German neuro assessment physiotherapy shepherd facts

• many people contact us believing that, because they are on acreage or a ranch, they have the ideal environment for a german shepherd dog. GSDs do not need 2000+sf homes nor do they need acres to run on. They want to be with and be active with YOU, they want their physical exercise to include either you or neuro assessment physiotherapy a job. Very few gsds do well around livestock; they are herders. If you have horses, fowl, pigs, goats, sheep, etc.

PLEASE rethink your breed choice. We cannot count the number of german shepherds that have neuro assessment physiotherapy been relinquished because they cannot peacefully coexist in such a neuro assessment physiotherapy setting. If you don’t have livestock but think your GSD will be content neuro assessment physiotherapy to run around on acres of land and you don’t do it WITH THEM, they will often take to chasing and possibly killing small neuro assessment physiotherapy game such as prairie dogs, rabbits and then cats. Socialization:

• this is not a breed to be left out in neuro assessment physiotherapy the yard, away from its family, isolated or deprived of touch or attention. GSDs are not couch potatoes and they will insist on neuro assessment physiotherapy interacting with their person or family. They will not thrive as a kennel or backyard dog. If left outside, even for just while you are away at work, any number of behavioral issues will result. They range from, but are not limited to, digging, barking, separation anxiety, fear aggression, jumping and bolting, destructive behavior and an overly defensive/protective posture with both people and other pets.

These dogs need to be exposed to the outside world, strangers, strange dogs, the movement and noises associated with being away from home, as well as, at the very least, basic obedience training. Regular exercise and activity is a must. German shepherds are all about interacting with their people and neuro assessment physiotherapy being with their person. While degree varies, this is a working breed.

• all german shepherd dogs require ongoing mental and physical stimulation, as well as human companionship, socialization and training. Furthermore, these do not stop with puppyhood but need to continue neuro assessment physiotherapy through their entire life. German shepherds are an exceptionally intelligent breed, therefore they need the mental and physical stimulation in order neuro assessment physiotherapy to keep them from becoming bored and potentially destructive and/or developing behavioral problems. General:

• there are significant differences between the various genetic lines: west german show lines, west german working lines, east german show and working lines, czech, dutch, american, american show lines and backyard bred dogs all differ in neuro assessment physiotherapy terms of their original purpose. The average companion dog owner, for example, is not likely to want a german shepherd out of neuro assessment physiotherapy lines bred with the intention of pursuing schutzhund, bomb detection or border patrol.

It is a widely held belief that if you get neuro assessment physiotherapy a very young puppy it can be molded to your neuro assessment physiotherapy existing household thereby assuring a strong bond and success within neuro assessment physiotherapy your pack. This is particularly prevalent in families with children. In reality, there is ALWAYS an element of risk with ANY puppy; you will not know what you really have with respect neuro assessment physiotherapy to health and core temperament until that dog is mature. Bringing a puppy up from an early age does not neuro assessment physiotherapy guarantee a good fit. In general, german shepherd dogs of any age acclimate very well to neuro assessment physiotherapy new environments in which their needs are met.

• folks in their 60’s to 80’s are all different, as are their lifestyles, health and activity levels. Generally speaking, however, we prefer not to place very young german shepherd dogs neuro assessment physiotherapy or puppies with the elderly. We ask that you seriously consider the dog’s needs and be realistic as to how well you neuro assessment physiotherapy are able to fulfill them. Please give thought to any physical challenges, as well as your ability to accommodate the dog’s need for exercise, training and socialization. What might have worked very well in the past may neuro assessment physiotherapy not be quite the same now. Life changes occur more frequently as we age. Keeping the dog’s best interest in mind usually results in a successful neuro assessment physiotherapy placement. The majority of younger german shepherds require more than just neuro assessment physiotherapy walks in the neighborhood. Mature dogs, however, might be more closely matched to your activity level and neuro assessment physiotherapy schedules along with less disruption to your routine which generally neuro assessment physiotherapy equates to a happier owner and dog. Some helpful further readings: