German Shepherd Puppy Training

German Shepherd Puppy Training - Tips and Tricks

german shepherd puppy trainingGerman Shepherd puppy training is a great experience for everyone involved. German Shepherds are bred to be obedient, and they are very intelligent.

There is really no limit to what you can train them to do!

Your German Shepherd puppy training starts off like it does with any other dog. You need to house train them if they're going to be indoors, and you need to crate or kennel train them. You'll be amazed at how quickly these puppies can pick up on what you're trying to teach them!

If you have ever tried to train a different breed, you'll notice an immediate difference when you're working with a German Shepherd puppy. They often get the hang of commands like "Sit," "Stay," and "Lay Down" in a couple tries!

However, keep in mind that all dogs are different and if your little Shepherd doesn't get a command quickly, be patient. They will learn.

German Shepherd Puppy Training - Exercise is Very Important

Your German Shepherd puppy training will go very smoothly if you give your little dog plenty of exercise. Shepherds are powerful working dogs and need to be able to run around, do "jobs," and feel like they are being useful.

If you don't exercise your German Shepherd, and don't give them "jobs" to do, they will not do well in their training! They will not be happy.

Since that is the case, you need to make sure you teach your puppy to walk on a loose leash. All you have to do to get them to this point is walk with them when they're not pulling. If they try to pull you, immediately stop. They'll quickly realize that if they want to walk, they have to walk alongside you.

Dog walking harnesses are a good way to go if you're having a hard time teaching your German Shepherd puppy to walk on a loose leash. They won't be able to pull as hard with a harness, which is definitely a good thing considering how strong they are!

In addition to taking your German Shepherd puppy on a lot of walks so they get the necessary exercise, you might play fetch with them too. They'll get a lot of running in this way.

Beyond exericse, you should give your German Shepherd "jobs" to do. Since they are working dogs, they don't feel fulfilled unless they get a task to accomplish. One great thing to do is hide treats or toys for them. They'll have to spend time looking around for them. This can be a lot of fun for your dog and it will help satisfy their need for a duty.

If you make sure to do these things daily, your German Shepherd puppy training will be a breeze!

German Shepherd Puppy Training - More Tips

Here are some more German Shepherd puppy training tips that will make your life and your dog's life a lot easier:

Get your German Shepherd puppy socialized very early on. You want them to be used to being around other dogs and small children. That way, when they grow up to be large and strong, they'll know to be very gentle.

Teach your German Shepherd to stay and wait very early on. It's a valuable thing for dogs to know, especially if you want to be able to take them into your front yard without a leash.

Don't allow your German Shepherd to jump up on you for attention as a puppy. when they get big, they can do a lot of damage and hurt children and elderly people by jumping up. You need to show them early on that when they jump up, they won't get any attention.

Keep your German Shepherd well groomed. They tend to shed quite a bit, and because their fur is so long you have to be careful to constantly check them for any skin problems.

Try to teach them as many commands as you can. Since German Shepherds are such obedient dogs and quick learners, the sky is really the limit with what you can get them to do. They'll really excel if you continue to train them and teach them new tricks.

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