German Shepherds are considered to be highly intelligent and loyal dogs. A German Shepherd’s behavior can sometimes be unpredictable. This makes training a German Shepherd difficult, if not impossible. However, there are some things you can do to ensure that your dog has a safe and enjoyable training experience. Below are some of the top dog training tips for German Shepherds.
The first thing you should understand is that your German dog obedience commands should be followed with attention and intensity. Your dog needs to recognize what you are asking him or her to do. If your commands are coming across as whiny, whining or shouting, your dog may think that he or she is being ignored. This will result in more barking. As an alternative, if you tell your dog to stop barking, try saying “No!”
While most people think that German Shepherds are aggressive dogs, they are actually friendly dogs. In fact, according to some dog owners, German dog obedience commands are just as easy to train as other breeds of dog. However, you should know that this does not mean that you should let your dog run rampant when it comes to training. It is important that you gain control. By doing this, you will learn how to control and guide your dog away from negative behavior such as dog eating.
Most puppies and older dogs that are raised by their mothers in the same house, go through what is called socialization. This is the stage where they learn what their place is in the world. During this stage, your German Shepherd puppy will be able to understand and learn how to behave accordingly in public settings. You need to take note, however, that it is not pleasant to have your dog sitting on your lap all the time. So, while your puppy is still a relatively young age, you need to allot time for him to get familiar with his surroundings and people.
Socialization also involves being able to deal with other animals and people in the vicinity of your dog. Your dog can’t just bark at every single person or animal that he meets along the way. You should allow him to be around other people and animals but don’t permit him to make unnecessary barking or nipping at strangers. Socialization will require that your dog learn how to differentiate between who is a stranger and who he should be approaching.
As far as the issue of barking or nipping at strangers goes, it is actually a result of fear. It is natural for your dog to be afraid of strange men or animals. When you socialize your dog to these strangers, he will eventually learn to bark or nip only at those people or animals that he should trust. You can use this as a form of protection from potential aggressors as well.
The last thing that should be considered is that, if you want your puppy or dog to stop barking in the middle of the night when you are trying to sleep, then you must teach him commands that will allow him to go to sleep in a situation where he might not be allowed to bark. There are many tricks that you can teach your puppy that will allow him to go to bed when he is not allowed to bark. This can be done by having a friend or family member remain outside your house, while you are asleep, while you leave the house, during the entire time that your dog is awake.
These German dog training dvds can take about 2 weeks to complete, depending on the level of training that you are doing with your dogs. You will notice that they come with excellent instruction manuals and that they also have plenty of resources for you to look through. I recommend that you purchase one of these DVDs even if you have never done dog training before because you will soon discover how easy it can be to train your German Shepherd to behave properly.