Senior Shepherds Group

Are you looking for that special companion who adores being with you? One who has wonderful house manners, who can let you finish the Sunday paper but be ready for ride at a moment’s notice? An older dog or senior may be for you!

HollingSeniorShep

Holling was a GSRNE fellow. At age 12-13 he began to experience some challenges that are common to senior dogs. Let’s exchange information and learn about experiences with our older dogs.

Consider this: older dogs whose lives have been disrupted in their later years have so much love to give and like nothing better than giving it. They tend to rely heavily on their owner for companionship and therefore bond very quickly. The desire to return the companionship given to them is very strong.

Older dogs, in most cases, do not have the same exercise requirements as their younger counter-parts, though depending on their age, they can still enjoy long walks or a good game of ball.

They have gone through the chewing and destructive stage long ago, and want nothing more than a warm pair of feet to lie next to or a soft lap or bed to snuggle on. Their daily walks can be therapeutic for *both* dog and owner!

Older dogs have the benefit of mellow age to help them focus and can often be more easily trained than their younger counterparts- they know what “no” means, how to get along with others, to be a part of the pack.

The joys of owning an older or senior dog will greatly outweigh the effort involved, as will the extra years of companionship gained.

Senior Shepherd Group on Yahoo

 

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