People often talk of the importance of socializing your puppy, but what exactly does that mean? And how does one put it into practice? This article will help to explain exactly what socialization is and how to implement it to minimize behavioural problems later in life and to ensure that
Although bathing your German Shepherd too often will dry out his coat and skin, an occasional bath or shower is necessary to remove dust and dirt and maintain a healthy shiny coat. German Shepherds that live most of their time outdoors will require bathing every six weeks or more, depending
German Shepherds are extremely adaptable. Nothing proves this more than the fact that they are able to, not only learn a language that is completely foreign to their own, but that they are also able to understand our human body language. English is a second language for our German Shepherds.
One of the biggest issues people come to me with is that their German Shepherd jumps. Jumps on them, their children, visitors, and people at the park. It is normal for German Shepherds and puppies to jump and they usually do it for a few reasons. German Shepherds love attention,
I have been holidaying at the beach over the past few weeks. Yesterday, I met a lovely lady on my regular jaunt to the local dog beach. This lady had a one-year-old bitza that she rescued from the pound a few months ago. Naturally Ben (my almost four-month-old puppy) and her
Being able to have your German Shepherd inside with you creates many opportunities for bonding. Simply having your German Shepherd close by, to pat, or play with, can be a real calming influence in your life. Before you get to this point though, you need to house train your German Shepherd.
Dogs know how to count. If you give your dog one piece of food for each behaviour, over a short time they will learn that they are only ever going to get one piece. The problem with this is that you will end up with a dog that does what
Phew, I am so tired. I had forgotten how exhausting having a puppy is. The first few weeks home for your new dog is such an intense time. There is so much to teach them and you really need to be on your toes to develop good habits in your dog. I
For me, one of the most enjoyable aspects of owning a German Shepherd is watching them run at full stretch. It’s so easy to see the joy in your dogs’ face when they are able to have free access to a large space. Imagine what that would feel like. Dogs spend the vast
German Shepherds live in our world, a world that mainly relies on spoken word and lots of rules that differ between individuals. I always marvel at how dogs have been able to adapt to the restrictions we have placed upon them. Behaviours that often fly in the face of what they were