If left with their mom for at least 6 to 7 weeks, most GSD puppies will already be partially potty trained in the sense that they’ll know not to pee or poop in their living space.
There isn’t a right age when you should start your puppy’s potty training, but most dog trainers go with 8 weeks as an ideal time to begin the process. Housebreaking is one of the first things you should think about if you’re getting a new puppy.
Right from the get-go, it’s important that you teach your pup that peeing or pooping inside the house is not acceptable. Always outside.
So if you’re serious about housebreaking your German Shepherd puppy, follow along as I’ll try to impart some of my “wisdom” on the best ways to potty train a GSD pup. Here we go.
Barking is a dog’s method of communication. When it becomes excessive then you have a problem.
When it comes to German Shepherds because they’re bred as herding dogs, they really like to bark, and bark, and bark…
The solution isn’t to make the barking stop completely, as it’s a natural way of communication and in the case of German Shepherds it’s a trait this breed hasn’t given up over the generations. What you can do is to find a way to control it. This can be done with the help of specific dog training techniques.
But before you can do that, you need to [Read more…]