German Shepherd Dog Blog

A Couple of Bumps Turns to Serious Stuff for Riley

bumps inside Riley's top left lip

Well, it seems our Riley is bound and determined to suffer from anything and everything medical that German Shepherds are susceptible to. Our guy just can’t seem to catch a break. His newest medical malady started with what appeared to be a couple of bumps inside his top lips (see photo). There were two of them, one on each side and in almost exactly the same place on each side. I know that sounds odd, how can a dog get twin bumps in his mouth? We figured were just that he’d poked himself with a bone or other • • •

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A Fence is Like a Rule so Don’t Break the Rules

German Shepherd Private Property No Trespassing sign

I wanted to share an experience we had here not too long ago. I was outside one day and my backyard neighbor called me over to our fence. He wanted me to know that while I was sleeping the day before, the kids who live across the yards were outside playing kick ball. One of the kids has a pretty darn good kicker because he managed to kick the ball into our yard which you’ll just have to trust me on this, is one heck of a kick! His brother decided to go get the ball which meant he • • •

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Help! My Dog is AFRAID of MEN!

scared dog hiding

I received a private email from a gal by the name of Jody asking for some help. She’s concerned because her dog is afraid of men. Since fear is the #1 reason a dog bites, she’s right to be concerned and I give her a lot of credit to try to help her dog overcome his fear, which for me is Jody being a good dog Mom! I’m proud of you, Jody!

Jody Wrote

“We adopted our dog at a year old from a local rescue society. He had an injury on the top of • • •

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Think BEFORE You Bring Your Dog to People Events

crowd of hockey fans in a stadium

It’s becoming very popular to use special events for fund raising and pet adoptions. Rescues and shelters bring adoptable dogs with them in an attempt to try to find them homes, it’s another version of adoption fairs. I commend them for their efforts, but I’m more concerned about the emotional health of the dogs in attendance — both those that need homes and the dogs who’s people bring them to these activities. The most recent event I read about is the Milwaukee Admirals joining up with the Purina company for Purina Dog Day where they’re currently • • •

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