. Over time with some separation and interactions not being forced between us, I won over my fair share of ornery dogs when I was a kid. Granted they were adults, not 8 month, and the source of their issues was probably different than your puppies.

Solitaire13

From: Solitaire13

Jul-28

Most dogs were accustomed to spending time alone, be it a bedroom, basement or backyard. 

bearshandler

From: bearshandler

Jul-28

It’s interesting these days. There are people on the other forum who believe you are being a terrible owner and will raise a poor dog if you are working long days while doing so.

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Jul-28

They were. Now dogs are fur babies and they can’t be alone.  Mine can because I insist on individual alone time, but they don’t like being separated from company. They think every guest is only here to see them.

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Jul-28

Well you are terrible if you work. What are you thinking to have a job and dogs?  When I worked it was usually from home, and my dogs got used to being ignored when I was busy. They got enough time when I wasn’t.

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Jul-28

Did any of the replies help you?

Solitaire13

From: Solitaire13

Jul-29

I have to partially agree with that. People today are slaves to their jobs ever since they broke the unions but that's a different topic. Anyhow, if such people didn't own dogs,  who would be left to have them? Two people putting in long hours struggle to raise their own children. It's a small wonder that dogs should be impacted by it too. The solution,  IMO, doesn't lie in not owning dogs but in a return to a more authentic lifestyle.  Technology isn't all that it is cracked up to be.

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Jul-29

So everyone should go off grid.  I hope we were helpful to the OP.

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