German Shepherd training can be very tough if you don’t know what you are doing. Dogs are specifically rowdy and bothersome, making them even more difficult to train. Hopefully, the suggestions on this article will help you get a better understanding of how you can get your furry friend under control starting now.
To train a dog, German Shepherd or any other dog breed for that matter, careful thought is needed by the owner. Before you start to train a dog, one should plan out the strategies appropriate for the breed, when and where the training ought to be done and the goals of training.
Begin potty training your new pup immediately. Take the puppy to the designated toilet area in your backyard once he wakes up in the morning, after eating, after a nap and before bedtime. Pick a particular command that indicates he ought to relieve himself. When he does, do not forget to praise him highly, and offer a treat as a reward.
Aside from house training, all dogs must be taught the basics of obedience training not only to keep them safe but to protect people and other animals to which they’re exposed. Begin teaching your furry companion how to sit, stay, heel, come and understand the word “no” as soon as he is old enough to be trained. Even the calmest dog may suddenly start to chase a car, a bike, a cat or a squirrel. Giving the command “no” or “come” should stop the dog in his tracks and prevent him from getting hit by a car or endangering the person or animal he’s chasing. Some dogs usually jump on people as a way of welcoming them, but this could be dangerous to young children or elderly people who aren’t steady on their feet. Telling your furry friend to “sit” and “stay” removes this concern. A well-trained dog not only makes a pleasant companion but also lowers the risk of accidental injury to himself or others.
Be patient. As you are consistent in your training and the dog learns what you expect, you’ll gradually see progress. Praise your pet dog for improvements and try to make training sessions a positive time to enjoy with the dog. As the dog learns that you give rewards and praise for quick obedience, encouraging outcome ought to follow.
End all of your German Shepherd training sessions with a command that you know that he can do and reward him for his effort. Giving him a task or command you are sure that he can do allows you to reward him without confusing him.