Knowing how to properly start and complete German shepherd obedience training is a vital part of owning this type of breed. Being pack animals by nature, it is best to establish early on that you are the pack leader so that it will be easier for them to listen to your commands. If you have not already begun training your dog, know that it is never too late. But the sooner you get started the easier it will be to train your dog and the less time it will take.
While everyone wants to see their puppy do amazing tricks, German shepherd obedience training, or housebreaking, is generally the most important to get through because having a puppy using every room as a potty or ends up chewing up the end of your sofa, is much more of a concern then one who doesn’t yet understand the command to sit. The key to getting through the house breaking stage is to be calm, patient, and consistent.
Every single time the puppy does something owners must avoid mistakes, they must be corrected or else they will not understand that it isn’t a behavior that is allowed. And most importantly you must praise, praise and then praise some more when they are on the right track. Your puppy will learn right from wrong by seeing what action gets a correction and what action gets love and attention. Within a couple of weeks, you will have a perfectly housebroken puppy and won’t even remember the times of frustration you may have felt deep down during that time.
German shepherd obedience training is important because it shows that, the dog has a safe and protected place to call home. By giving your dog a crate to sleep in or stay in while you are at work, you are providing him with a “nest” that he can relax in. However, crate training for dogs is best done at a very young age; otherwise, the crate will not seem comfortable when he gets older. It is possible to crate train older German shepherds, but much easier if done when they are still puppies.
German shepherds are extremely trainable, and they can be faithful. They have an aptitude for learning. It doesn’t require too much training to make your puppy learn the necessary instructions. Your dog will become a really good companion if he is well-taught. The training should start as soon as you get your new dog. It can be a proud moment for you when you finally take your puppy outside to meet with neighbors after you’ve trained him well.
The German shepherd dog is also one of the most popular family and pet dogs because of its many good properties. Owning a German shepherd dog comes along with a good responsibility to train the dog. It is very important that the owner shall at least do basic obedience with their dog. That includes sit and down on command, sit and down stays and loose leash heeling. The recall command is probably the most important command of all for any dog, but even more so with the German shepherd dog.