Training Your GSD

Training should occur at all times when we are together with the dog. Basic training of a puppy is not very difficult task provided certain simple rules are followed:

  1. Keep the task simple an only go one step at a time.
  2. Teach sounds and words as commands and not sentences.
  3. when trying to programme the puppy to respond to your command, avoid distractions and competing activities. For example, you will never get your puppy to learn to walk around the garden on a collar and lead if someone is playing ball in another part of the garden.
  4. Be enthusiastic with your price and don’t be afraid to use food rewards.
  5. Ignore failures and certainly do not punish the puppy. If dangerous behaviour is exhibited (such as aggression) then remote punishment or distraction is preferred.
  6. Be consistent. This applies to all the members of the family that are involved in the training of the dog.

It is also a benefit to get your puppy used to having its ears, feet and mouth touched and examined. Just looking at your puppy’s mouth and ears as well as picking up the pup and touching its feet can help aid in future examinations by your veterinarian.

REMEMBER that your pup is very young and requires a lot of rest and sleep. A young puppy should not be expected to keep up with an older dog or a young child full stopped always give your puppy someplace of its own where it can retire when it wants. You may consider crate training for your puppy.

Training Methods

How to use food treats

Dog training treats can be very useful when teaching your GSD many commands and tricks, or even just to teach him/her to calm down

Non food rewards for your GSD

There are many non-treat rewards for GSDs but most dog owners don’t realise it. Anything that your GSD likes or enjoys can be used

Toilet Training

Learning how to toilet train your German Shepherd Dog (GSD) puppy doesn’t have to be stressful or worrisome BUT it does take some time

Crate Training

Crate training has proven to be an extremely effective tool for training a puppy. Many owners feel guilty about crate training their puppy, as

Leash training with Khalee

Leash Training

Leash training your dog is a very important part of dog training. Going out for walks should be enjoyable for both you and your

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