Our GSD gets jealous when my wife and I are intimate.

by Robert
(Montrose, CO)







My wife and I have a 2 year old German Shepherd that is extremely intelligent, he learned at a very early age to open doors in our house both pushing or pulling after unlatching the door he wants into or out of.

He's a wonderful dog with our 4 year old as they are the best of friends.

Our main problem is that when my wife and I are intimate in any way he gets jealous and starts running around, whining, howling and barking or jumping on us until we stop, then he's fine.

If we toss him out of the room, he let's himself back in and if we throw him in the yard he barks and jumps on our bedroom window potentially tearing up the screen.

Has anyone else experienced this?

I've had German Shepherds most of my life and only this one and the previous one has done this, but our current Shepherd is far worse than the last.

As a side note, we have a Black Lab and Lab/German Shepherd mix and neither one of them could care less what my wife and I do.

Any suggestions on how to curb this behavour would be appreciated.


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Feb 14, 2010
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Our GSD gets jealous when my wife and I are intimate.
by: Anonymous

Is he crate trained? Try putting him in the crate when you two decide to have your time together. He would think you've gone to work or something.




Feb 14, 2010
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Jealous German Shepherd
by: Anonymous

Do you have a family friend whom you trust that would maybe take him for a time like you would a child while you worked, so you could have your intimate time?

I know it sounds excessive, but it may be something to think about.

Feb 11, 2010
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by: Anonymous

It's not a protective thing, it's truly a jealousy thing. Tenchi is whining and barking, but his tail is usually wagging.

Blocking the door would make him continue to try and open it and when he couldn't he'd tear up the door frame as he's done to the back patio doors when he wants in and is locked out.

We always do give him plenty of attention, he's loved very much. Unfortunately, he's just overtly jealous.



Feb 10, 2010
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Jealous GSD?
by: Anonymous

It's a well known fact that GSDs are very protective of their family members. He might be afraid that one of you are hurting the other. Try assuring him that you're both fine.

At the same time, GSDs are very attention craving. Try blocking the door with a dresser or something he can't move, and afterwards shower him with attention to show him that he is still loved and importaint to you. This will keep him from feeling as if he doesn't matter anymore.

Feb 07, 2010
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by: Anonymous

We have a female shepherd and she's extremely intelligent. She has even learned to spell.

We had to teach her how not to interrupt us in those moments when we can get some time together. We made her get down off the bed and stay on her dog bed.

Now when we start doing anything she jumps down off the bed and waits until she's sure we are either not going to do anything or we are finished.

The good thing about shepherds is they are extremely loyal, very intelligent, and obedient.


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