German Shepherds are a superior breed of dog, anyone who owns a German shepherd will attest to this.
They are strong, powerful and highly intelligent dogs. They thrive on rigorous activity and discipline. Raising a German shepherd puppy the correct way, is absolutely critical to the well being of its adult life.
Most people do not realize what they are getting into when buying a German shepherd puppy. They are bigger, more powerful and have far more energy and enthusiasm than most other dog breeds. They don’t mature fully until their third year but are physically developed long before then, this can be quite a daunting prospect if you puppy starts to jump up at old folk or children, as they are more than capable of knocking them over.
You can see the potential problems or owning a German shepherd puppy that lacks discipline. Capable of rampaging anything in your house, given half the chance. Discipline training is a must, if you want to have any sort of quality of life with your dog when it reaches adulthood.
Training your GS puppy from an early age will start you on the right track and make things far easier for the journey ahead.
One of the main things you need to do, is make sure your puppy become well integrated into the society, mixing with lots of other dogs and people of all ages will keep his temperament even and easy going. Keeping him away from other dogs and people will make him far more aggressive and cranky when he comes across others.
German shepherd puppies can be larger than life. Remember, when they jump up, bite and nip, tear around your house or just flat out ignore you. They are not being aggressive; they just haven’t learnt the proper disciplines needed, which is whey training your puppy is a must for their quality of life.