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Thank you all so much for your kind thoughts. Carsten is doing somewhat better. He is more mobile now on his own without falling and smashing into things. He still whines a lot which I think is because he still feels funny. I hope it will continue to improve. He goes to the vet in another week or so to get his Phenobarb levels checked again and a CBC and CMP to make sure everything else is alright with the new meds on board. I am hopeful to never again see him seize like that, it was horrid and I wouldn't wish it on my worse enemy. If I had one.
 

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aww bless him it's sounds rather ptyfull to hear a dog not happy,breaks your heart.
i wish him a speedy recovery.and kudos to you for loving him so much.
 

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aww bless him it's sounds rather ptyfull to hear a dog not happy,breaks your heart.
i wish him a speedy recovery.and kudos to you for loving him so much.

Thank you so much. Besides the whining, he is a very easy to love dog.






Funny, intelligent and sweet what more could anyone ask for in a dog? Answer, Healthy
 

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OMG he is adorable,but don't tell him i laughed at him in glasses.
 

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OMG he is adorable,but don't tell him i laughed at him in glasses.
Ha Ha, I wouldn't dare. He was reading the "owner's guide to Rottweiler's" A friend of mine wanted a Rottie and I have had them forever but wanted her to read something about them before making a decision based on my dogs. Mine are so very socialized and they can be quite different if not properly socialized. Carsten was doing a pre-read of the book. ha ha

Here is another one of my favorites mostly due to the memory. This was Simon's (the baby" first time standing and letting go. He pulled up on Carsten, then tried to let go, it was a matter of a second and he lost his balance, he grabbed Carsten's collar but was already mid fall so he flipped around in front of Carsten and just hung there. Carsten being the gentle giant that he is very slowely laid down until Simon was laying flat on the floor in front of him and we (my sister and I ) could help him. This boy is worth his weight in Gold and then some.





The second picture is too close because I was already trying to prevent the fall that was coming. h a ha
 

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wow what a special dog.
my sister has a rescued one,was as skinny as a ferret when she got him,but he's doing well.
only problem is the rescue think he was trained to attack with a german command,
but they never found out what it was :shock:
but he's a friendly young man,and apparently cries when we leave after a visit,he
sits by the front door.
 

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wow what a special dog.
my sister has a rescued one,was as skinny as a ferret when she got him,but he's doing well.
only problem is the rescue think he was trained to attack with a german command,
but they never found out what it was :shock:
but he's a friendly young man,and apparently cries when we leave after a visit,he
sits by the front door.

He must like you a lot. The wonderful thing about training is that you can always train something new. Training a dog to attack is just foolish and is often what gets people in trouble. I have been asked thousands of times if I trained my dogs to attack so they can guard my house properly. I wouldn't bother. My dogs are friendly, social and gentle but if they needed to do something, I have no doubt in my mind they would do so. Trying to train any dog to be vicious is just stupid. IMO

The German word for attack is "Angriff"
 

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thanks on the Angriff ! i'll tell her.
he's such a softy,i think he knows i always spoil him with biscuits when i see him lol
 

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The German word for attack is "Angriff"
She might want to look up a couple of "stop", "heal", "cease and desist" type of words too! Before she tries it. Just sayin... And get any kids out of the room! :shock:
Scary to think this kind docile creature could explode into something terrible with one word..... and not knowing the word. Why do people do that?
 

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She might want to look up a couple of "stop", "heal", "cease and desist" type of words too! Before she tries it. Just sayin... And get any kids out of the room! :shock:
Scary to think this kind docile creature could explode into something terrible with one word..... and not knowing the word. Why do people do that?


Hier! Which is used for "come"

Nein! Which is used for "No!" Some people will use the word Pfui!/Bad dog

Fuß! (foos) which is for "heel"

Platz! Which means "place" used for down on command

Aus! Which means "let loose" You should know that one just in case. ha ha

The only reason I know these is I had several dogs trained in German over the years. Chances are this dog was trained by an idiot since a smart dog person wouldn't do that. It is very doubtful that the dog will just go nuts for no reason. If they have questions about this dogs temperament it shouldn't be around children anyway. Retraining is a good thing anyway.
 

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Yes very true. It's not likely around children if they can't trust it. lol
I'm impressed by the German tho!!
 

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I'm pretty rusty, and my spelling is prolly off (I didn't often write out the commands for my dog. :lol:) but to add a few... "suche" for search. This would be a fun skill! And "bleib" for stay. And "sitz" or "sitzen". That one's prolly self explanatory. :-D
I would recommend kenneling the dog before trying anything. But, honestly, I don't know that any dog would respond to an attack command without proper context and a "bad guy" present. I know I'd be a little confused in that situation, if I were the dog. :lol:
 

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her children are fully grown,so i think it's all good.:-D
but yeah,why do people ruin dogs....makes no sense.
 

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her children are fully grown,so i think it's all good.:-D
but yeah,why do people ruin dogs....makes no sense.
With Rottweiler's, Pit Bulls, Dobes, Shepherds, it is often the Thug mentality. My dog is tougher then your dog, thing. People think it is funny to have a dog that they can Sic on their friends or scare people with.

I have admittedly had dogs trained to do this

But keep in mind this "noise" is just noise and the dog is not being trained to attack, just verbalize. This is a command no different then a "sit" or "down" or "high five" If you were a bad guy thinking of breaking into my house at the door and a dog was doing this, would you still push your way in? Likely not. This dog however, is perfectly safe around people of all ages and sizes as it knows nothing of attack work. It is just a game for treats.
 

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friend of mine had a collie,and she used to say to him *nangs nangs* and he would do the same.:shock:
 

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No I'm not going in the house if that Rotti is there! Grrrrrr!!! Great trick!!
 

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I have an 8 year old american bulldog (scott, looks like a pit) that is super highly trained in a variety of tasts...

Sit - he just looks at you, unless you have treats.
stay - he actually does.. if he wants to
speak - he just looks at you
come - he just looks at you, unless he wants attention
attack - he just looks at you
paw (or high five) - he sits, because he thinks youre going to give him a treat
roll over - he just looks at you
play dead - he does just fine, but while looking at you

hike, and ride, gets him into a frenzy :lol:

funny thing is other dogs on the hiking trail or at the park wont let their dogs near him because he looks like a big beast. My 2 yo nephew lets buster drag him all over the house by hanging on his harness :)
 

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hows carsten doing ?
No more seizures, at least nothing major. We have wondered about his leg shaking when he plays with his friend "Fuzz" during the play dates. A couple of times, he would come by me, sit down and then his leg would be shaking like crazy. He was also salivating so... wondered if it was a miniature seizure? His meds are at the right level according to last Fridays blood test so.. we will stay here for some time and see how things go.

Now I am dealing with his digestive issues which seem to have gotten worse again. So frustrating. His father is the number one Rottweiler in the US. Mother a champion. Scary... IF it is epilepsy, how many others?
 

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No more seizures, at least nothing major. We have wondered about his leg shaking when he plays with his friend "Fuzz" during the play dates. A couple of times, he would come by me, sit down and then his leg would be shaking like crazy. He was also salivating so... wondered if it was a miniature seizure? His meds are at the right level according to last Fridays blood test so.. we will stay here for some time and see how things go.

Now I am dealing with his digestive issues which seem to have gotten worse again. So frustrating. His father is the number one Rottweiler in the US. Mother a champion. Scary... IF it is epilepsy, how many others?
Aww I hope he is doing better. With such a bloodline like that you wouldn't expect these kinds of problems :( Best of luck!
 
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