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What do you think about the Biden’s new puppy and rehoming Major?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started 12/21/21 by Showtalk; 6502 views.
Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

12/22/21

Assuming they got a good home for Major, I see nothing wrong with their choice.  I've had dogs for years and had to rehome two, plus I took in 2 rehomed pups.  Bidens have had GSDs for years, they know the breed and they know their capabilities.  Why was/is it okay for Bushs to have a dog but Bidens can't?  IIRC most presidents have had dogs! Some both dogs and cats, and IIRC there were some weird ones.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_pets

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12/23/21

The German Shepherd community is mixed on this but no one I’ve seen anywhere is wildly excited about the puppy.  They are not a young couple and they don’t have time for a puppy, so they will not raise it themselves.  Someone will be hired to do that.  Major is going to a home he knows with owners who will be with him all the time.  He will be much better off.  The puppy is still an unknown.  I hope they find a good trainer/handler because Biden is not capable of training that dog.  I saw him holding the leash and the puppy was pulling him along.  The puppy is 3 months old and should already be walking on a loose leash.  So that doesn’t bode well for a dog coming from a reputable breeder.  Hopefully he has a good temperament.

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From: Showtalk 

12/23/21

I always thought Bush was a bozo so I’m not sure why you brought him up.  I never mentioned his dog.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

12/23/21

I'm almost as old as Biden and it irritated me that people feel that he shouldn't have a dog because of his address or his age.  I suspect the dog will be receiving professional training, as most of his dogs have.  The jury is out on the training that a three month old puppy should have attained from what I've read.  According to the internet I should be in a nursing home under lock and key, with no pets.  According to my two dogs, Neko the cat and the temporary visitor Flip the cat, they feel no additional pets should be allwed cause they don't want to share the contented tummies, belly rubs, treats and walks with anyone else.  

This falls under my "generalization" is dumb thinking.  Joe Biden has access to pros, family, friends and a support system that will undoubtedly be mindful of the dogs best care.  Generalization I dislike "he's too old" and "he lives in the wrong address".  

 

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

12/23/21

Because he was the only Republican I could think of recently that had a dog and I suspect some of the anti-Biden dog comments are partisan, not made to help the dog but in judgment.

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From: Showtalk 

12/23/21

German Shepherds should start working from about 9 weeks, but should have handling and exposure to environmental earlier. They are more susceptible to poor early handling or lack of exposure than more forgiving breeds.  They should learn from Day 1 to be on a loose leash or they should not leashed at all. Age isn’t the issue, time, awareness and strength are important when training a dog like that. All breeds are not alike. If they miss that window with German Shepherd the damage can’t be undone.  That is why so many land in shelters.

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  • Edited December 23, 2021 6:47 pm  by  Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

12/23/21

No. It’s breed first, owner second.  They have been woefully bad handling Major.  Champ seemed alright.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

12/23/21

For all the public knows this puppy has started training and the walk picture was play time.  

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

12/23/21

So you believe that it is always a bad owner never a simple conflict of personality?   Getting the dog a good home is responsible ownership.  They could have dumped him and claimed he died.

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From: Showtalk 

12/23/21

A trained dog doesn’t forget training when it’s playing. The dog pulled him and was not leash trained.

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