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    What a beautiful story!!! What a shame she had to go through that but so nice that she loves her forever home and forever owner!!!
    I was sick last week and as I was walking down the hallway I passed out. When I came to my Rottie puppy was licking my face. It was such an amazing thing to feel the bond between us. Dogs are just the best!!

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    Miley is debarked but still wakes me up barking to be let out for a pee at 5am.
    She also smashes her metal tag on her collar against the back glass sliding door to be let in. It's loud and annoying and gets her what she wants

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    Ah, thanks Angela for pointing out to some members that it was stated in my opening post that Logan was purchased already de-barked. Much appreciated.

    I am normally a very light sleeper, so I think I will find that during the night my own body will become attuned to any noises her voice does make.

    It is not something I would ever choose to do, and I don't know if I could do it to a dog even as a last resort - but having said that I must admit I am finding it does have it's pro's as well as con's. Lol.

    Honeymoon period, Di? Yep, I'm aware of it and trying not to get my hopes too high, cause so far I am finding her a very lovely girl.
    So far, she has not tried to protect me, and seems to be understanding quite clearly that I'm the boss and am totally capable of that. The moment I ask her to be 'quiet' she has obliged very willingly and instantly so far, which is a great start, at least.

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    My understanding of de-barking after doing some rough research for a client is that the council must receive 3 different complaints and then discuss with the vet then the vet discusses with council and approval is given. As I said I made rough enquiries after a client wanted to have her 3 GSD's de-barked so non of this is concrete.

    You must keep the dog away from anything that may trigger it's barking otherwise the operation will not be successful. Hence why some de-barked dogs still have some sort of a bark or return to their full barking capability.

    While I'd never rush out and get my dog any sort of un-necessary surgery for some people it is an option that they have to consider for the sake of keeping their dog. Some dogs are vocal, I've had two vocal dogs and I don't mean just barking, I mean they used it for all sorts of communication. One of those I still have. I find it amusing and funny which encourages it even more. But then I have a bit of space around me and she is put into a night run so is not barking day and night.

    For breeders if you have a breed that has a tendency to be noisy, one barker/talker can filter thru your entire kennel and cause problems.

    I'm not for it I can just understand how it comes about. Dogs are amazingly adaptable it's what I love about them. Their love for here and now and life and work and exercise. And for them it's all about body language.

    As for protection, I think a silent bristling GSD would worry me more than one that is standing there barking it's head off at me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    As for protection, I think a silent bristling GSD would worry me more than one that is standing there barking it's head off at me.
    totally agree! the intruders would never know what hit them lol

    shame about the debarking, but how remarkable she is acting like that already in her new home...So happy to read good things for you DA

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