After getting your German Shepherd puppy, you soon might want to think about doing some German Shepherd puppy training. The relationship with your dog will only blossom and grow when he knows what you want and you come to understand how he will respond. Keep reading to find out a few hints on how to train your new puppy.
This breed happens to be one of the most popular widely known working dogs available. The German Shepherd breed was developed in the 1800’s by a guy named Max Von Stephanitz also widely known as the father of the German Shepherd breed. While they find itself in many working capacities, it has distinguished itself among others as being the first dog to serve as guidance for the blind. Currently, they reign as one of the most popular dogs in the world.
While being a puppy, the German Shepherd will need to be immediately socialized and trained for obedience intregally. Just the same as other dogs, this breed does not respond very well to harsh or detrimental methods of training. They have been developed to be he learned and very obedient in nature. You’ll need a firm hand during training along with fairness, respect, consistency and praise. This breed has been known to have very good intelligence that helps in various activities like obedience, tracking, ring sport, sniff searching, agility and other competitive tasks. Being a popular working dog, the German Shepherd breed will often find itself involved in search and rescue, police tasks, guidance for the blind and military service work.
Like almost any puppy, they will not be doing many things except for eating, sleeping, and playing around while being of age anywhere up to 21 days. Also at this age, they really don’t care where they go to the bathroom. However, immediately following this age they will look for a place to go to the bathroom that is farther from their regular living quarters. At this time, the German Shepherd puppy will be ready for learning other things like using a crate.
These other things might include a little pre-training including getting your puppy to come when called. There are two things that you want to do in order to get your dog to come. In unison, say in a high-pitched voice “come” along with clapping happily in order to get your puppy’s attention and for him to come to you. Once he arrives, give him plenty of praise. This exercise is basically a precursor for normal training sessions.
You will be prudent to adhere basic tenements of thought for training your puppy. These are some guidelines that will help your whole household consistent with your puppy in order for him to learn quickly. While using these guidelines, continually remember that your puppy will always be learning not just in formal training. Almost every minute of the day your puppy will be using its brain to learn more about you and his surroundings.
You’ll definitely find that training your newly acquired German Shepherd puppy will hold a great deal of enjoyable pleasure for your puppy and you. At all times you should be having an enjoyable time during training. Otherwise, you are either doing something wrong or you need to postpone until the next teaching session.
The pleasure you get from owning and interacting with your German Shepherd during his or her lifetime will be great. Just remember that for it to remain that way, you still need to hold the position of pack leader. Otherwise your dog will soon take on that role which will mean possible problems for your household.