1GirlTwinBoys Posted September 9, 2012 Share Posted September 9, 2012 We just brought our new family member home Thursday night.:) He's 4 1/2 months old and really sweet. I have a few questions that I wanted to ask from those experienced GS owners. He's very easy going and not easily spooked at all. BUT, I've noticed that he HATES the broom and rake. Any time I try to use those he gets upset and starts trying to bark/attack them. Is this normal puppy behavior? How do I get him to not get so worked up when I do these tasks? Other things like the leaf blower, etc... don't bother him at all.:001_huh: He has seen our cats outside and didn't mind when they walked right past him. I think he has a very good temperament. Don't know what his issue with the rake and broom is. Also, he's started trying to hump on my twin boys. After researching last night, I read that he's trying to determine his place in the pack and showing dominance over them. When he tried to do it again this morning, I immediately gave his pincher collar a jerk and yelled "NO". The boys have been told to not let him act this way with them and to immediately push him off and say "NO" as well. Is this the proper way to handle it? Any other suggestions? After I corrected him, he seemed distant from us and went and laid off to himself. I'm assuming this is good and it helped reinforce his place in the pack???? I really want him to be a good family pet, but this is the first time I've had a dog with children. It's been 10 years since I had experience with Dobermans. Any suggestions or advice would be really appreciated.:) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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