I have German Shepherd and he is such beauitful dog, he is not that friendly with other dogs due to his exceptional excitment, he can be a real pain to take for walk as he does not walk but he runs and drags and sniffs alot and pisses at almost every post or tree
I got him from second owner, i.e. breeder sold as part of deal with so called his sister puppy because buyer only wanted the sister and not him and then second owner sold him as he cannot take care of him because he can be really handful and scary due to his size and approach
He is now 1 and half years old, i had him for 5 months and he is clever i.e. learns quickly even though they say u cannot teach old dog new tricks, i can assure you they are very wrong as he had learnt alot since been with me. He is also very emotional dog, i give you example yesterday i shouted at him to sit in his place, he exhaled big breathe (sign of not happy) and then put his arms aroound his face to cover his eyes, yes just like little baby
My question is:
Due to his very active and sometime none friendly nature, i need to find place for him to stay i.e. when i leave for overseas holiday i.e. max 4 weeks. I do have friends but they are really very unreliable and i cannot trust them to look even after themselves yet a dog. So i am stuck here and i really need place that is really very freindly and caring and can accomadate such dog
My second question, i need to locate really good VET with reasonable pricing, i live in the area around Preston, Northcote, Richmond, Ivanhoe, Hiedleburg etc, so any VET close to those suburbs would be great.
My Third question: I was told this dog should be police dog and such waste of talent being with me becuase i cannot give him excitment as he would experience in police work, this is said because everyone sees him realise this dog has such potential, he learns quickyl, extremely hyperactive, investigative, sniffs all time, big and can be aggressive. So if i though of giving him to the police, how would i go about it and would they reallyy take him ue to his age as my understanding that ploice dogs are training since puppies etc
My Fourth question: Sometimes when he behaves bad or does not respond to commands, i tell him off but whenever i tell him off he pisses i.e. squirts piss and i know he is doing it because of fear, how can i train him to stop pissing like this. He also does it not only when i tell him off but also when he is really excited i.e. when i comeback from work late and greet him. So now when i come from work i run into garden to greet him to avoid him pissing in the house and once he calmed down i bring him inside the house. I really need to train him to stop this?
I appreciate your time and effort