Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 12 of 12

    Thread: German Shepard Odd Behavior

    1. Member thescirocco.com's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 15th, 2002
      Location
      Bear, Delaware 19701
      Posts
      7,297
      Vehicles
      Current lineup: 1981 Scirocco S 1984 Rabbit GTI 2006 ZX10
      08-13-2012 05:58 AM #1
      My German Sheperd has some strange behavior when he goes no.2, he will either back up way up into a bush, or bushy area, or straddling a rock, or something and he only does this for No.2.

      Here's


      This is something he's started doing on his own, and it makes it almost impossible to step in it.
      I think it stems from him being punished and mistreated while going no.2 as a puppy.

      ...And yes, I cleaned up after my dog.
      Last edited by thescirocco.com; 09-10-2012 at 03:48 PM.
      The Original Discount Techtonics and Peloquin dealer After 11AM to 11PM 3O2.832.8989, Text anytime 3O2.8989.O51
      Hit me up on Facebook: Peter Leif Lindvall, and my back-up email is peterthescirocco@gQQgle mail

    2. Senior Member Hostile's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 29th, 2002
      Location
      NoVA
      Posts
      29,216
      Vehicles
      '15 STi & '13 GTI
      08-13-2012 09:18 PM #2
      We discussed this in OT, German toilets have poop shelves. Obviously your dog takes this very seriously and is just abiding by his heritage..

    3. 08-17-2012 04:59 PM #3
      Well, depending on the circumstances of being punished for something a dog believes is perfectly natural will confuse them.

      You say he just started doing this on his own; does this imply you've had the dog before this behavior started occurring?

    4. 08-19-2012 12:47 PM #4
      That's awesome, so instead of ppl stepping into it, now when they sit on the rock. Surprise surprise.

    5. Moderator Harv's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 31st, 2004
      Location
      PA
      Posts
      17,539
      Vehicles
      Land Rovers - Audi
      08-19-2012 02:18 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by thescirocco.com View Post
      I think it stems from him being punished and mistreated while going no.2 as a puppy.
      There's your answer.

      My guess is the former owner would scold your dog for going 2 in the grass (or large areas of similar flooring i.e. carpet). So he thinks that hiding it will not get him scolded since it's not on the grass or carpet.

      Is this a problem he's doing this, or just an inquiry as to why?

    6. Member thescirocco.com's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 15th, 2002
      Location
      Bear, Delaware 19701
      Posts
      7,297
      Vehicles
      Current lineup: 1981 Scirocco S 1984 Rabbit GTI 2006 ZX10
      08-21-2012 03:49 PM #6
      It's more of a query as to if this is common with German Shepherds.

      I'm thinking the craigslist crack heads, that I bought the dog from, obviously punished the dog for going no.2...

      Unless, this is a German Sheperd thing...

      He also prefers privacy, while he's going...

      Thanks for all the replies!
      Last edited by thescirocco.com; 09-10-2012 at 03:46 PM.
      The Original Discount Techtonics and Peloquin dealer After 11AM to 11PM 3O2.832.8989, Text anytime 3O2.8989.O51
      Hit me up on Facebook: Peter Leif Lindvall, and my back-up email is peterthescirocco@gQQgle mail

    7. Moderator Rockhead261's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 5th, 2004
      Location
      Brewster, New York
      Posts
      3,966
      Vehicles
      '75 Eldorado vert, '13 Sierra Denali CC D/A, '11 Outback 3.6R
      08-25-2012 12:55 AM #7
      I have nothing to contribute to the thread, however my OCD demands I point out that there is no such thing as a German Shepard or Shephard. They are only German SHEPHERDS.
      Cary

      '13 Sierra Denali 2500 CC D/A
      '11 Outback 3.6R
      '12 FLHTCUI
      '75 Eldorado ragtop

      Forum Rules

    8. Member
      Join Date
      May 8th, 2002
      Location
      Plano, TX
      Posts
      6,440
      Vehicles
      2012 Fiat 500, 1984 VW Vanagon, 2007 Kia Rondo
      08-25-2012 08:25 PM #8
      I've had several German Shepherds and they never did this. So no, it's not just a German Shepherd thing

    9. Member thescirocco.com's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 15th, 2002
      Location
      Bear, Delaware 19701
      Posts
      7,297
      Vehicles
      Current lineup: 1981 Scirocco S 1984 Rabbit GTI 2006 ZX10
      09-10-2012 03:44 PM #9
      Hehehe, I had a feeling...

      Is your sheperd sensitive about having his paws handled, or have a problem with having his nails cut?

      Hund's nails are getting worn down to a perfect length, just from being an active dog, and ~2 mile daily walk.

      I have an acquaintance, that has a german sheperd about the same age, and his nails are too long. This sheperd is also funny about having his paws handled... The nails are too long, because they hardly walk him, and they're afraid to trim his nails.
      The Original Discount Techtonics and Peloquin dealer After 11AM to 11PM 3O2.832.8989, Text anytime 3O2.8989.O51
      Hit me up on Facebook: Peter Leif Lindvall, and my back-up email is peterthescirocco@gQQgle mail

    10. Member thescirocco.com's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 15th, 2002
      Location
      Bear, Delaware 19701
      Posts
      7,297
      Vehicles
      Current lineup: 1981 Scirocco S 1984 Rabbit GTI 2006 ZX10
      09-10-2012 03:48 PM #10
      Thanks for the correction Rockhead, I'm really anal about my spelling, so I really appreciate it!
      The Original Discount Techtonics and Peloquin dealer After 11AM to 11PM 3O2.832.8989, Text anytime 3O2.8989.O51
      Hit me up on Facebook: Peter Leif Lindvall, and my back-up email is peterthescirocco@gQQgle mail

    11. Member pdoel's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 14th, 2001
      Location
      Pittsburgh, PA
      Posts
      10,137
      Vehicles
      2007 Audi A3, 2000 New Beetle 1.8t
      09-10-2012 07:34 PM #11
      That's too funny. I have a dog that I think, does what most humans do, and checks out his poo. Most dogs go out, squat, and it's done. Not him. He's constantly walking around in circles trying to look at it while its coming out. It takes him forever.
      Cyber Green. It's not a color. It's a way of life.

      '00 GLX Cyber Green / Cream, 5sp.

      '12 Mini Countryman S All4 6sp.

    12. Member thescirocco.com's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 15th, 2002
      Location
      Bear, Delaware 19701
      Posts
      7,297
      Vehicles
      Current lineup: 1981 Scirocco S 1984 Rabbit GTI 2006 ZX10
      09-25-2012 12:34 AM #12
      I had a wolf hybrid, Bear, that did something similar...

      He'd stand on hid bad* hind leg, with his good leg sticking out between the 2 front legs when he was a pup, he got hit by a car, and he had to get his thigh popped back into it's socket.)
      It made it close to impossible not to step in poop, with his poop parade.

      * Bear got hit by a car as a puppy, and had to get his leg popped back into socket.

      I have no idea why he would favour the leg, that popped out...
      The Original Discount Techtonics and Peloquin dealer After 11AM to 11PM 3O2.832.8989, Text anytime 3O2.8989.O51
      Hit me up on Facebook: Peter Leif Lindvall, and my back-up email is peterthescirocco@gQQgle mail

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •