German Shepherd Training
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German Shepherd Training becomes simple enough with the correct dog training information. GSD’s are large powerful dogs, thus you will want to spend extra time on leash training, and the commands leave it, come, and stay, so that you have complete control of your dog; furthermore that they regularly look to you for guidance on how they should act. You must be committed to training and shaping your dog into an upstanding member of society that thoroughly understands his place in the family and society.
To begin training your German Shepherd, establish your alpha position from the moment you bring your new dog or puppy home. Leading as the alpha means that you are always consistent, calm, cool, and collected while enforcing rules and making corrections using a firm but fair attitude. The alpha always acts as though he or she knows that they are in charge.
The best time to begin training your German Shepherd puppy the basics is at around six weeks to eight weeks of age. Once your puppy realizes that you control schedules, toys, mealtimes and all the things he or she cherishes, he or she will respect you as the alpha in the family hierarchy. A positive step has been made when your puppy begins to follow you around the house. This means that he or she is bonding to you. Remember that all family members are above your dog in ranking, and it should remain that way.
Leading as the alpha assists you both in working together towards the goal of understanding the rules of conduct and obedience. Your dog will be at ease when the rules are understood. Put your puppy on a schedule for feeding, potty times, walks and play. Remain in control of toys and play time so that your German Shepherd understands that you control all good things. This is important, because if your puppy doesn’t have this structure early in life, he or she will grow up thinking that they can do as they wish. No matter how wonderful and easygoing your little GSD seems now, most likely that will change with age.
Gradually begin socializing your puppy from the time you bring him or her home. Proper early socialization that continues throughout your puppy’s lifetime will provide you with a well-adjusted dog that is able to handle almost any situation in a calm manner. Early, thorough, and continual socialization is important for your German Shepherd.
You do not want your dog being territorial and wary of strangers, so it is important to expose them early to a variety of situations, animals, people, and places. Socialization benefits you and your dog by providing you both with peace of mind. With good socialization, you can expose your German Shepherd to different situations with the assurance that he or she will look to you for guidance in rules of etiquette for the indoor and outdoor world. Socialization is the foundation for all well-adjusted dogs throughout their lifetimes.
Training a dog does not mean that your dog is supposed to only obey one master, or alpha, they must learn to obey all commands given to them by the entire family and friend circle. In essence, when you are training, and learning to be a trainer, you also need to teach other family members and friends the correct way to issue these commands.
An effective incentive for German Shepherd Training is to make everything you do seem fun. Always refrain from forcing your puppy to do anything they do not want to do. Highly prized treats are usually a great incentive to do something, and you will find that a fun, pleasant, friendly, happy, vocal tone combined with the treats will be ample reward for good behaviors and command compliance. Begin training all new commands indoors. This includes silencing all of your audio-visual devices that act as distractions to dog’s sensitive ears.
German Shepherd Training should always be an enjoyable bonding time between you and your puppy dog. Remember that all dogs are different, and that there is no set time limit for when your dog should learn, understand, and properly obey commands. Always have fun during training, remembering to keep your training sessions short, and stop if either of you are tired or distracted. I always suggest beginning training new tricks or commands in an area of least distraction. I promote starting with rewards based clicker training and ending with vocal and or physical cues for your dog to follow.
If you notice any negative behavioral issues, and are not quite sure if you are offering your dog proper socialization and necessary training, do not hesitate to enter your puppy into a puppy kindergarten class to assist you with training and socialization. Behavioral issues do not have to be present to enroll your dog into a puppy kindergarten; this assistance will benefit the both of you. Properly research the available classes so that their approach matches your own. The time to enroll your puppy is usually around eight to ten weeks of age, and after their first round of shots, although some kindergarten classes will not accept puppies until they are three to four months of age.
Reward good behaviors, but do not reward for being cute, sweet, loveable, or huggable. If you wish to reward your dog, always reward after you issue a command and your dog obeys the command. During your training sessions, be sure to mix it up, add a variety of toys and treats, and do not forget to have fun. Remember to provide them with ample daily exercise to keep them fit, healthy, and to keep behavioral problems away. Provide consistent structure, firm authority, rule enforcement, love and affection, and you will have one heck of a dog for you and your family. Go NOW and Get Your Book on German Shepherd Training
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German Shepherd Facts
Country of Origin: Germany
Other Names: Alsatian (UK), Berger Allemand, Deutscher Schäferhund, Schäferhund
Group: Herding, Pastoral, and Working.
Purpose: Working farm dog, and herding.
Height: Male 60–65 cm (24–26 in) Female 55–60 cm (22–24 in)
Weight: Male 30–40 kg (66–88 lb) Female 23–33 kg (51–73 lb)
Litter Sizes: 5-10
Colors: Solid black, blue, gray, liver, sable, white, black and tan/silver/red and cream or bi-color.
Coat: A thick double coat that requires daily brushing to keep hair from covering your house. Do not over bathe; keep bathing to once per month or longer intervals, this maintains their natural oils that are required for a luxurious coat.
Shedding: Daily shedding and twice seasonally heavy shedding.
Apartment: Yes, they are moderately active indoors, but must be properly exercised.
Temperament: Fearless, alert, courageous, happy, obedient, intelligent, faithful, protective, and loyal.
Exercise: This breed requires two daily long walks, plus extra exercise that provides mental and physical stimulation, or daily work. The more play and exercise they are given the happier and healthier they will be. If not properly exercised they can become destructive, restless and possibly escape to find some entertainment.
Training: Once you have established yourself as the alpha, lead with confidence, fairness, and consistency and you will find them highly trainable, and that they enjoy working. Your dog must respect and know that you will provide and lead in a manner worth following. Owners of GSD’s must be strong willed.
German Shepherd’s are often acquired without any clear understanding of what goes into owning one, and these dogs often end up in the care of rescue groups, and are in need of adoption or fostering. If you are interested in adopting a GSD, a rescue group is a good place to start. I have listed a few below.
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