• German Shepherd Separation Anxiety

    German Shepherd Separation Anxiety – 4 Signs & How To Help

    One of the biggest issues dog owners face is the possibility of their dog developing separation anxiety. German Shepherds are no exception to this, though they are no more or less prone to developing the condition. In fact, it is not well-understood why some dogs develop the disorder while others do not. Part of the difficulty in studying it lies in the fact that it often presents with other medical or behavioural issues. The anxiousness may actually be tied to an underlying medical condition.  Knowing the signs of separation anxiety and understanding its causes can prepare you to deal with the condition if your dog begins to develop symptoms. Catching…

  • How To Discipline A German Shepherd Puppy

    How To Discipline A German Shepherd Puppy?

    You need to learn how to discipline a German Shepherd puppy early on or you might regret it later. Letting your GSD puppy get away with bad behaviors when they are a puppy will carry on with them into adulthood. It is much better to nip them in the bud now so that you have a well-behaved dog later that knows how to act around other people and pets. You want to discipline your German Shepherd puppy by distracting them when they are doing something wrong, redirecting their bad behavior to something more appealing, and then rewarding them for their good behavior. Sounds easy right? Well, each dog is different…

  • Are German Shepherds Good Hunting Dogs

    Are German Shepherds Good Hunting Dogs? 5 Pros And Cons

    The German Shepherd is an amazing dog with plenty of noble traits. They are revered for their intelligence, loyalty and high trainability. This makes them extremely popular in several different fields including law enforcement, military, search and rescue, and sniffing out bombs. However, a lot of potential owners want to know: Are German Shepherds good hunting dogs? In this article, we will take a look at the pros and cons when it comes to this breed as a hunting dog. Typically, the German Shepherd is not considered a good hunting dog breed. This is because they were bred for herding and not for hunting. However, it is possible to train…

  • German Shepherd Commands In German

    17 German Shepherd Commands In German – Complete With Audio

    Welcome to our complete list of German Shepherd commands in German. Knowing these is essential for training your dog to be obedient. This list includes beginner, intermediate and advanced commands for your GSD. We will also provide audio files for most of the pronunciations in the German language! There are two main types of commands when training in obedience. You will be using hand signals and word commands. This article will only be addressing all of the verbal commands needed to train your dog. These are the most important and will teach your GSD how to behave properly. Without further ado, here is the list! Basic German Shepherd Commands In…

  • Are German Shepherds Good With Cats

    Are German Shepherds Good With Cats

    German Shepherds are wonderful loving dogs that make great family pets. However, they are big strong powerful dogs with a lot of energy and a strong natural prey drive. This means they can be prone to chasing other animals in certain situations and under certain circumstances. It just depends on how they were raised and what type of socialization training they had as a young pup. Many prospective owners with cats are curious about their propensity to chase cats. This article will answer the common question, “Are German Shepherds Good With Cats?” Yes German Shepherds are good with cats assuming they have had proper socialization training from a young age…

  • German Shepherd Leash Pulling

    German Shepherd Leash Pulling – 7 Tips To Stop It

    German Shepherds are pretty large dogs and so strong that they can drag people down while taking walks. This is not just embarrassing if someone is around, but is also painful. Not only does it hurt you but also your dog, when they pull so hard they can choke and gag. Dogs are always so eager to smell new things and meet new people and dogs but it’s much easier to walk them when you don’t have to keep tugging them back. This article will feature 7 tips to stop German Shepherd leash pulling which will hopefully help get them to walk by your side and not go ahead. First…

  • How To Train Your German Shepherd To Be A Guard Dog

    How To Train Your German Shepherd To Be a Guard Dog In 5 Steps

    German Shepherd Dogs are now bred more for guarding than herding, what they started off being bred for. They are now one of the main dogs we use for jobs like police, military, and search and rescue. This is due to all of their keen senses. GSDs can hear about four times further than humans. German Shepherds are incredibly intelligent dogs and guarding the ones they love usually just comes naturally to them. Yet if you want to train your German Shepherd to be a more advanced guard dog here are five steps to teach you how to train your German Shepherd to be a guard dog! Remember through all…

  • German Shepherd and Newborn Baby - How To Prepare

    German Shepherd and Newborn Baby – How To Prepare

    Your German Shepherd is used to being the center of attention around the house, but now everything is going to change. We want to avoid any jealousy your dog may form, which is very likely. Preparing for a new baby is a lot of work already. Yet you need to make sure you prepare your Shepherd too. Lucky for you German Shepherds are already friendly dogs, but are still loyal and protective. Don’t worry after a few weeks your dog will start protecting your baby every second of every day, watching the baby like a hawk, making sure no harm comes to them. You need to make sure you go…

  • German Shepherd Barking

    German Shepherd Barking – 6 Simple Ways To Stop It

    German Shepherds love to be vocal but their barking can get out of control sometimes. From alert barks to demand barks, this natural canine habit can get very annoying if you don’t learn to correct it early on. Whether they see the mailman or hear a doorbell, it can get very frustrating to make them stop, along with the worry of bothering your neighbors. But there are some solutions. Here are six ways to get your German Shepherd to stop barking. You will need to be consistent and patient. It can be hard to keep your dog from partaking in this natural habit. 1. Find The Source of Your German…

  • German Shepherd Schutzhund Training

    German Shepherd Schutzhund Training

    German Shepherd Schutzhund Training is a competitive sport in the canine world that involves testing the dogs skills to see if they are suitable as a good working dog. The word Schutzhund translates to “Protection Dog” in German. Three skills are measured in the competition: obedience, tracking and protection skills. These three skills are tested in the competitive arena and judged accordingly. The current competition, formerly known as IPO, is called the IGP and is held all over the world. Five of the best dogs from each Nation compete annually in October at the world competition called the WUSV. This article will discuss the sport in depth and will provide…