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A Big Sweet Boy

This is our black, long haired German shepherd dog, Jax.  He is enjoying his Sunday morning nap.  He has brought so much love and happiness into our lives.

I strive to help those that are scared of him simply because of the way he looks.  I explain that simply because he is a GSD does not automatically guarantee an ill behaved dog.  He does indeed resemble a Wolf – but one has to remember -difficult and aggressive behavior can be attributed to the OWNER, not the DOG. I get so many compliments of how well behaved and sweet he is (yes, I said sweet).

Puppies raised, as Jax was, with boundaries, structure, consistency with training and commands, love and training grow up to be strong and confident dogs.  When we brought him home at 8 weeks of age – we played with his toes, ears, legs, nose, to acclimate him to touch.  I took chew bones away from him as a puppy as he patiently waited for me to return to him.  I put my hands in his food bowl as he ate as well – and he trusted that I would continue to allow him to eat.  I socialized him with humans and canines.  We visited friends, dogs parks, pet stores etc. as he grew more socialized daily.

I love hugging him around his big neck – which always come with a big and sloppy kiss….




About Suzette Brown

My book FEATURED - a "must read" - in the Daily Press newspaper. Suzette Brown highlighted as "local author" -- May 27, 2014. Author of book/memoir - "Alzheimer's Through My Mother's Eyes" - publishing name: Suzette Brown. My real and raw journey of being a caregiver to my Mother for five years. It is available on e-readers, Amazon, Goodreads, Nook, Kindle, etc., as well as soft cover edition on I am very proud of my story - and would be honored for your read and feedback. I hope to change and help lives of caregivers..... Happily married for 30 years to my hubby and best friend - mother of grown 28 year old son, happy with my life - and content. Proud "human" of a Therapy Dog International---we visit Convalescent Centers, Retirement Homes, Assisted Livings, Adult Day Cares, and hospitals. She is an amazing dog - and brings joy and compassion to sick, bedridden, and retired patients. I am so proud of her...... Now, let me hear about YOU .....

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  1. Pingback: A Big Sweet Boy | "Alzheimer's: Through My Mothers Eyes"

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