• How To Discipline A German Shepherd Puppy
    Training

    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…

  • 7 Month Old German Shepherd
    General

    7 Month Old German Shepherd Behavior & Care Tips

    A 7 month old German Shepherd is a month into its adolescence or “teenager” stage of development. The adorable, cute, fuzzy little furball, puppy days are over and your GSD now carries a lot more weight around the house. Their hormones will be fluctuating and they may attempt to disobey or get a little aggressive as they try to assert their dominance. Overall Behavior: A 7 months old, they are still big puppies but things could start to get a little dicey. Similar to the “terrible twos” with human babies, dogs that are around 6-7 months old may go through a rough patch regarding their behavior. In fact, your cute,…

  • 6 Month Old German Shepherd
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    6 Month Old German Shepherd Behavior & Care Tips

    A 6 month old German Shepherd is now out of the juvenile growth stage and is officially an adolescent. They are half way to adulthood and their equivalent to a “teenage stage” will start to surface. You will need patience now more than ever as these big fur balls show their true colors and try to see exactly how much they can get away with. Overall Behavior: At 6 months old, they are still big kids with plenty of youth and enthusiasm to go around. But watch out because they are still quite the trouble makers at this age. However, hopefully by now some of biting, chewing, and jumping has…

  • German Shepherd Puppy Sleep Schedule
    Health & Nutrition

    German Shepherd Puppy Sleep Schedule

    German Shepherd puppies are cute, cuddly and bursting with energy. As they get their bearings and learn how to walk, talk, eat, and poop, they will also need a lot of sleep for their tiny little bodies and brains to develop. In fact, for the first year, sleeping will be critical and most of their day will be spent “sawing logs.” But how often do they snooze and what is a good German Shepherd puppy sleep schedule? This article will give you a better idea of what to expect when it comes to their Z’s. On average German Shepherd puppies will sleep between 18 and 20 hours a day. A…

  • 5 Month Old German Shepherd
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    5 Month Old German Shepherd Behavior & Care Tips

    A 5 month old German Shepherd is wrapping up the juvenile growth stage and only a month away from entering the adolescent stage of their journey to adulthood. Pretty soon their unruly behavior full of biting, chewing and jumping on everyone they see, will be tampering down as they become more and more mature. But don’t get too excited! You’re not out of the woods yet! These teenage delinquents will still test your patience for at least 4 more weeks before they enter the next phase of development. Overall Behavior: Still young and full of energy, 5 month GSDs will still be full of vigor and ready to play. They…

  • 4 Month Old German Shepherd
    General

    4 Month Old German Shepherd Behavior & Care Tips

    A 4 month old German Shepherd has braved the waters of puppy hood and made its way into the juvenile stage of growth. They are still super cute but starting to outgrow some of those adorable puppy dog looks. They have grown massively since day 1, surpassing the foot mark at the shoulder and almost reaching half of their full adult weight. Overall Behavior: If you’ve ever had teenagers, you can expect some of the same with these little rebels. A 4 month old German Shepherd is two months in to the juvenile stage and may act out daily with some unwanted behavior. Similar to the 3 month mark, you…

  • 3 Month Old German Shepherd
    General

    3 Month Old German Shepherd Behavior & Care Tips

    A 3 month old German Shepherd puppy is still cute but not the tiny little fluff ball it was just a month or two earlier. Its already went through some major changes. At this stage, the juvenile delinquents are almost a foot tall and “pawsibbly” getting into some trouble. Hide your socks and shoes because these little guys will be chewing anything they can get their little paws on. You’re going to need plenty of chew toys, lots of patience and consistent training to keep these guys under control. Here are some helpful tidbits on their behavior and changes along with some care tips to prepare you along the way!…

  • 2 Month Old German Shepherd
    General

    2 Month Old German Shepherd Behavior & Care Tips

    You will have a hard time finding many things cuter than an adorable, fluffy little 2 month old German Shepherd puppy. With their cute floppy little ears and fuzzy paws, they are a bundle of energy, joy and happiness. At this point they have already made it through some significant changes during their first month of life. But many more stages in development are yet to come. Here are some important behavior and care tips to help you along the way! Overall Behavior: An 8 week old German Shepherd puppy has already reached some significant milestones. They have already navigated the waters of the neonatal stage and are into the…

  • 1 Month Old German Shepherd
    General

    1 Month Old German Shepherd Behavior & Care Tips

    There is nothing cuter than a little 1 month old German Shepherd puppy. They are new to the world, ready to explore and beaming with life. The cute little fur balls will be the center of attention wherever they go. During their first 4 weeks of life, they will go through some big changes. They are only a pint size version of their big strong and athletic adult future self. But there will be plenty of adventure and tons of tail wagging so be prepared. Overall Behavior: A 4-week-old German Shepherd puppy has made it through the newborn stage of development which is approximately the first two weeks of their…

  • 1 Year Old German Shepherd Behavior
    General

    1 Year Old German Shepherd Behavior

    We always want our dogs to be happy and healthy. German Shepherds are wonderful dogs. We wouldn’t want anything to affect them negatively while growing up, so here is an article to explain common 1 year old German Shepherd behavior. If you have noticed any drastic differences then you may want to contact a vet, just to make sure everything is alright! Overall Behavior: German shepherds are loyal caring dogs and overall 1 year old German Shepherd behavior can vary. By this age they have probably formed a stronger bond with you. Doesn’t mean they won’t misbehave at times, as they are maturing out of their puppy stage around now.…