We know that every dog owner wants the best for their pup! However, with German Shepherds, a few problems can arise, that need addressing to make sure your relationship with your dog is harmonious! It’s easy for bad habits such as incorrect socialising, rewarding the wrong behaviours, and aggressive behaviour to form early on.
German Shepherds are a special breed that needs particular attention and care when it comes to training! But there is so much conflicting information out there, it’s hard for well-meaning owners to know what to do. This can lead to demotivation and giving up on training. Many owners think that attending one puppy class a week is enough for a well-behaved pup. With German Shepherds, this simply isn’t the case! They need consistent, effective training, especially in the first 100 days they spend with you, to grow up into happy, healthy dogs.
German Shepherds have a loyal following of people who simply love them! However, many others perceive them as aggressive or scary, so they don’t have the best reputation. This is especially hard if an owner doesn’t look like they’re in control of their pup! It can lead to comments and stares from strangers and members of the family, who may perceive the dog as a threat, or just don’t understand why you love them so much when they’ve caused so many problems.
We know that this can feel embarrassing, especially when you know your dog isn’t really a monster! For owners, it can be upsetting. You know that this isn’t your dog’s true personality. At home they’re so loving but outside, they can look like a monster. You may be wondering what you’ve done wrong. But don’t worry, with some effort and consistent training, they can become the loving family dog you’ve always wanted, inside and outside of the home.