When it comes to German Shepherd training, you really have to put in your time and effort to obtain the results you truly want. There are so many different strategies that can be used to achieve desirable result, but you need to learn what it takes to get the success you want. To begin training your loyal pal, you can start with these great training suggestions.
Before you decide to take home a dog, make sure that you have everything you need. You should have: sturdy food and water bowls; high quality dry dog food; a comfortable bed; a crate/kennel in the right size for the dog you plan to get; and a proper leash and collar or harness. With everything in place, you’ll avoid a lot of rushing around and uncertainty with a new dog or puppy.
The crate has many uses. Appropriately trained dogs can be taught to consider their crate as substitute for den, a wild dog’s place of safety. When possible always keep the crate in a central area so that the dog learns to understand that it’s there and readily available all the time. He will begin to seek it out when he is tired and even when he is afraid. It should also offer him comfort during summer and keep him warm during winter.
To help with potty training a new puppy, keep him in a towel-lined crate or kennel at night. For the initial couple of weeks, take him out every two hours and let him go outside to do his business. When over, thoroughly praise him and he will start to make the association between being outdoors and relieving himself. Avoid keeping him in there for more than four or five hours except if it’s overnight. He may not be able to hold it thus defeats the goal of potty training.
Apart from training, the crate is also essential when traveling particularly air travel as it keeps your pet and those around him safe. You just have to get him used to it before your trip to prevent stress.
Bear in mind that German Shepherd training takes a bit of knowledge and even skill to get right. If you are not giving it all you got, you’re lowering the effect that you could have on your dog’s obedience. Regardless if your pet is new or old, you could start training your him today with these tips in mind.