• 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…

  • Do German Shepherds Have A High Prey Drive

    Do German Shepherds Have A High Prey Drive?

    If you’ve ever owned an outdoor dog, you probably are well familiar with prey drive. Most dogs have an instinctive nature to chase down anything that moves. Obviously, some canines have it more than others. It depends on the history and origins of the breed and where they came from. There are definitely different levels. So where do GSDs fit on that scale? Do German Shepherds have a high prey drive? Yes, German Shepherds have a high prey drive. They have a natural instinct as herding dogs to chase down any animal they think is a threat. This instinct comes from their history of protecting flocks of sheep for shepherds…

  • 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…

  • Can German Shepherds Swim
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    Can German Shepherds Swim? The Truth About Their Relationship With Water

    Most dog enthusiasts are well aware of the intelligence and trainability of a German Shepherd. But what about their skills in the water? If you are a first time GSD owner, you may be wondering how well they will swim when you take them on their first camping trip on the lake or a trip to a friend’s pool. Are they natural swimmers and exactly how much do the like the water? This guide will answer all of those questions with some fun facts along the way! Can German Shepherds Swim? Yes, the majority of German Shepherds can swim. For the most part, they love the water just like most…

  • 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…

  • Hiking Tips

    Are German Shepherds Good Running Partners?

    German Shepherds are amazing dogs that excel in many different areas. Not only do they make great family companions, but they are also extremely athletic and agile dogs. While they may not be able to keep up with a Greyhound, they are no slouches when it comes to speed. But what about when it comes to a nice run or a jog? Are German Shepherds good running partners? Yes, German Shepherds are the perfect companion for someone who loves running. They are smart, loyal and will never leave your side when trained properly, except for that occasional potty break. Due to their herding dog nature, they love to stay busy…

  • 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…

  • German Shepherd Temperament Obedient

    Is a German Shepherd Temperament Obedient?

    Is a German Shepherd temperament obedient? This article will answer the common question with some good insight into this wonderful dog’s history and personality with some fun facts along the way. Many factors contribute to a German Shepherd’s temperament but one thing is for sure. German Shepherds are some of the most loving, loyal and obedient dogs on the planet. They make extraordinary companions and wonderful guard dogs. To understand the temperament of a German Shepherd, we must first go back in time to the origin of these amazing dogs. Origin of the German Shepherd’s Temperament: To answer the question: “Is a German Shepherd Temperament Obedient?”, we must first go…

  • 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…

  • Training German Shepherd Puppy

    Training A German Shepherd Puppy

    When it comes to training your new German Shepherd puppy you wanna do it right, as it can effect its behavior and actions later on in its life. German Shepherds are generally easy to train, but here is more information and tips to make the process a bit easy and more effective. Potty Training A German Shepherd Puppy: Potty Training is the most important overall skill to be taught to your puppy. There’s numerous ways to train them when it comes to this. But which way is the best? The Right Way: Crate Training Crate training is a great and easy way to potty train your puppy. You don’t have…