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A GREAT DANE MAY NOT BE RIGHT FOR YOU
If I were considering buying or adopting a Great Dane



Great Danes are a sociable breed that needs companionship. they don't do well when left alone. To build their confidence and promote a stable temperament, young Great Danes MUST be taken out into the world more frequently than most other breeds.

Obedience training is essential, but Great Danes are also very sensitive and should be trained with cheerful methods. Harshness only confuses them and makes them distrustful.

The proper amount of exercise can be difficult to regulate in giant breeds. Young Great Danes need enough exercise to keep them lean and healthy, but not so much that their soft growing bones, joints, and ligaments become over-stressed and damaged.

If you have small children, or if you or anyone who lives with you is elderly or infirm, be aware, young Great Danes (up to about three years old) jump and play with great enthusiasm, knocking things and people over.

Some Great Danes are peaceful with other pets, while others are dominant and pushy.

Without enough socialization, some Great Danes become fearful of strangers, which can lead to defense biting. Most however, have protective instincts toward strangers. They need extensive exposure to friendly people so they learn to recognize the normal behaviours. Without careful socialization, they may be suspicious of everyone.

Great Danes are not pushovers and raising and training can be a challenge, some are willful, and want to be the boss and MUST be shown, that you mean what you say, CONSISTENCY is paramount..


BE PATIENT, CONSISTENT and UNDERSTAND we are teaching a dog to be ABNORMAL.

What we want from dogs are behaviours which are ethologically incompatible with their evolution as a species.

We like dogs, but not their “dogginess.”

Normal dogs end up in shelters for just this reason.

Abnormal dogs get to stay in their homes.

What we want in a pet dog is abnormal behaviour.

We want a creature which has evolved for millennia as a hunter to act like prey doesn’t matter.

We want dogs to like every dog and person they meet. We want dogs to be silent animals.

We want dogs to walk politely on a loose leash, even though our walking pace is comparatively very slow.

We want dogs to never bite, no matter what, even when they are harassed, abused, and neglected.



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