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Breaking in a new Shep

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by threefeathers, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. threefeathers

    threefeathers Scouts Out

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    Princess Buttercup and Magneto the older Shep/Lab have become friends. I think Shep Shep-mixes are supurb family protection dogs.
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    What a cute pair. We have had GSD's for many years, great pup's as i am sure the mix is too.

    Whats with the bandage? In heat or just got fixed?

    Great photo.
     

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    Beautiful dawgs my friend:hearts:
     
  4. GeorgiaGlockMan

    GeorgiaGlockMan Aggie in Exile.

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    Big dogs are great and yours look like no exception.

    Dogs really need dog friends.

    My wife and I have 3 - a king shepard, pit bull and Cav. King Charles Spaniel.

    Workers were behind the property for the last few days replacing a water main at the street.

    My wife only had to warn the workers once where the invisible fence line was and not to cross it if the big dog was out. She (Angel) will not tollerate a stranger in her yard.

    I feel as good as I can about having to travel away from home for work with our Angel watching the family's back.

    It is funny cause most folks are more scared of our pitbull until they get the scale difference up close.

    Sheps are almost loyal to a fault.
     
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    Yes, when Magneto was young we had an extension built on our house. He singlehandidly kep workmen in their truck until I got out to bring him in the house.
    Now he is 12 and although is responding nicely to hip pills he is still 12. He has perked up nicely with a companion though. Probabably the same if i hired an 18 year old secretary. :wow:
     
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    As with any big dog you have to fight him and win. Seriously. Any time he disobeys you to have to wrestle him, subdue him. What works the best is push him to the ground, lay down on top oh the dog and make him feel like helpless little puppy until he completely gives up fighting.

    Dogs are pack animals and you have to prove that you are the Alpha male of the pack or they will never fully respect you.
     
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    Aaaawwwww MMaaannn!! I thought the title was "Breaking in new SHEEP". Talk about a disapointment.
     
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    Joe, Don't talk to sheep, sheep lie!!!! :wow: