Kevin here and first off I’d like to just thank you for checking out my blog on German Shepherd Training.
This is the post that you have all been waiting for. Where I will be sharing my personal story, EVERYTHING you need to know from the moment my wife Cheryl bought home our first German Shepherd… Biscuit to having to go through the nightmare of training her. In fact I will reveal exactly how I went from chasing my dog around the house to completely transforming her into a obedient and fun companion
Believe me my friend there is nothing harder than having to train your German Shepherd… especially when you don’t know what you are doing.
While I personally didn’t know how to train my german shepherd… I made sure that from the moment I got my dog that I would seek out professional help. So I tried everything from German Shepherd obedience training schools to even watching someone use the choke chain on her.
But regardless of what tactics I used nothing was working. She wouldn’t even respond to a simple command such as sit.
I was getting tired and ready to just give up on her. While she was troublesome I loved my German Shepherd ‘Biscuit’ to death. But with all the trouble she was giving I couldn’t think of any solution but to give her up.
It had gotten to the point where everything I was doing was revolved around her… it was literally exhausting both mentally and financially.
But before I completely gave up… I told myself that I’d give it one more shot before giving her up.
So late one night I was doing some research via Google (as you do) and I came across a site that claimed that they had the solution to transform any German Shepherd using SECRET, little known tactics.
At first I just thought it was another scam, but upon taking a look at the amazing testimonials (you should definitely check them out) I bit the bullet and bought the German Shepherd Training guide.
Believe me there isn’t a day that goes by that I am not thankful for getting the training guide (German Shepherd Handbook) and believe me this was the best investment that I ever made for Biscuit.
Upon reading the guide I simply applied the tactics that were described and demonstrated in the accompanying videos and literally within a couple of weeks my German Shepherd was transformed!
I am telling you right now that I was completely amazed at just how quickly I was able to change my dog from being a complete nut case to being fully trained and fun to be around.
But the one issue that I have with the guide is the lack on continuous email support.
It would have been nice to know that there is a real person there giving you encouragement and making sure that I was following through on the tactics that were being taught in the guidebook.
Fast forward to the present day and I can tell you that I have the best relationship with my dog, Biscuit. No matter where I take her I always get people coming up to me complimenting me on how great it is to see a fully trained dog.
These are the same people that constantly ask me what my secret is
So if you are in a similar situation and truly want to transform your German Shepherd around then I would highly encourage you to check out the guide that I used to personally transform my German Shepherd in just 2 weeks! My life has never been better since!
Please Note: If you want to read my story on how I went from chasing my German Shepherd ‘Biscuit’ everywhere, to getting her to obey my every command then click here.
Okay so in this essay I am going to reveal my favorite German Shepherd Training Tips that you can go away and implement today.
Believe me my friend these tips are literally universal and it doesn’t matter whether you have a German shepherd puppy or a fully grown adult… they will work and work fast if you apply them consistently. Once you begin to see the results you are going to love spending time with your German shepherd every single day.
The fact you must come to appreciate is that German Shepherds by nature are dogs that like to be the dominant one in a relationship.
So in order to make sure that your German shepherd understands that you are the one in control you are going to have to start training from the moment your dog steps into your home. If you do this then your dog will become obedient a lot faster.
Believe me once you know exactly what you are doing then training your german shepherd isn’t hard at all. Just follow the tips below and take action.
1. The number one thing that you are going to have to get into your head is the fact that results are going to take time to realize. So that means that you are going to have to put in the consistent effort, on a daily basis to get the results you are after.
The truth is that most dogs out there have short memory spans, especially when they are young. So in order for them to comprehend and do what you are trying to teach them you are going to have to work on applying the principles that are being taught in the German Shepherd Training book every single day.
Your dog will slowly but surely understand and come to appreciate the dynamic of the relationship and then start obeying your every command.
2. Please come to understand that you need not ever worry if your dog is not making the progress you were hoping for. The truth is very simple and that is that German Shepherds are one of the most stubborn breeds out there and they will try to disobey you as much as they can.
Believe me my friend German shepherd training isn’t for the faint hearted out there. So it is for this reason you must make sure that you are patient and persistent in the efforts that you exert.
At the beginning your German shepherd will refuse to listen to any command that you give but with time he will break and start to obey everything that you teach him.
3. The very first thing that you are going to want to do is make sure that you establish yourself as your German Shepherd’s master. Of course never abuse your dog but just ensure that he understands the dynamic of the relationship.
The best way to achieve this is to ensure that he understands who the master is when he is not listening to you.
Believe me you will not be making your dog sad by disciplining him because it is in his nature to follow the alpha male. So in this relationship you are going to be the Alpha dog.
If you keep this up then your dog will learn to respect you and more importantly listen to everything you say.
4. Make sure that no matter whatever happens that you never, ever hit your German shepherd at all. You should never under any circumstances physically or even mentally abuse your dog. The most important reason is that you are never going to get results like this and better yet he will respond far better if you take your time with him.
Just by using your voice you can get amazing results very quickly.
If you can apply these tips to your German shepherd, then I can assure you that you will see truly amazing results very quickly indeed.
But of course these tips just hit a fraction of what you need to do in order to get your german shepherd to be fully obedient. What radically changed my life for the better and completely transformed my German shepherd was a tiny, little known training guide called the German Shepherd Handbook. I’d recommend that you check it out… well it did me wonders anyway.
Of course I’m sure all of you guys have seen one of those movies where there is a really aggressive looking German Shepherd growling hard at someone while its owner is struggling to hold him back on his leash.
But I think it is important to be really thankful here and say that most German Shepherds are just not that aggressive. Believe me you would not want to be in that nightmare!
But most people will often find that there are circumstances where their German Shepherd’s just switch and become aggressive for whatever reason. Trust me this is not a situation you want to be in.
But you will be glad to know that as with any issue out there… a solution can always be found if you are prepared to do the work.
Why Do German Shepherds Show Aggression?
Well of course if your German Shepherd randomly gets aggressive then you might be wondering what on earth is causing this kind of behavior.
Truth be told most cases of dog aggression are due to the dog in question having suffered some sort of aggressive and traumatic experience when they were puppies. It could have been something as simple as being attacked by a larger dog.
Or perhaps another reason that it is behaving in this manner could be because it wants to show you that he is alpha. The good news is that you are not going to have to shell out tons of cash to get your dog through therapy.
Training Your German Shepherd From a Puppy
The really important thing to appreciate and understand is the fact that as a puppy your dog will learn most of his behaviors from those puppies that were around him.
Now in order for your puppy to grow up comfortable in all different kinds of social circumstances you are going to want to make the effort to allow your German Shepherd to socialize with as many different dogs as you possibly can from when he is born.
Trust me my friend the more dogs that your German Shepherd interacts with early on in his life the better he is going to understand what is acceptable behavior and what isn’t.
To really take any form of aggressiveness out of your puppy at an early age you are going to want to allow your German Shepherd puppies to interact with its litter group as much as you can until at least the age of 8 weeks.
Believe me while it may be exciting to get your new dog home as quickly as possible you are going to want to be patient and just leave him with his litter pack for as long as possible.
It will be worth it in the long run because your dog will come home less likely showing tendencies of aggressive behavior.
Trust me the best solution when it comes to training up your aggressive dog is making sure that you make him socialize with as many people and dogs as you can when he comes to your new home.
Believe me the more strangers you make your dog interact with when your dog is young the more he is going to want to get out there and be nice to people.
Aggression in Adult German Shepherds
There are two situations which you can find yourself in. The first being that your German Shepherd is born aggressive… but more likely he actually becomes aggressive. Yes despite what you may believe aggression is something that you can inherit.
The number one cause that actually gets dogs to become aggressive later on in age is the environment that they are in.
There are a number of different environments out there that can ultimately cause your German Shepherd dog to become really aggressive… the most common being a stressful environment. Other reasons could include your german shepherd being mentally or physically abused by people or other dogs.
Trust me these negative environments can ultimately cause the best behaved German Shepherd to flip.
Stopping and Controlling Aggressive German Shepherd Dogs
Believe me it really doesn’t matter how old or young your German Shepherd is… there is no circumstance which you can’t flip and turn around. Check out the video below to get a better insight:
The best way to get amazing results and completely prevent your dog from being aggressive is to start working with him as soon as possible.
If you are able to keep up the consistent effort then believe me training your german shepherd will ultimately be a walk in the park. You will have a dog with whom you can spend a lot of time with and have fun doing so.
The truth is that practically every single German Shepherd owner out there is going to have to stop their dog from chewing everything in sight at one point in time.
Of course don’t think that what your dog is doing is abnormal by any means. In fact you should be worried if your German Shepherd is not chewing everything that it lays its paws on.
But while it is normal behavior it isn’t behavior that should at all be encouraged or even allowed, simply because it can result in perfectly good things becoming damaged.
You will find that dogs out there will chew on anything and everything that they can get their little mouths on.
Even my German Shepherd has the cravings to chew everything in sight. But thankfully over time he has learnt that it is wrong and unacceptable behavior.
So What Are The Main Reasons Your Dog Chews Things In The First Place?
1. They are either lonely or bored.
2. They are suffering from a case of separation anxiety which causes them to chew on things while you are away from the house.
3. They are suffering from teething issues.
4. They are suffering from some sort of phobia.
5. They are seeking out your attention.
A lot of the times you will find your dog begins to chew on things like your coach just before you are due to arrive home. This is of course due to the anticipation of you coming home.
You really need to do whatever you can to stop your dog from chewing on things because not only will it be causing damage to your things but it will also likely result in your dog harming themselves.
An example is that your German Shepherd could actually end up chewing on a bottle of bleach or some electric wires.
Prevention is Better Than Cure When It Comes To Your Dog’s Chewing Issues
The fact is that preventing your dog from experiencing serious chewing issues in the long term is far better than trying to do away with an established chewing habit.
The following are three tips to help you get your dog to stop chewing:
1. Remove All The Temptation
You should first and foremost make the effort to get your German Shepherd puppy some new chew toys. Then you need to help your dog understand that they must only chew on the chew toys.
2. Crate Your Dog
You should make sure that you put your German Shepherd puppy dog in a crate when you leave the house.
Also make sure that you give them some chew toys that will keep them preoccupied when you are gone.
3. Take Your Dog For a Walk
Make sure that when you are at home that you do take your dog for regular walks. Also play with him and teach him some good dog tricks.
Tips To Help Stop Your Dog Chewing On Things
You should also appreciate that your dog will end up chewing on anything that he can get his hands on.
1. If your dog likes to chew on a particular object then try to cover that object with a terrible smelling substance such as vinegar or cayenne pepper.
This will stop your dog from chewing on that particular item in the house.
2. Say No!
Make sure that when you catch your dog in the act of chewing that you shout a firm NO! and then immediately give your dog a nice chew toy to play with.
Make sure that when he diverts his attention to the toy and starts to chew on it that you give him a lot of praise. Never discipline your dog if he isn’t actually chewing on anything.
You literally have to say NO within 2 seconds of him chewing on the item in question…. otherwise he will be totally confused as to why you are getting angry with him.
Obedience training is a sure fire way to ensure that your dog understands every command you give him.
This will not only help you help your German Shepherd to avoid chewing on things but it will make him respect you a whole lot more.
To really and truly help your dog overcome his habit of chewing on things once and for all, you need to work really hard implement every single one of the tactics that I shared above!
Keep at it every single day and there is no way on this planet that you are not going to be able to totally transform your German Shepherd Dog.
Here is a funny video of a German Shepherd being shamed after she chewed up the bed:
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