Hi everyone, I'm new to the forums I have a 12 month old female GSD named Ellie. Just trying to make conversation, I'd love to hear from anyone who has a good story about their dog, particularly a GSD! (Hope Im posting in the right place...)
As for Ellie, shes worked out if I wash the car she can put her toys in the bucket of water and I'll get frustrated and throw them out. Then she gets to play fetch! I stopped doing this but I think shes got a win-win situation going as if I ignore this, she gets to play with water and try to get them out.
When she was a puppy she use to poo on the foot path if you told her off for doing the wrong thing. She was toilet trained so she new better. She still does the whole sulking thing but now instead of pooing on the foot path, she doesnt let whoever told her off give her a pat lol.
Im pretty sure dogs can understand people too, either that or its a coincidence but on three seperate occassions she has put her toys in the vegetable garden, and each time I tell her to remove them she does. I dont know if its just good timing but she takes them all out, one after the other and puts them in a pile next to the garden. Anyone who says "dogs are just pets" is completely wrong. The breeder told me GSDs were smart... I didnt think she'd be this cluey. I think its a good thing though! Makes her easy to train.
The other day she came inside, climbed on the lounge and watched TV with me. I thought she was adorable with her ears pricked up, paying attention to the TV.
Shes naughty too though, she opens doors and gets into places where she knows she shouldnt be. She digs holes, chases the chooks, pulls out plants etc. I guess thats part of having a dog!
As I said, Im new and just trying to start a conversation. I'd love to hear all your stories!