Last ‘preach’ for a while, I promise! The gist of this one is don’t pick a dog breed based on cute dogs you see on IG!
Building a bit off of yesterday, and things you don’t see behind the scenes. You don’t see how much work having a German Shepherd is! I have had lots of people ask where I got Jax, or say they now love the idea of having a GSD that looks just like him. And I love that people love him, and I think shepherds are an amazing breed. BUT, you need to do your research first. My life is totally different now that I have Jax in it. He requires a huge amount of daily exercise. This includes waking up early, coming home at lunch, and devoting a large portion of my evening to it. His training is a top priority, which is worked on daily. He has a protection instinct that needs to be both encouraged and managed, and is at an age where socialization continues to be very important. I have to be conscious of what activities he’s doing at his age, because of particular health concerns for the breed. My weekends and my world revolve around this guy, and I love it! But if you’re looking for a couch buddy, Jax would not be for you. There are so many amazing breeds out there, and there’s one that will perfectly fit your life. Before getting any of the working breeds, be sure it’s the right fit! I’m not trying to sound like I’m some awesome person who does so much for their dog. I do what he needs, and honestly he doesn’t give me a choice in the matter. There’s so many other people that I know do more, and I strive to do better for Jax everyday. But once you get a puppy, you’ll love it. And it will be so hard down the road to realize you can’t handle it. So do your research first! I’m certainly no expert, but if you ever have questions about our daily life just let me know.
When your moms bowl is so big it makes for a good swimming pool. 🐾
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How I fell asleep last night 🖤 Stark normally sleeps in his own bed but since I wasn't feeling well (severe muscle spasms 😕) he jumped up and slept beside me. Penny too as always. She has never really seen mama this hurt and didn't like it. What you can't see is I fell asleep with my hand on his hand. Animals are amazing for your mood, health and spirit. 💙💚🐱🐶