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    Default Newbie Saying Hello!

    hi all,
    my name is laura and im new!!
    i recently adopted a 1yr old german shepherd form the rspca. ive always grown up with dogs but this is my first dog since ive moved out of home, and its my first shepherd. i was just wondering if there was anyone out there who has a rescued german shepherd and knows any strategies for helping with emotional baggage???

    Gypsie has been beaten up by her previous owner and is very shy around my boyfriend ( we live together) she is now starting to play with him and is not as anxious around him but has bad anxiety attacks when he tries to give her her dinner (will take treats fine), and if he enters a room that both gypsie and i are in she barks and growls aggressively (even if they have been playing happily minutes before). also now that she is fit and strong again ( she was 10kg underweight) she is starting to bully other dogs any suggestions that may help??

    cheers

    oh this is gypsie
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    Laura & Gypsie. It will take quite a bit of patience, but you can get your new loved one through the experience. There are quite a few forum members that will be along shortly to give you just the right advice, so I'll leave it them.

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    great we've had her for 4months now and she has come along way but she definatly has a long way to go

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    Are you a member of a dog obedience club ?? Sheppies love to work. They can get a bit ratty without discipline & routine.

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    from me and my dog Isaac.
    My dog is my best friend and helps me though those hard days.
    ♥Isaac♥Bronson♥Pepper♥
    ♥Animals♥

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    welcome.. i am a newbie myself, also with a rescued dog.. i wish you luck.

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    hello and

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    Hello &

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    well ive always done my own training, and she is so smart she didnt have trouble at all, she knows all the basics : come, sit, stay, lie down, heel. also shake hands, rollover, open the door and heaps of others. she has a fairly good routine. she gets a run before 8am with dan. then another one at about 11 and then i have uni so she gets a bone and then she gets a big run in the evening... we practice all her commands on a daily basis and we are thinking of enrolling in her in a agility course

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    Hi there and welcome

    She is a lovely looking GSD and sounds like she's going well with the obedience training too.
    It's reccomened that dogs wait untill they are 18months before they start doing agility though...as dogs are still growing and agilty could harm them in the long run. You can do some activities still...such as the tunnel, the A frame, the walkover bridge thing and even some slow weaving .

    All the best

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