German Shepherd Training Tips

Training a Young Dog

At the age of four months and over a puppy is no longer regarded  as a young dog. During this stage in the dogs life its behaviour will differ from well behaved to mischievous and destructive. 

German Shepherd's are naturally energetic and very active and so they have large amounts of energy. The excessive amounts of energy can cause havoc during training sessions. The dog will not want to learn or it will want to play.

If the dog chooses not to listen and disobey commands then action should be taken.
A sharp "No!" accompanied by a clap of the hands or the loud tap of a folded newspaper will do the trick with most dogs. A light smack with your hand on the rump of the dog will cause the dog to reframe from bad behaviour.

Young German Shepherd

Young German Shepherds need lots of love and loads of exercise.

Always remember that disobedience must be punished immediately. No matter how well trained your puppy or young dog is, it will not always obey every command instantly. Dogs, too, have their moods. Don't forget that your dog's world differs largely from yours. It's world consists mostly of smells and sounds. Your German shepherd is bound to get entirely different impressions of its surroundings than you do. For example if you throw a stick for it to retrieve in the dark of night, its nose and ears will probably guide it to the stick; and it will bring the stick back.

Your sensitivity and ability to understand the dog's point of view are just as important in training your German shepherd dog as are patience and consistency that is required.

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