Test walk?

I’m not sure what you’d call it, actually, but the OSC family is considering adding a dog to the mix. She’s a 2-year-old German Shepherd–a 90-pound puppy, for all practical purposes. She’s had all her shots, she’s apparently quite loving and has been well and responsibly raised and trained. And she’s free to a good home. The story is that the dog who birthed her is getting hostile with her, and one of them must go.

We’ve talked about getting a dog for a while, and our son absolutely loves them. So this week we’ll take her into our home. If it works out, she’ll stay. If not, we’ve got an arrangement with her current owner, who simply wants to put her into a good home. I respect that, and it feels like a good fit at this point. At the end of the week we’ll know a little better.

Of course, anyone who has any words of wisdom in such cases is welcome to comment. Thanks.

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4 Responses to Test walk?

  1. Lutheran Mama says:

    You could do much worse than to readHow to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend, by the Monks of New Skete. The Art of Raising a Puppy is also very good, but not exactly what you need at the moment.

  2. OSC says:

    Thanks for the guidance. I’ve requested the first title from our public library and am looking forward to reading it.

  3. Whey Lay says:

    Koehler Method of Guard Dog Training by William R. Koehler.

    I know you think I’m joking, but its a pretty good read. I trained 2 rotties with it years ago, just using the leash work and basic command stuff. If you do consider reading, definately use the library, most copies are too expensive. Good Luck.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for that. We got her tonight finally. She’s actually very well trained. She took an almost instant shine to my wife, which has ingratiated her famously. Thanks for the tip.

    osc

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