She is a wonderful family dog and we love her very much. It’s okay if he only chooses to come inside once everyone has settled. Our german Shepherd training is dictated by your specific requirements. The top 10 German Shepherd puppy training tips are here to help you raise a smart, confident and friendly canine friend. And started to charge the fence not once but twice fortunately I was able to get him under control . It sounds like your boy is over his threshold and might training work on focus. I've owned and trained German Shepherds for over 18 years now. How are you feeling when he acts this way? If he’s allowing someone to stroke him without nipping or barking – click and reward. They have their quirks, their moods and personalities. They get along extremely well. This is due to their fierce loyalty to their humans and their desire to stay close to and protect their pack. But some of us like to push the boundaries of our dog’s abilities and intelligence and there’s nothing wrong with that. He is house trained but absolutely refuses to come inside untill later in the evening when everyone has settled down. I’ll get to that in a second. So it might be useful if you ask your uncles to great you loudly while approaching to give your boy the opportunity to recognize them. Setting your dog up for success will always build their confidence and that’s what you want to do for her. The theory behind it is that if you give no attention he will eventually stop jumping once he sees he’s not getting the attention he usually does. Socializing, house training, and basic sit, stay, and recall commands will fall into this category. I want to be able to train him so this isn’t an issue and I don’t have to put him away when we have company. If you miss the cue you’ll be reinforcing the jumping. Around eight weeks old is the recommended age to begin training a German Shepherd puppy. So the first thing I recommend is to make yourself the most interesting thing in Bia’s environment. Then for the barking, I recommend reading this article. I can imagine it’s not making things any easier. So firstly, don’t allow anyone to feed him from the table or a plate. He knows sit, and I am working on down he is doing ok with that. Likely not very well.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'thegermanshepherder_com-leader-1','ezslot_13',114,'0','0'])); On the other hand, take that same set of instructions and consider reviewing it each day for one week. I’m going to look at the video you sent me And if you haven’t already done so, sign up for ‘Dog Speak‘ so you’ll be up to date on what’s happening here and what’s new in the dog training world. Also, I’m not sure if your vet discussed this with you but any illness or infection can affect a dogs behavior and could also interfere with training. I know retraining him sounds counter-intuitive, but, you need to remove the habit of anticipation in Bo, keep him thinking and working. When we take him back to my boyfriend’s old house, people come and go and he doesn’t react. here is an article with steps that will help with that. So what’s the big deal, right? Deena. You’re going to have to work extra hard with Nathan. I’m not sure what to do. Just so that she’s not fixated on him. If you’re interested to find out more about training here are a couple of articles I’d like to suggest…. Thank you. And assuming they remain healthy, active dogs, throughout their life, your dog will require: TIME with you and other family members. This will keep Bo on his toes. Or she’ll do what she’s doing now. welcome to german shepherd world, the "old style german shepherd specialist". For a high drive dog who’s still learning the ropes, not completely in control of her impulses yet and comes from a tough background 96% is pretty darn good. But never expect 100% reaction 100% of the time – that’s not possible. The trainer who developed the program uses games as a way to train dogs, so the focus is on using their natural intelligence to help them learn the things we want them to do. We have no friends or family who can keep her so she will go back to the same doggie daycare/kennel. I have had three GS in my life. It’ll take time but you can teach him exactly how you want him to play, behave and react – to live in harmony with his humans. Thanks for your comment and for sharing your situation here. I feel like my dog doesn’t listen when I’m positive though. He was also never beaten. Before he was diagnosed, she’s not a loud boisterous child very soft spoken You always want to be one step ahead. He’s obedient, happy, confident, etc. Has he been introduced to kids at all? Your German Shepherd is no different. I should write an article dealing with jumping but for now, here’s how I think you should work with your girl…. Hi thank you so much for this feed and article Once you have taught something to your GSD, you need to consistently reinforce the behavior by practicing it with your dog over and over again until it becomes second nature. With regards to your concerns about Max wanting to protect Teddy, I’d keep those concerns on the back burner for now. You’ll have to begin teaching leash training right away since you’ll be taking him outside on a leash for potty breaks. The shoulder is frozen with impingement from a fall, and Soldier got a little too carried away with the lunging and nipping and I went to put my hand up to stop a lunge and hit the knuckle side under the coffee table I thought I broken them again. He’s not going to do this for cheap! He needs time to settle down and then we continue. He also manipulates situations to get what he wants. Check out the situation I had with my dog Charley to get a better idea of what I mean. Check out my previous comment to you and have a look at the program I recommend. Zè is my 3.5 year old male, he still does naughty things like dig holes after it’s rained or drag dead tree branches out of the compost heap. We feed her, take her to the vet, cuddle her (when she doesn’t nip) and we don’t hurt her. He obeys all the basic commands as well as some more advanced ones, however there is an issue which he has, where sometimes he will have a protective bark at people he knows (namely my uncles who have their morning walks and come over to say hello). Even the owners 2 Jack Russell's hang around her with no problems. Just to give you an idea, my dogs need at least 90 minutes of physical play everyday and then there’s the mental stimulation and formal training sessions too. After a while, wait and see if he looks to you for a reward. Should be published by tomorrow. Charley is 9 years old this year but she was ripping and chewing stuff in my house when I adopted her at the age of 6. He has absolutely learned the commands, but chooses to follow them on his terms. However, when I was about to put him back in, he resisted. And hopefully your dad will see how amazing the techniques are and want to get involved in this kind of training. But you can also try and work with your dog…. There you’ll find the steps to help your girl tell you what she values most in treats. Here’s an article on how to teach your dog to focus and why they don’t listen sometimes. Very nice all-around civil dog. Which makes sense when you think about how he probably got zero training or stimulation in his previous situation. So why should our dogs? Deena. I am sure you have heard all sorts of things against … I’d love some tips on how to train my 5 months old German Shepherd puppy named Zeus . It’ll give you a great foundation of understanding how Nathan learns things. I’d keep an eye on it. Your German Shepherd will respond to many different stimuli. ☺ Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions. Availability: For Sale. Your next goal should be to start teaching Bo new and more complex behaviors. Like, when my dad says no, he’ll immediately stop. There are no words to describe how badly I did not want to have this dog. Back and forth. Make sure they understand Abby needs plenty of human contact and time out to exercise and interact with a human during exercise. I’m afraid she thought I was never coming back as I had promised. Do this in all areas of the house, including the kitchen, as she goes with you wherever you go. If you let me know, I’ll be happy to help. Price: $8,000.00. Helping them develop is a life-long journey. Reading your article I know we’ve failed her in many ways. The weird thing about him is he talks. Save. Training Your German Shepherd as a Guard Dog. Have had shepherds and labs but never one like this! She was abused by her breeder and in some ways he broke her spirit. As long as we remember that our dogs operate on instincts. Deena. It’s really starting to take a toll on my family. They have high drives that need to be stimulated or they can become destructive and even depressed. Read my story here. All the trainers said hes a GSD and they take a lot longer to train. And I’m sure the little girl must have had a scare too! New German Shepherd Family Protection Dog: Quai vom Maisfeld IPO 2 / SCH2. Yes, you’re certainly on the right track with your plan to desensitize and counter-condition Tala. Like I mentioned earlier, when she is with us at home she has the most gentle temperament. She is less reactive but still shows some fear. I try make myself more animated. Since you are your GSD’s leader, your dog’s actions and reactions will be a reflection of your own emotions. I think letting your pup go is premature, you’ve come so far with him and still working on treating the Giardia to get rid of it. Thanks for trying to be positive, My husband asked me that. I let him in, he followed me around leaning on me, and even let me brush him. I have tried several methods, treats, getting her to sit, even throwing sticks for her to fetch, telling her to lie down in her bed but it seems like she feels the need to protect me and the girls when my husband is not around. And just like us, if someone oversteps that boundary a dog will react. If he’s getting annoyed by the clicker try using something that sounds softer like a clicky pen. If you want to help Zeus to be less reactive to new visitors (triggers) you can work on counter-conditioning and desensitizing him. Our puppy is about 4 months old and he gets very excited and bites. I spend lots of time working on obedience training, she’s engaged and learns quickly. It’s a great way to train and it’s kind as well. And I also shared an interview I had with the trainer, Adrienne. This is according to a book published by Stanley Coren in 1994 “The Intelligence of Dogs”. I hope it wasa typo in your comment. You have a polite and obedient dog while your pooch gets the stimulation and work environment he craves. I don’t know if any of you have the same problem and I want to know what I can do from barking to much. Now, Apollo and Charley hate each other. I’m not so sure I agree with your vet. And got very good at just telling the person “could you move away from my dog please.” Max is much younger than Charley was when she became mine, so only time will tell if Max can overcome it all or whether he’ll still be cautious. There’s a little experiment I shared in this article on how dogs learn. The little girl and my soldier were introduced not long after we brought him home which was about 2 mo ago. Calling him and running in the opposite direction also works. As soon as she’s down, release the treat as a reward for her. But absolutely will not go to my husband and everytime he sees my husband or mu children he seems to get really anxious and starts panting and whining. My girl Charley came to live with us at the age of 6. I appreciate the great tips. My last one, Dakota, died back in April at age 11. It can’t be serious all the time. If a dog tries to jump up at my face I’ll turn my upper body in the opposite direction but still keep my legs firmly on the ground. Thanks for your kind words! Both which can be done inside. Born April 23, 2011, Quai is a large and impressive German Shepherd with a gorgeous coat, and an intelligent, even personality, impeccable manners, and beautiful discipline. The first thing I’d say is don’t neuter him yet. This might help to settle Abbey in once she’s booked in. She’s family and no one wants to see their loved on sad. Charley was responding to me, but the results were not positive. Soldier unfortunately is still dealing with the Giardia, the GI profile test results say no other parasites presents and it tested for 9 different things. If your dog doesn’t recognize or respond to his name, training him will be impossible. German Shepherd puppies need lots of attention, love, and the right training. Are there certain dog’s that are just not really trainable? Like you say Bo has figured it out. I’m at a loss on went she acts so differently to the same person. As for e-collars. In terms of curbing jumping behavior, here is an article with steps that will help with that. If you’re looking to get him to come when called, the trick is to make yourself the most interesting thing in his world. You might also like to join out closed Facebook group. Read this article on PTSD in a doggy after a dog attack, Check out this program I recommend and use for my own dogs whether they are rescues or not. Feel free to drop any other questions you have in the comments. Are you going to train daily? She's never had a problem with any of the other dogs around there. Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how impressed/thankful I am for you. Yelling or physical punishment will cause this intelligent breed to mistrust you. I believe he’s trying to hug/love but he is strong at 80 pounds that we can’t hardly handle him especially my daughter whose dog it is. He was obviously neglected and mistreated. This means that you must allow your GSD’s intelligence to work for him and not against him. It’s not uncommon, especially if they have had a tid bit handed to them off a plate of food before. It’s a daily battle. We have even tried to get the Farm workers to walk around with treats so that she will rather go to them and sit for a treat rather than bark. If you have questions as you progress forward with your training, feel free to drop me a comment, I always respond and I’m happy to help. And in my opinion, there's nothing wrong with that. If she’s being aggressive when your hubby is around, the best thing is for you and your son to practice with her when he’s not around since you say that’s when she’s open and ready to listen. It’s the best way to show your German Shepherd that he’s doing it right and it’s a motivator for him to continue with this behavior. So how do you do this? In the article you’ll also find the steps I use to teach focus in dogs. So if you find that your German Shepherd is not listening as you would like, or is not reacting to commands in a way that you find appropriate, it is truly time to take a look at yourself. But you’re doing the right things. The last thing that you want on your hands is a fearful and aggressive German Shepherd, as this will be a danger to you and the public in general. As humans, we personify everything we love including our beloved dogs. And once her confidence is up you can slowly start desensitizing her to the things she’s frightened of. Check out this program I recommend and use for my own dogs whether they are rescues or not. However If someone walks past the caravan she doesn’t know she will bark growl chase This article is awesome .I got a cross breeded German Shepherd puppy and I was happy .I went online to check how to train it and I came across this site .thanks a lot you God sent.. Its really work when I put it on practice and it’s doing fine. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'thegermanshepherder_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_3',110,'0','0'])); You should always keep this in mind when training your German Shepherd puppy. I wrote a full review of the program and also did an in-depth interview with the trainer who developed it. I agree with you on the lower risk the trainers will face because you’ll be doing most of the handling. I’m rooting for you and Soldier that the tests next week come back negative for Giardia. If you want to bypass the puppy stage of the training and instead learn to manage a German Shepherd as an adult, our selection of trained German Shepherds for sale is a great option. If you want to invite a German Shepherd into your life and you live in an apartment, you’ll need to resolve to give your dog the stimulation he or she needs everyday. In my opinion, throat hits in that kind of scenario are akin to “kill hits”. Can you make a video, upload it to Youtube and send me the link? It gives them a cozy place in which to withdraw to when they’re sleepy, want some time out, or want somewhere to settle with a nice chew. In the event that the guarantee is honored, Gunbil German Shepherds will provide another dog of the same quality, age, gender (of choice) and value. It’s important to understand that your GSD’s behavior, while it is individual to him, is really a reflection of you. The fact that he’s waiting it out until everyone is settled, gives me this idea too. Deena. German Shepherd Puppies - Freundhund Kennels - German Shepherd Breeder - Sydney, NSW Phone: 0418 773 386 If you’re interested in force-free, kind training I’d like to suggest a good training program I often recommend. I’m using positive reinforcement. How can I help her and improve the situation. Know that your GSD likes to learn, and the more complex the task, the more your GSD will benefit from it. When we’re sick or feel off it’s totally normal for us to act out of sorts and dogs are the same. It’s unique because it uses games to tap into our dog’s natural intelligence. I really recommend getting a treat bag if you don’t already have one. I want that deep level of connection and training where most people will never go with their dogs. She was so petrified when she came to me that she would not allow any physical contact. If you do any kind of moving, say his name or ‘no’ or give any kind of attention it will only reinforce the jumping. Just like our own natural child we cannot stand it when her feelings are hurt. This will be a great help in your training. I just couldn’t imagine my life without her. Also, how long does it take to train it to be a farm dog? We work extremely hard to keep our kennels clean and sanitized. The thing that makes this program unique is it uses games to tap into the natural intelligence of our dogs and what they learn not only teaches them how to behave but also spills over into other areas of their lives making them problem solvers and also teaches them to look to us for guidance. £1,990. Generally, German Shepherd potty-training age or house-breaking age should be as young as possible. Is this normal? Consider yourself reading an instruction manual of some sort just one time. And the change is one of the most rewarding experiences dog owners get to witness with their dogs. And, one more thing, he’s been wonderful w my kids but if they have a toy and he’s wanting to play he snatches it w out them giving consent, one is older but the other two are still toddler so they can’t really train him w out my help.. when he snatches, sometimes he’s using his mouth too much and scaring the kids. I have a 7-year old german shepherd that only listens when he wants to. link to German Shepherd Pug Mix: Small Dog With a Big Attitude, Understand Your German Shepherd’s Learning Curve, Understand That Your German Shepherd Is a Working Dog, Keep Yourself in a Calm State of Mind at All Times. This will build her confidence. I also have a 3 year old Chiweenie that he adores and let’s “beat up” on him. This will be temporary management and I’d recommend keeping him on a harness and leash to prevent the circling. If I tell him “heel” in a positive voice he gets all excited and walks faster. She seemed to be mad at me. The first thing I did with Charley was to build up her confidence by doing things she was not frightened of. Or does he just know her from meeting at the fence or seeing her around? This does sound like a serious problem especially if your boy is lunging to bite. What a faithful, protective friend. She has chewed the carpeting on our staircase, chewed the wooden frame of a recliner, chewed 2 pair of eyeglasses and chewed a hole in the cushion of a love seat. But the key is to start slowly and at a distance. It might help to set up a gated area using baby gates where he can be separate from your young children when they are playing with toys. It might be useful if you let one child approach Max while he is inside his run and just let them reward him with treats for good, calm behavior. What I do with jumping is what I like to call ‘act like a tree’. I’m the one who does a lot of training with her, takes her on walks, grooms her, etc. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. He knows his name. Keep this in mind and your GSD puppy will thrive in his training. You may be wondering what you can do to encourage your GSD to respond to you in a positive way. She barks aggressively all the time and I’m afraid to have her around other animals or people. It is work, but it’s the kind of work that you will love doing, and it will serve both you and your GSD well for a lifetime to come. She is a truly sweet dog but im all out of ideas! I have a 12 year old and my disabled mother lives with me as well. We did a snap test before hand Giardia still present but the profile test said in the notes if he wasn’t actively shedding eggs it would show no antibodies but he would still have it.and being as though snap test was positive. But it’s not likely to calm him when he’s left home and you’re out. I highly recommend checking out a dog training program I have used for all my dogs and rescues. In this second fear period dogs can become “fearful” of familiar and unfamiliar things, even if they are well socialized like Zeus is. Therefore, training them needs to be approached from an intelligent and loving, yet firm place.eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'thegermanshepherder_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_4',109,'0','0'])); It is very important for you to understand just how intelligent your GSD is. £3,200 . I like that idea I’m going to use the pen till tomorrow when pet store opens. Because they are so intelligent, German Shepherds need lots of mental stimulation and physical exercise to be truly happy, well-balanced dogs. I hate to ask this question but can dog’s have emotional health issues? The other option you could consider is working with a professional dog training on a one-on-one basis. What I do suggest is, that you start training Nathan with a clicker and exercising him through play. Yes, I hug my dogs and they are fine with that, but I would discourage anyone else from doing the same. Take my walks with him for example. If you (especially you) are tense or anxious when you hubby is around, your dog will feel that and react to it. clicker training to see how easy it is to get started. We have a 17 month old female GSD, we all love her very much but we have a huge problem. So if you’re feeling stressed in a situation he’ll pick up on it. My 14 month old can be very unenthusiastic and worried about things even when praise is offered lavishly. That video is absolutely amazing, but how was it done? Check out an online dog training program that I recommend and use for all my puppies and rescue dogs. Even today, she only has access to dried liver treats when we’re working. We need more people like you to help get this breed out of shelters. Deena. 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