my 4 legged shadow lol

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Registered: 03-06-2011
my 4 legged shadow lol
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Fri, 07-15-2011 - 2:39am

Hi,my dog follows me all over my house upstairs,downstairs,even into the bathroom,lol. I am the only one in my house that my dog will follow,it's crazy. I love this dog so much,,i don't have the heart to tell her to go sit down,or stay. I was told more than once when people come into my house that she is very pocessive

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Registered: 11-21-2001
Sat, 07-16-2011 - 2:22pm

German shepherds are a very protective breed by nature....

Laura
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Sat, 07-16-2011 - 10:16pm

Hello, thanks for your input,I am not the only one living in my house,there is my husband,and two grown dd. My hubby and I are basically the ones who really care for my dog. But I am the only one in the house that my dog will follow around the house,its funny even when I am on the computer,she will lay right next to my chair and relax . She is so smart,I guess this means she loves me the most? Idk but she is spoiled all I do is kiss her lol One thing I do know for sure if you give love believe me you get love in return from

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Registered: 07-27-2000
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 3:59am

Aw, she's just a velcro dog and has chosen YOU as her person.

 


~~joannaran~~

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Registered: 10-16-2002
Sun, 07-24-2011 - 10:28pm

One thing you can do when you have visitors is to give them treats, then let them give her the sit command and treat her. I would also be sure others in the household are allowed to feed her, walk her, etc. so that she remains clear about her position in the pack. But overall it sounds like she's just very attached to you and somewhat protective of you...you just want to work to keep that from turning into aggression towards others. If she's snapping at people, I would probably enlist in some training classes as a refresher for her.

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Registered: 03-06-2011
Mon, 07-25-2011 - 4:36pm

Hello, I have another question about my dog,she barks like crazy when me or one of my kids walk out the front door to leave the house.