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dogs habits

  1. profile image43
    hoodsposted 8 years ago

    why does my longhaired german shepherd pup 7months old always need to be with me. i bought him at 6months old. he is like a magnet. he also whilst out never stops barking. chases bikes, cars and anything that haS WHEELS.

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      Will Bensonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Shepherds need a lot of exercise and above all, obedience training - with a trainer who's familiar w/GSDs.  Mine always barked a lot but I live in the country so it's not really a problem. Best to get professional advice.

      Best of luck w/your pup.

    2. HoosierDONK profile image47
      HoosierDONKposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Damned dude you got a mess.. First of all you have to get control of your dog.  He/she should be in a fenced yard or out in the county not running the streets?  He/she does need some obedience training.

      I can tell you that I have a two year old German Shepherd.  She spends all her time with me.  Watches whenever I get up and follows me where ever I go.. Actually I wouldn't want it any other way. 

      Looks to me that they are as MikeNV comments very social animals.  It might be that this is not the breed of dog for you.

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image80
        Arthur Fontesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        My five year old German Shepard is always within my arms reach.  Exactly where I want him, he is a loyal dog and likes nothing better then to be near me.  The feeling is quite mutual.

  2. MikeNV profile image81
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    Apparently Dogs are social animals and like to be in situations that make them feel better.

    Why wouldn't he want to be with you?

  3. wychic profile image89
    wychicposted 8 years ago

    Not only are dogs naturally extremely social and attention-seeking creatures, but don't forget that you also have a baby. He's young, he's used to being with a litter and probably a mother too, and you are the focus of his life now. This clingy behavior is consistent with all of the dogs I've ever had, most recently the pup that I adopted at six months old, now nine months old. She had a bad start in life, which could account for some of her separation anxiety, but for the most part she just craves attention like any other young thing, especially a dog.

  4. Tay Czar Talk profile image48
    Tay Czar Talkposted 8 years ago

    Dogs are pack animals, and you are now "His Person"  most dogs I have ever had were like this especially the German Shepherds and Dobermans , I believe this is somewhat of a Breed trait in these dogs and therefore will remain even as your dog matures, personally I am completely fine with that!
    I had an Akita at one time that was although affectionate  the most aloof dog I ever had...more like the personality most associate with cats, this took me awhile to adjust too!

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    anonymous82posted 8 years ago

    You need to think about the nature of your breed.  It's probably called a German Shepherd for a reason...Perhaps because the breed was used as a Sheepdog in the early 20th Century? 
    As far as the barking and chasing cars:  It's hard to tell without hearing the bark and watching his body language (Does the bark start low-pitched and end in a high pitch, is it a growl bark, are his hackles raised, head up/down, tail up or down?)
    You probably won't find an accurate answer on a forum.  Seek help before you have a real problem.

  6. blondepoet profile image69
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    Why does the dog next door always have to poop near my mail box? Grrrrr I get so mad I feel like scooping it up everyday and putting it back in my neighbour's mail-box.

  7. Has_aWayWithWords profile image62
    Has_aWayWithWordsposted 8 years ago

    my boston terrier uses the same area every time for some reason, I guess thy have the same instnct as humans. You know how even when you are drunk you still know how to find a place to sh1t...lol   seriously  I think it is just a learned habit. Talk to the neighbor and if he/she won't correct the dog then put a poop bag on his door step.

    1. blondepoet profile image69
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh that's a terrific plan. If that doesn't give them the hint god knows what will. Maybe they pick the mail-box as they may have secretly placed a order for mutton bones on Ebay and they are just waiting for their parcel to arrive. Thanks hasawaywith words nice to meet you anyway.