My boyfriend and I are bringing home our first GSP. We researched for many months, found a good breeder and we are picking our new pup up on Saturday!
I have a 3 year old Pomeranian. I socialized her very early and she is a good girl. She is pretty laid back and a cuddler and its just been us and her for 3 years. We go to the dogpark and she checks out the dogs and people and is excited to go, but she acts like she doesn't know how to play with other dogs. She is very fun and quick to play with us though. She is kind of spoiled and I'm worried about the transition with bringing home a new pup. I've read a lot and have a plan but any tips?
Also we are trying to decide whether to neuter our new GSP. I've read a lot about that too and I'm kind of torn. No plans to breed him. I'm also kind of confused about the age to do it at if we decide to. Good/Bad Experiences?
I'm sure you guys get these kind of posts alot, but I would appreciate any helpful advice, links, stories, tips, anything at all!
We recently went through introducing a pup to our 13yr old boy. As he had not been socialised alot in the last few years, we did the introduction on neutral territory at the local dog training place. Everything went well and we brought them both home in the back of the car.
So I have been awful busy and haven't had a chance to reply to your great answers. Thanks so much!!
The transition is going awesome! We love our pup and he has already grown so much. He is 4 months old now. He has learned some tricks already, does good on a leash, is stalking things, and he is so smart. He and my Pom get along so much better than I thought they would. He is a great addition to our family and has gotten us outside and taking him on a walk every morning. He loves going to the dog park and getting outside and running, fetching, and playing in the pond. For a puppy he listens so well and he loves just being all up in the middle of whatever we are doing. Aside from a few accidents early on in the house, he does really good now. He still has accidents in his crate, but I just read some great info on a post about that.
Some questions I did have aside from the crate accidents are what are good ways to teach him new things? His attention span is like that of a knat. haha And He still cries when he goes into the crate at night for a little while, from what I'm reading he may have some seperation anxiety. Also, do any of you make your own treats?
Here is a couple pics from a ride to the dog park!