German Shepherd Dog > New pup arrives tommorow morning from germany! (37 replies)
by GSDtravels on 05 February 2010 - 12:48
|So glad to hear he arrived safely, Congratulations! It may take a while for him to get used to his crate, make sure you keep it in a quiet place. They are not used to being alone and I'm sure he'll be fine in no time. Always make the crate a pleasant experience, treat him when putting him in and praise him. If he whines, ignore it, never scold him for it, just walk away. Don't leave him in there for long stretches, take him out and play with him often, making sure you take him outside first. He'll catch on soon enough. I've never had an ear bent backwards so maybe someone else could address that issue. Love him, guide him, train him, enjoy him. They grow up so fast!|
by steve1 on 05 February 2010 - 13:35
|My Pups live out doors from 8 weeks old you can try winding up the tick tock of a Clock wrap it in a piece of cloth and put it under the blanket or whatever you use in his crate|
It will cuddle up to the sound of the TICK TOCk it sounds like his mother and litter mates heart beat he will then settle down okay done this for 60 years every time i had a Puppy and with Izzy Bitch she was perfect after a the first night it was in with her
Good to here he arrived safe and you are pleased with him
by DebiSue on 05 February 2010 - 13:52
Don't worry about the ear tipping backwards. It will straighten up...it may even fall forward. You may have a lot of different levels of tipping ears before they are up for good. Sounds like things are going well. Good to hear it.
by VomRuiz on 05 February 2010 - 18:36
Glad he got there safe and sound! I agree with GSDTravels on the crate training. He should adapt pretty quickly. My male was awful when I got him. Screamed and cried for about two weeks no matter what I did. Eventually he got accustomed to it.
Then my second female LOVED her crate! I would leave the kennel door open so she could go in and our as she pleased, she never complained when I shut her in. She is two and still loves her crate. She has one inside and outside and goes in them by herself. I went last night to put her to bed and she was already in there :-)
My new female however, was like my male and at 5 months she still screams for a minute when I put her in there so I usually just give her a chicken back and it keeps her quiet for the rest of the night.
Looking forward to seeing pictures of him. What did you name him? Did I miss that?
by ShadyLady on 06 February 2010 - 01:10
We love pictures! Where are they? ;-)
Make sure he is getting enough out of crate time to romp around and get tired.
by mockbam5 on 06 February 2010 - 20:21
|Pictures!! This is from my camera phone, I have more coming.|
by mockbam5 on 06 February 2010 - 20:23
|I learned today he is exactly 2 months and not 1.5 as it stated on the passport due to customs. He still has loose stools but eats and drinks very well. The whole family is very greatful to Mr. Dirk Wortmann of Osterberger Land for such a great puppy. If anyone ever wants to buy a dog, I would 100% recommend contacting him to buy a puppy. Just pm me and I will give you guys more info on him, and also I will give you a full review of the puppy after I take him to the vet and also when I get hip and elbow x-rays. For now I am just enjoying every moment with him!|
by mockbam5 on 06 February 2010 - 20:27
|he's sleeping right now.... here is a pic.|
by mockbam5 on 06 February 2010 - 20:31
|These camera phone picture's dont do him justice, he is just so dark and perfect and sooo soft!|
by Red Sable on 06 February 2010 - 20:37
|Awwww, what a sweety! I'm so happy you are happy with him. |
Aren't they beautiful when they are sleeping?
by GSDtravels on 06 February 2010 - 20:54
|Aw, how precious! I'm glad you're happy with him, looks like the feelings are mutual. How's he doing with crate training and house breaking?|
by DebiSue on 06 February 2010 - 20:59
|My! What big feet you have little guy! What a cutie. Congrats again and please, feel free to bore us with all the details. We love 'em.|
by VomRuiz on 06 February 2010 - 21:38
|WOW! He is a handsome puppy!! I wish you the very best! :-) Does he have a name yet?|
yes we do love details!!! LOL
by steve1 on 06 February 2010 - 21:55
Looking at the Pic he seems a little tired out. already looking at his eyes and nose and rightfully so after his long trip,
But i bet he will soon pick up in a day or two and you will wonder what hit you, He is a grand little fellow
keep the Pic's coming
by ShadyLady on 06 February 2010 - 21:58
|Great picts! So fun watching sleeping puppies. RedSable, my thoughts exactly - Beautiful.|
by mockbam5 on 07 February 2010 - 20:03
|On the passport his name is Cai Vom Osterberger Land, so we renamed him to an english kai. When he wakes up in the morning he's like a locomotive just not stop activity. Then later on in the day, he calms down and is just relaxing. At the moment I'm switching him over to a Raw diet so I'm doing Ground raw beef and just a handful of dry food and then on monday when I purchase k-9 kravings I will be doing 100% raw. He's just loves the raw meat, he really seems to enjoy the ground beef and it seems to be giving him even more energy.|
by Kalibeck on 07 February 2010 - 21:32
|What a sweetie! Look at those legs & feet! You are in for a whole lot of fun with this boy! Good luck, & give him a big hug for me! Wish I could feel that way soft fur! Just love puppy fuzz! And puppy breath! Lucky you, have fun with your new puppy! Wishing you all the best! jackie harris|
by mockbam5 on 07 February 2010 - 22:22
|Thanks for all the great wishes.|