German Shepherd Dog Training Tips
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German Shepherd Dog Training Tips


German shepherd dog training tips # 1

The German shepherd can be a great house pet, but you must keep in mind of its ancestry. The German shepherd was developed as a working dog, and if you want to keep it as a pet you must still provide it with training and activity. A bored German shepherd can become very frustrated.

German shepherd dog training tip # 2

Most dog owners use food when training their German shepherd. Food is an easy way of encouraging your German shepherd and a small treat will make it understand that it has correctly performed a task. Try to find a food that your German shepherd likes, but not likes too much. A food that makes your German shepherd highly agitated is not suitable as training treat.

German shepherd dog training tips # 3

One of the first things to learn your German shepherd is to sit on command. This is quite an easy exercise, and in addition to teaching your German shepherd how to sit on command, you will also train it to pay attention to you and your signals. There are several ways of teaching your German shepherd how to sit on command, and I will explain one of the more popular ones. Hold the treat in your hand and bend slightly over your German shepherd. The food should be out of reach, and the hand placed slightly behind the back of your dog's head. The dog will try to see where the treat is, and most German shepherds will naturally sit down in this situation. Clearly say the word “sit” while you perform the exercise. When they dog sits down, you should give it a lot of praise and reward him with the treat. Give the dog the treat while it is still sitting down; don’t force the dog to get up or jump since this can be confusing for the dog. During one training session, you can repeat the exercise 10-15 times to make sure that the dog understands. Remember that young German shepherds have a short attention span and tire easily. Limit the training session to 5 minutes. As the dog grows older, you can gradually increase the length of your training sessions.

German shepherd dog training tip # 4

When you are teaching your German shepherd new things, you should make sure that the surrounding environment is calm. Minimize the amount of distractions. Be calm and avoid unnecessary chatter. The German shepherd must be given opportunity to think and try to figure out the new command without being disturbed.

German shepherd dog training tips # 5

If you are taking care of an older German shepherd, it can have been subjected to more violent and stressful forms of training. This type of dog will need plenty of time to relax before it will realize that you do not intend to punish it when it misunderstands commands. A German shepherd puppy will usually quickly grasp the “sit” command if you use the training technique described above, but an older German shepherd that has been trained by punishments rather than rewards will usually need more time before it fully understands your commands. Just be patient and continue with the exercise.

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