• Backing out of a puppy contract?

    Best answer: The best advice is to check with an attorney in your area, many states, countries have different contract rules. As for most of the contracts I have dealt with or seen the deposit just gives you choice of pup, guarantee (within reason, excluding illness or death) delivery of the pup you chose and somewhat... show more
    Best answer: The best advice is to check with an attorney in your area, many states, countries have different contract rules.

    As for most of the contracts I have dealt with or seen the deposit just gives you choice of pup, guarantee (within reason, excluding illness or death) delivery of the pup you chose and somewhat assurance to the breeder you are serious about purchasing and caring for the animal once you pay for it and take possession of it once paid in full. Should you change your mind for whatever reason you loose your deposit, that’s usually standard in contracts unless otherwise stated, or at least in the 2 states I’ve lived in.

    As for the breeders responsibility, once the pup is paid in full and in your possession they give up their rights to it unless future breeding or some stipulation on visitation etc is in the contract and agreeable to both parties, again this can vary from state to state.

    All the good breeders would not force a pup to someone that wanted one and changed their minds for basically whatever reason they give the breeder demands they take the pup. A good breeder cares about their dogs and what happens to them, some do go as far as asking the purchaser for references from a friend or two and a prior vet if they have had dogs or cats before. They are in it for the betterment of the breed not the cash.

    Just my experiences
    15 answers · Dogs · 20 hours ago
  • Do you like fishing?

    Best answer: Yes a lot. My favorite kind of fishing is for trout. I like fishing rushing streams best, I don’t like fishing lakes or rivers.
    Best answer: Yes a lot. My favorite kind of fishing is for trout. I like fishing rushing streams best, I don’t like fishing lakes or rivers.
    17 answers · Fish · 13 hours ago
  • Is it ok if i drive with my dog next to me in the front seat?

    so i have a small car. is it ok if put him in the front seat? its a 2 month old husky? i really want to take her for a drive to a park and a walk sometimes. if it really matters the car is a 2016 ford fiesta s.
    so i have a small car. is it ok if put him in the front seat? its a 2 month old husky? i really want to take her for a drive to a park and a walk sometimes. if it really matters the car is a 2016 ford fiesta s.
    16 answers · Dogs · 16 hours ago
  • What is your opinion about keeping dogs strictly outside?

    Personally I disagree unless the dog was bred into working line because I feel if they are working or strenuously exercised AND having all needs met then they are more likely to adjust to this life style. I know it's legal to allow dogs to live outside but many times I know some develop behavioural issues... show more
    Personally I disagree unless the dog was bred into working line because I feel if they are working or strenuously exercised AND having all needs met then they are more likely to adjust to this life style. I know it's legal to allow dogs to live outside but many times I know some develop behavioural issues which could be caused by social deprivation, I think this is very unfair and no quality of life to give a dog? Especially one which was bred/raised to be a family pet? Opinions?
    15 answers · Dogs · 15 hours ago
  • What does it mean when someone says their dog is smarter than some people?

    Does it mean their dog knows how to talk?
    Does it mean their dog knows how to talk?
    13 answers · Dogs · 9 hours ago
  • Do you havea dog?

    Best answer: I take care of two dogs, however, neither of them belongs to me. One is a Siberian Husky that was found running loose with a severe case of heartworm which my roommate spent a lot of money on for treatment of and fortunately he has survived. The other is a Pit Bull which my other roommate bought from a breeder when... show more
    Best answer: I take care of two dogs, however, neither of them belongs to me. One is a Siberian Husky that was found running loose with a severe case of heartworm which my roommate spent a lot of money on for treatment of and fortunately he has survived. The other is a Pit Bull which my other roommate bought from a breeder when she was 4 months old. They both are good dogs and well behaved.
    36 answers · Dogs · 3 days ago
  • Are dogs typically smarter than cats?

    25 answers · Dogs · 2 days ago
  • My dog continually limps, it seems too be the top of her right leg (shoulder) area.... What could it be?

    A few months ago it randomly started so we took all the balls away from the backyard and even through months (2-3) of rest (No heavy Running or playing) she still is limping.
    A few months ago it randomly started so we took all the balls away from the backyard and even through months (2-3) of rest (No heavy Running or playing) she still is limping.
    17 answers · Dogs · 2 days ago
  • How do you dispose of cat litter?

    Best answer: i scoop it out of the litter box into little bags tie it up and throw it in the garbage
    Best answer: i scoop it out of the litter box into little bags tie it up and throw it in the garbage
    16 answers · Cats · 1 day ago
  • Why is the Pharaoh Hound so expensive?

    11 answers · Dogs · 14 hours ago
  • What's the dog breed ?

    What's the dog breed ?

    12 answers · Dogs · 23 hours ago
  • How can I stop my obsession with dogs?

    Best answer: You don't need to stop loving & working & talking dog. I was an independent dog rescuer, Keeping as many as the zoning limit would allow, 5. I took in large & extra large dog for about 50 yrs. Many times I was over the limit & had to hide dogs from Animal Control. I love big dogs & so... show more
    Best answer: You don't need to stop loving & working & talking dog. I was an independent dog rescuer, Keeping as many as the zoning limit would allow, 5. I took in large & extra large dog for about 50 yrs. Many times I was over the limit & had to hide dogs from Animal Control.

    I love big dogs & so many rescues are not equipped with space for them. I went to a dog training school to become a dog trainer, I trained for many yrs, then learned how to do all breed Dog Grooming & specialized with dogs with behavioral problems.

    I don't think I am obsessed, just VERY passionate about dogs. My whole life has been for the dogs. People get upset with me too, especially if I tell them something about their dog they don't believe. Frustrating when you try to help a dog & its owner is ignorant.
    11 answers · Dogs · 21 hours ago
  • Can I feed just canned food to my Husky?

    I have a husky who loves canned food but refuses to eat kibble, even if I mix the two she spits out the kibble. My vet and I are worried because she is super skinny. My vet has given me many ways to try to get her to eat and has done blood work and other tests to make sure she is other wise healthy. My vet has not... show more
    I have a husky who loves canned food but refuses to eat kibble, even if I mix the two she spits out the kibble. My vet and I are worried because she is super skinny. My vet has given me many ways to try to get her to eat and has done blood work and other tests to make sure she is other wise healthy. My vet has not said anything about strictly canned food, mostly because I have not asked. Her follow up appointment is in two weeks on her new high protein diet that she won’t eat. I went and got a bunch of canned food (stews only) and I don’t think I’ve ever seen my husky eat so fast (or the whole bowl). So is this safe? Or should she have kibble in her diet still?
    11 answers · Dogs · 22 hours ago
  • Why is my 5 month old German Shepherd biting worse??

    Best answer: ● "Why is my 5 month old German Shepherd biting worse??" Because you haven't a clue about how to raise & train a puppy. You didn't even think to tell us how old he was when you got him, which training club you have been in since he reached 18-to-22 weeks old. So I was forced to HOPE that your... show more
    Best answer: ● "Why is my 5 month old German Shepherd biting worse??"

    Because you haven't a clue about how to raise & train a puppy.
    You didn't even think to tell us how old he was when you got him, which training club you have been in since he reached 18-to-22 weeks old. So I was forced to HOPE that your earlier questions would provide information.They show that you STARTED :
    😝1: with a pup from a WRONG SOURCE (if you had got it from a reputable breeder or a genuine rescue group, you would have asked THEM your questions).
    😝2: with a WRONG pup - your 2 months ago question was "How can I get my puppy to pee outside if hes scared?" - which COULD mean that he was 3 months old before you got him. Pups should be rehomed at 7-through-9-weeks-old while they are in the "calm, confident & curious" stage. NEVER re-home a pup while it is in the 13-through-17-weeks-old "need security" period. Plus GSDs are NOT ALLOWED TO BE SCARED; and
    😝3: you haven't even bothered to HOUSE-train him yet, nor worked out how to get him to Come when called! Instead, 7 weeks later (= last week), you asked "Why does my dog run away from me when I try to get the leash on him?" AND chose totally the wrong answer to reward with BA points. There were just TWO worthwhile answers to that question.

    And NOW you realise:

    ● "My puppy lunges at me and bites hard if I’ve told him no or if I lay back on the couch or if I sit on his level. I’ve tried the yelp which seems to make things worse he bites even harder and I’ve tried to get up and ignore him but he doesn’t seem to care and when he keeps lunging at me I put him on his back and try to get him to calm down, once he calms down I let him up but then again he attacks me."

    Nowhere do you say anything USEFUL there. Indeed, the so-called "alpha roll" you describe is STUPID! Only an alpha pooch should use that... and should be prepared to fight to the death if it doesn't work.

    ● "It’s very frustrating and I’m not sure what else I can do because it doesn’t seem like he’s learning,"

    Oh, he's LEARNING - but he sees no reason to learn what YOU want him to do. When you squeal, that is pleasing to puppy ears. When you ignore him and try to move away, you delightfully present 2 moving-away Achilles tendons for him to grab - canids are predators "wired" to attack from behind, and to hamstring larger prey that is fleeing. So he is learning that HE is the one in control, not YOU.

    ● "the biting never stops unless there’s a toy in his mouth."

    At LAST - you've noticed something relevant.
    💥 So how long does a toy LAST before it bores him? Children get involved with imagining that their toys are real cars, real children, etc. But DOGS need the toy to keep moving, to make it interesting. And YOU are the one that should be controlling its movements.

    💀 NOWHERE have you mentioned any REWARDS that you use. Instant high-pitched PRAISE the SECOND he does something desirable is essential. A deep slow throat-growl is required when the dog's action is disapproved of.
    I'm male, and my litters have stopped trying to grab me by 6 weeks old - however, they remain perfectly happy to grip a couple of my fingers so that I can control their speed & direction for a friend to see and give me their opinion of that wee pup's firmness & gait.
    👍🏻 You should immediately follow "good" behaviours with rewards - RUBS between the front legs or on the croup or the base of the ears (just as different humans have different preferences, so do dogs. LEARN your dog's preferences); games such as ball-fetch or tug-o'-war; tidbits such as pea-sized bits of hard cheese, baked liver or baked hot-dog. DO NOT STICK TO A SINGLE REWARD - vary them so that the dog knows when praised that he WILL got a reward, but doesn't know which one it will be.

    ● "I would like to be able to sit with my dog without him deciding to attack me."

    Whether that is a REASONABLE desire depends on your idea of "sit with".
    💀 You should NOT be sitting down where the dog is to lie/sit/stand. He should NOT be up on any furniture. Superior altitude indicates - to dogs - superiority.

    [Lorraine], who works in a Rottweiler rescue group, has given excellent advice.

    [CactiJoe]'s "grab their nose" is totally impractical (as is the "hold his muzzle" part of my suggestions in https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index... , but think about the other parts of my advice there) - at 5 months old a GSD's reactions are FAR too fast for a human to do that without getting fanged. But once they HAVE their grip you usually have a brief moment during which to take advantage of alternative grips.

    But, sad to say, I don't believe you will succeed with this dog (probably not with any dog) UNLESS you put the time into getting coached by a competent instructor in a training class, one who can OBSERVE your attempts and your dog's reactions, then start improving whichever of your awareness, body-language, timing, use of the leash, use of praise & rewards, use of voice-tones is most in NEED of improvement that day.
    I shudder about how poorly bred I suspect that your pooch is (the one I'm waiting to be old enough to bring home has this oedigree: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/german_s... ) - but GSDs should always be in the top-10 most-intelligent breeds. Which makes it easy for them to outwit inattentive unthinking humans.

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    😛 To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as
    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GSD_...
    by sending an e-mail about yourself to the Subscribe address on that page.
    The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include actual photos in your posts.
    To find other groups or breeds, type the breed-name into the top field of
    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir
    then choose a couple of groups to Join - use the group's
    Message History
    on its /info page to make sure that it still has members who are ACTIVE.

    😛 Add
    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/info
    to your browser, so that you can easily look up all sorts of information about dogs, especially GSDs. It is an "encyclopaedia" group (to which members can ask for new sources to be added), not a discussion group.

    King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    12 answers · Dogs · 1 day ago
  • How to get my dog to stop barking so much?

    i have a 4 year old (almost 5 year old) dog and he is honestly the sweetest dog you will ever meet. however, whenever i walk him he barks and lunges at other dogs and no matter what i try, i can't get him to stop and i end up all scratched up. i have literally tried EVERYTHING! i've taken him for training,... show more
    i have a 4 year old (almost 5 year old) dog and he is honestly the sweetest dog you will ever meet. however, whenever i walk him he barks and lunges at other dogs and no matter what i try, i can't get him to stop and i end up all scratched up. i have literally tried EVERYTHING! i've taken him for training, i've ignored him when he barks, i've given him treats trying to get him to stop, i've confronted him about it, i've even put him aside in my room for a time out, but NOTHING ever works. i love him so much but it's so frustrating and i don't know what else to do. i've literally had breakdowns and have cried over how frustrated i feel. if there is anything anyone knows that i can do in order to make him stop, please let me know...i'm desperate.
    10 answers · Dogs · 14 hours ago
  • Why does our dog like to whine at night?

    Best answer: he WANTS attention, and he has learned that EVERY TIME he whines, he gets attention. Just ignore his whines at night when you are ready to go to sleep and he will learn that THOSE WHINES will not get him attention any more.
    Best answer: he WANTS attention, and he has learned that EVERY TIME he whines, he gets attention. Just ignore his whines at night when you are ready to go to sleep and he will learn that THOSE WHINES will not get him attention any more.
    11 answers · Dogs · 1 day ago