might arise while training your German Shepherd and these problems need
to be sorted out properly. To ensure that your dog is not hurt or
emotionally abused during disciplinary troubleshooting, make sure you
follow the rules of dog training.
The obedience exercises mentioned in the obedience
training part 3
more advanced training. You will have reason for pride when
your dog learns to execute these tasks to perfection. Some dogs will
never be able to do these tasks and this should be accepted by the
feel crushed if your training efforts run into some unexpected snags.
It is not at all unlikely that your German shepherds may not
develop the determination and skill to complete one exercise or another
and persistently refuse to cooperate. If it wears down your nerves to a
frazzle and there is simply no sign of progress, please do not make the
mistake of resorting to force, possibly even beatings, to achieve your
goals. This will only make your dog scared and despondent
which can permanently damage the relationship
between you and your dog.
German Shepherds can get bored if not taken for regular walks and this
can lead to mischievous behaviour.
by scrutinizing your own behavior toward the dog. Are your dog training commands
always unmistakable and unambiguous, and do you wait until your dog has
mastered one lesson completely before going on to the next? Are you
sometimes tense when you work with your dog, or do you let yourself be
distracted? If you find no weaknesses on your side, turn a critical eye
on your dog and its surroundings. Could it be sick? The presence of one
or several bitches in heat nearby will affect a male's behavior.
none of this is the case, your best bet is to turn to your local German
shepherd dog club
for advice. Experienced dog owners often spot the
cause of problems more easily than a novice, and once a problem has
been identified the situation is usually easy to rectify. If your dog
turns out to be sick or if there is even the suspicion of illness you
must take it to a veterinarian.
Remember to care for your
dog and to respect it at all times, otherwise you will not build up a
strong relationship between you and the dog.