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Training German Shepherd Dogs

Train German Shepherds successfully with the secrets to dog training, the package on dog training by Steven Daniels

German Shepherd Dog Training

1. German Shepherd Dog Training The Gentle Way.

German Shepherd dog training is best accomplished by starting early. German Shepherd training must recognize the high energy and herding instinct of these dogs. Negative behavior must be dealt with in a consistent and kind manner, not by slapping, hitting and kicking. Positive behavior must consistently be rewarded both with praise and treats.

Your dog’s behavior may be modified at any time during it’s life. German Shepherd dog training is much easier if started with your puppy. It’s unfair both to the animal and the owner to let problems go unaddressed. Behavior problems lead to frustration for both dog and owner.

2. House Training Your German Shepherd.

If your dog will be inside, house training your German Shepherd puppy is very important. It isn’t just that soiling the house is such a mess, which it is! If your puppy is not house trained fairly quickly, the dog ends up at another home or at least outside. That’s why proper house training is so important.

One method of training your puppy is the crate method. Confine your puppy in a crate or a small area. Puppies usually won’t soil their sleeping area. Frequently remove the puppy to an area for waste elimination. If the puppy does have an accident, you can quickly rush them to the appropriate area. But, remember, accidents will happen, so be patient and consistent. These animals are very smart and will catch on quickly.

3. Biting, Mouthing, And Chewing.

All German Shepherd puppies will bite and chew on body parts and clothes. That’s just what puppies do. But early on, this painful and destructive behavior must be stopped. It must be stopped in the puppy phase.
If – the puppy has a chance to play with other puppies, the playing will naturally teach restraint in biting. With little interaction with other dogs, you must deal with the behavior yourself. One approach is to say “ouch” , which should be easy to do, in response to puppy bites. You can use a pained expression in your voice, but not loud or angry. Then try leaving the room for a short time.

4. Barking And Whining.

Is there a real reason for the barking or whining? Is he or she uncomfortable? Can you determine why? There may be a good reason. Or is this blackmail? Your puppy must be taught to handle isolation and separation. They must not expect to get everything they want.

Spend plenty of time with your puppy so they feel loved and secure. But do not accept excessive noise that is irritating to the human members of the household.

5. German Shepherd Dog Training – Socialization.

A properly socialized puppy is well adjusted and will be a pleasant, valuable companion. Socialization most easily occurs before the puppy is 3 months old. Make sure early experiences are not frightening nor painful. Try some of the following.

Invite friends to meet your puppy.

Invite other pets where possible.

Carry your puppy to places where there are crowds of people.

Take your puppy for short car rides.

Acquaint your puppy with being bathed, brushed – and inspected.

Introduce your puppy to anything and everything you wish them to be around.

There are many German Shepherd dog training “secrets” that professional dog trainers don’t want you to know.

Find all of them here: German Shepherd Dog Training!

Al Bullington writes about rural living and home business topics from his homestead in the country, surrounded by a variety of critters.

By Al Bullington
Published: 6/9/2007

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