German Shepherd Pup

Chewing & Nipping: How To Curb Your Puppy From These 2 Annoying Behaviors We all love our German Shepherd puppies, especially when they are being cute and well behaved. We also adore them even when they are acting out in bad ways with annoying habits. These annoying habits, however, are based on our standards of how they should behave. To our puppies, they are only acting like – well – dogs! But in order to keep the household a safe…

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german shepherd puppy

Behavior Training – How To Change Your Puppy’s Shy, Timid Behavior Are you the proud owner of an extremely shy German Shepherd puppy? This fear-based behavioral characteristic is very common in the toy dog breeds.  However, it’s a known fact that every puppy litter will have a least one shy puppy that will need to be treated a little differently than the rest of the pups. When these shy puppies grow up they can become extremely needy and look towards their…

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positive reinforcement techniques

Why Punishment Training Methods Are Not Effective If you are new to dog ownership and training, you may not realize that there are many different ways of training your German Shepherd dog. If you do a simple online search for dog training methods, you are likely to come up with thousands of results. While there are a number of training methods that are safe and effective, methods involving punishment of the dog are generally not recommended for a variety of reasons….

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Dangers of Muzzles and Choke Collars

Are There Any Dangers of Muzzles and Choke Collars for My Shepherd? There are times in which it may be useful or necessary to use a muzzle or choke collar on your dog, but if you do not know how to properly use them, you could end up seriously injuring your dog. Before using one of these collars on your dog, take the time to learn about the appropriate applications, as well as basic safety precautions. A well trained German…

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housetrain-shepherd-puppy

Should I Use Puppy-Training Pads To Housetrain My Shepherd? When you first bring a new German Shepherd puppy home, one of your first responsibilities is to housetrain him. The sooner you begin housetraining, the sooner you can stop worrying about coming home to find a puddle or pile in the middle of the kitchen floor. When it comes to housetraining, there are a variety of methods to choose from, and one of them is puppy-training pads. Before you choose a…

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stop dog barking

Tips to Stop Dog Barking Many of the behaviors dog owners consider to be undesired are actually completely natural for dogs. Dogs naturally bark when they are excited or scared, so it is not a behavior that you should try to repress entirely. Rather, try to teach your dog when it is appropriate to bark, and reward him for being quiet. Stop Dog Barking Tips All dogs bark. Before you try to stop your dog from barking entirely, it is…

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