Hi guys! Weather forecast says 113 today. Ugh.
Dogs are a lot of work and German Shepherds can be pretty high energy. They need a lot of play and exercise. If you want a big dog that is low key, I've heard Greyhounds can be pretty calm. Otherwise, German Shepherds are great dogs. But as Jennifer said, all dogs are a lot of work. When Nero was a puppy it was almost like having a baby. Housebreaking is the worst but with a smart dog it should go pretty fast. Gwennie wasn't very smart and she was very difficult to teach anything. German Shepherds are very smart and trainable. I've never had one but my dad used to raise Belgian Sheepdogs, which are quite similar. The big thing is you don't want the dog to get bored.
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