But before you take the leap and adopt a German shepherd for your family, there are some things about them you need to know. So keeping this in mind it’s understandable that reactivity levels will increase and that a dog will display defensive, protective and territorial behaviors. The program is unique because it taps into our dog’s natural intelligence and uses games to teach dogs how to make the right choices. We have a Bible Club in our yard each Sunday and the children love Onyx and Onyx loves them. The calmer I am, the calmer and more focused on me she’ll be. Thanks for your kind words! In this second fear period dogs can become “fearful” of familiar and unfamiliar things, even if they are well socialized like Zeus is. Question, being as though soldier is symptomatic again as usual the mood’s and behavior change as well we’re having a difficult time calming him down and he’s worse than before when trying to get other people food and being told no. If you haven’t ever used a clicker check out this article of mine about how to use a clicker. Just like if we take him out to go potty if you say no he’ll pee on the floor he was doing very well with no accidents. And she’s probably still trying to find her ‘paws’ in her new surroundings. I have tried several methods, treats, getting her to sit, even throwing sticks for her to fetch, telling her to lie down in her bed but it seems like she feels the need to protect me and the girls when my husband is not around. From what we’ve seen, they are the best in the area. The bite number can be much higher because most people don’t seek medical attention after the bite ( this is very dangerous). USCA Rules & Regs. Will touch base soon. He can happily sit in his crate while I’m home but as soon as I leave he freaks out. Here’s an article on how to teach your dog to focus and why they don’t listen sometimes. Was Max socialized to be comfortable around groups of people and in situations out in public or anywhere else he’s displaying separation anxiety? When my husband comes home she becomes angry, nips and growls at everyone but him. I have two Sable Shepherds and a massive backyard and think real hard if you can handle such a breed. 3.0 out of 5 stars 2 ratings. I am so excited to have found this forum as I am just potty training my new little girl! All the trainers said hes a GSD and they take a lot longer to train. I have a similar experience with my GSD Charley. We were looking into getting him ‘done’ to see if that would calm him but it did nothing for our previous dogs and infact our vet recommended we get another dog as a companion for Max, we were undecided as it was abit soon after Butch passed away and it felt abit like we were simply replacing him which would be impossible as he was such a great dog. You can start training tricks at any age. And if your dog was caged a lot and didn’t get attention from his previous owner you do have a lot of work to do. Ideas and suggestions would be great. Aggression is something that has to be taken seriously. Stick to something bland so as to not flare up his tummy. I’m so sorry to hear about Dakota, she sounds like she had a wonderful life with you. Feel free to drop any other questions you have in the comments. Her attention is shorter than I’ve ever seen a dog. At this point in the game, you won’t be adding the word “sit” just yet. Usually I recommend one person to train a dog. German Shepherd adults are proud, keen working dogs with long, pointed ears that sit high on their noble head, and are bred to be loyal, intelligent and incredibly capable working dogs, but they are also irresistibly cute when they are puppies. When your boy is not reacting or if he’s just about to react (but hasn’t) offer him a high-value reward. The best advice I can give is to ignore the behavior. See that cute puppy snuggled up on your sofa? In the article I have done a thorough review of the program and also did an in-depth interview with the dog trainer who developed this method of training. SHARE. I can love on her when she wants, but don’t come up to her and want to pet her…. Recently however he started challenging us and doing this closed mouth growling. It’s not uncommon, especially if they have had a tid bit handed to them off a plate of food before. She’ll even growl if she comes up and lays next to us during story tune and he tries to pet her. Yesterday although my adult grandfather that lives with us was sitting in the living room just talking to soldier and it was like someone flipped a switch he started barking and lunging hair up , for no reason. Can a 7 year old GSD still be trained despite his age? I was thinking I need to sit out side with her, wait till people pass if she doesn’t react badly then reward her? Thank you again! Because you’re asking him to do something he knows inside out. X. We’d love to have you. Each program has a specific focus, function, and outcome. She doesn’t really care for HR much ,but enjoys tracking .as a matter of fact she is so depressed when she isn’t working . We have the help of a trainer, and she’s gotten better. If he gets how to focus on you, you have his attention and so naturally he’ll be more calm. My question is how do I get my GSD to be more excited about “working” with me? But he needs physical stimulation too. You can work with him on this yourself or you can get a positive dog trainer in to help you. German Shepard rules. I recently got a beautiful 10 month female, she had a home before me but they didn’t realize the amount of energy she would have. And he sounds super smart! And if your hubs had to step in the way he did to protect Zeus at that moment, there’s no doubt in my mind that Zeus was in trouble. He is the long haired “old” style. I understand your husbands concern. When you say your pup is familiar with the little girl. Although if I may give you a small piece of advice…. And because you’re not sure whether he’ll actually act out on what looks like aggression, working with a professional is the safest option. Thanks again My GSD Charley came from a similar background and in the 5 years before she passed away, she made great strides in healing and trusting again. He barks at anyone that walks passed our house – back, side, you name it. I know, this is no easy feat but it is possible with games. there’s a great trick you can teach him to help curb his barking. I’m desperate because I want to train Nathan that will be fun for the both of us. If you’re not sure where to start training I highly recommend checking out my review of Brain Training for Dogs. And sometimes with mellow dogs, abused dogs or adult dogs with little or no training background this might take some time. I found this pretty useful, however I have a white shepherd and I have only just got her at almost three years of age. Skip to the part “the power of food in dog learning”. Singapore.) My male is 4 now and he’s got medium drive. And congrats on the new pup! Jumping up on people is a problem too . It’s not healthy for a puppy to be taken away from its mother before a minimum of 6 weeks. And that’s what makes Brain Training for Dogs so good. However, almost 2 years ago we welcomed our son into our family as well. . Hi! My 9 year old GSD Charley is a fearful dog too. I have a 5 yr old GSD that we rescued 6 months ago. She's never had a problem with any of the other dogs around there. I’ve had her since she was 5 weeks old and she head aniexty when she isn’t with me. But if I’m calm – in breathing, movements and voice the situation immediately changes to a more positive one. That’s not to say dog’s can’t learn new skills because they can. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your scenario. I’d also like to know how to stop him from jumping and licking my hands everytime I get close to him. I do leash him in the Yard because I’m still working on the leash training he’s not really cooperative. I’d say that Max’s reaction to the storm and looking for comfort with you suggests that he might still be “finding his paws” in his new environment. For a high drive dog who’s still learning the ropes, not completely in control of her impulses yet and comes from a tough background 96% is pretty darn good. He has never gotten loose, and never been in a fight, but being a GSD he scares the living daylights out of most of the other dog owners we encounter. If your dog doesn’t recognize or respond to his name, training him will be impossible. And you should continue with this. These funny dog rules are sure to be a hit with any German Shepherd Owner. If you haven’t already, come and join our private Facebook group. This is our first GSD, we’ve always had Labrador retrievers. Yesterday however, a storm came up, he broke out of the pen and was whining to come inside. What should I do? Unfortunately soldier has become symptomatic again ?, Lately been training them both to walk beside me with a leash. I do not think his last family did much with him. I let him in, he followed me around leaning on me, and even let me brush him. Hes now 3. It’s our first purebred and up until this one, we were used to large rescue mixes. I sometimes do that if I don’t have a clicker handy. No one will bring their dog near to test it out and to be honest it worries me that they might. Thank you. I’m positive she’ll be fine! This unenthusiastic behavior even involves kibble which I try to make her earn since she won’t eat if I just set it on the floor in her bowl. Yes, I hug my dogs and they are fine with that, but I would discourage anyone else from doing the same. He watches everything very intently and is a very serious intense dog! I’ve mentioned this to other readers here…. Once you’ve taught him what a clicker means by following my video in the article all you do is say his name and as soon as he looks at you, click and reward. And you’ll also learn ways to stimulate the highly intelligent mind of a German Shepherd. I’m not so sure I agree with your vet. 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Miniature German ShepherdA German Shepherd is a bold, intelligent, loyal and active breed. Whether you live in an apartment, a house with a yard or even a farm, the commitment is big. Once I figured this out, I used these treats only during training sessions. GSD’s need a lot of stimulation to avoid destructive behavior and even depression. email:  info@petmovers.com.sg, Copyright© Pet Movers (S) Ideally you want to stop the behavior before it happens. I noticed the comment about how your dog reacted to your worried state and wonder if you can give me any tips. Thanks in advance. Thanks to their ability to understand new commands in less than 5 repetitions and obeying the first command 95% of the time or more. Here’s the link to the triggers and thresholds article. These dogs must come from at least two different mothers and two different fathers. I feel like my dog doesn’t listen when I’m positive though. We had an earlier incident at the vet’s office with the vet and the vet stated it is behavior that should be addressed. Which after talking with you lead’s me to believe it’s got to be the Giardia. Read this article on PTSD in a doggy after a dog attack, Check out this program I recommend and use for my own dogs whether they are rescues or not. Pushing on your dog could lead to injury of the back, hips, or hind legs if you do it too hard – rather safe than sorry. I can see your genuine concern and love for your dog, so I’m sure you’ll do just fine in helping your dog adjust. I had an experience once when Zè my male pup was about 6 months old. I think the dog attack is the main driving factor in Zeus’ reactiveness. Dogs entered in the kennel group must also be entered and shown in a regular class. I truly need help Becuase is love for her to respect me. And I’m sure the little girl must have had a scare too! See that old dog that needs to learn new tricks? Master these and the sky’s the limit…. Although it could also be in part because he’s sensitive to bad weather. There are no words to describe how badly I did not want to have this dog. Make like a tree. I loved reading this artical, hope you have some for high strung puppies thats always on the go. I can so relate to your situation. She knows her name but we have lots of deer up here and it’s getting tiresome so we have resorted to either leaching her in the house or putting her in her crate til they go away. It helped me a lot many years ago when I worked with my rescue GSD, Charley. Have you asked the trainer to elaborate as to why they are saying you shouldn’t walk your girl? But use high value treats, higher than you did before. Your body language and tone of voice being the two most important. We all share pictures, videos and advice on the group. Taking into account his age and his breed he needs a lot of stimulation. She’s by my side every where No. So speak in an excited voice make kissing noises etc. Now I am very blessed to have reached a point in my healing to love a new GSD puppy and embrace this little ones own individualality! Etc. Is it during the night? You have a polite and obedient dog while your pooch gets the stimulation and work environment he craves. Or she’ll do what she’s doing now. It just takes more work to train an older dog. And I don’t believe it’ll interfere with her desire to track. Has he been introduced to kids at all? She’s a great dog, except for one alarming flaw…. In the park off the leash he likes nothing more than chasing squirrels and fetching the ball. The key is to teach all 4’s on the floor. I’m committed to regular and consistent walking and training sessions and I’m curious to know how you feel about the E-collar. Check out my previous comment to you and have a look at the program I recommend. Required fields are marked *. I hope you can give me some tips on this. I recommend you start with the build-a-bridge game first. Health issues really do affect them too. 3 points Upvote Downvote. Here’s my question and what she said about taking a dog who’s had bad experiences into the world of positive reinforcement training: I recently had an email from a dog owner who wants to make the switch from punishment-based training (he’s used shock collars, alpha rolls and flooding to name a few techniques) to positive reinforcement. So it sounds like your boy is begging for food from your plates! I was the one who took her into the facility and told her goodbye while my husband was in the car. I watched the dog in the worst months of humidity walk beside my 79 year old Father, without being told to do so, as he went about his gardening and yard work. If I could have another perspective that would be great. If I tell him “heel” in a positive voice he gets all excited and walks faster. Or daily trips to the dog park if you have one nearby. He knows “up” for the truck or surfaces, “off” people/objects, “search” for little rodents and animals, “passhof” for growling, working on “speak” (I can’t get that one unless he’s already wining or to keep him barking). Sometimes it feels like pups do things on purpose but unlike us, their brains are not wired that way. Learn how your comment data is processed. She’s still not very prey driven but I did figure out how to boost her drive for food. Either way though, the points about not feeding off plates and ignoring begging behavior is definitely a must. It’s one way to teach her that jumping is not going to give her the reward she wants or is used to. I can fit a toy in there too even if it has treats inside. Give me a shout if you have any questions about it. I think you’ll enjoy it since you’re his primary trainer, and it’ll help you get started. But keep in mind that their working genetics play a role too. So what’s the big deal, right? Are there certain dog’s that are just not really trainable? My fourth, Cheyenne, is the problem. Category B animals are: Pet Movers (S) Pte. Make sure you do this before she jumps or you’ll be rewarding her jumping. He’s been on a prescription diet since diagnosis of the Giardia. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend starting with clicker training. She barks terribly and I do fear that she will bite our visitors. What I find so interesting about dogs, in general, is that they have something called a “left-gaze bias” which essentially means they look at the left of the human face first because the left side reflects emotions. Oh, I see, so Zeus really is super protective of his humans. Has he ever acted this way before during a storm? Let me know how things get on. You’ll need to prep your guests for this training and show them what to do.If she does jumps, they should turn their bodies away from her. He’s always greeted her licking her hand she’s petted him. The one particular girl I’m serious about is currently housed in Iran but is supposed to be in Canada by the end of the month. You and your mom should both work with Nathan on this game. In time, your dog will understand certain commands such as “sit”, “stay” and “come”, “drop” etc. When she is not We were making good progress on the barking he’s not cooperating with that either he barks at anything and everything and it’s not short bark’s. I’ll be getting the course and getting busy with my new friend. I have never seen a dog with a drive and energy like that and, of course, his training is equally unbelievable. Thanks so much for your comment! When I brought my GSD Ze home at 12 weeks she almost killed him! I can’t keep her attention. And I’m about to show you exactly how you can do this: Use these 7 Golden Rules when teaching your German Shepherd to make training easy and fun but above all successful…. Check out this article to learn how to teach your German Shepherd not to jump on you or your guests. He is well socialised, calm and already very advanced in his training. I’ve had to wait 20 minutes once for a dog to stop jumping. It sounds like you and Buddy have a wonderful relationship and close family bond. A lot of training with new puppies involves ignoring the behaviors we don’t want. He does well individual but if we are all around he gets super anxious. How can I help her and improve the situation. This, in turn, keeps them engage and excited to learn. Understand what your dog is not (a human). She went to her daddy with no problems but she totally ignored me. You might want to speak with your vet to find out if this is something you should consider as part of your pup’s feeding protocol. However If someone walks past the caravan she doesn’t know she will bark growl chase I love her, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes I wonder if I do. The other option you could consider is working with a professional dog training on a one-on-one basis. Should be published by tomorrow. A week ago my daughter came to tell me goodnight and he lunged at her feet and bite her. And so on. Here’s a link to my article on how to curb barking. You can successfully train a dog of any age. Hi, just stumbled across this website and thought id give it a go asking a few questions if you dont mind…..its abit of story so bare with me here. Thanks I had to break down and get a prong collar, she was ABSOLUTELY horrible at pulling on the leash. It sounds like your boy is over his threshold and might training work on focus. Because I was tense and worried. I know him being sick plays a big role in his behavior and not being receptive but I’m willing to try anything. We have other mini-trainings for puppies and dogs. Also, it might help for you to know that the GSD breed matures very slowly. When he came home, he’s full of energy and we were thinking maybe because he was in the cage for a long time. I’ve just recently rescued a 3 year old German Shepherd and he seems to be a great dog! It’ll work just fine. i’m going to share something about this because as I said many of the readers on this blog are struggling with the same thing. I hope this helps. I’ve slowly introduced my children to him one at a time. do you think that even if we live in a fairly small appartment for now, that we can take care of a shepherd and make her feel well? As you know, in training in agility and obedience baby steps are always the best. German Shepherds also make excellent sniffer dogs and excel in search and rescue. It could be that Soldier was having an off day and not feeling well. Thanks for reaching out with your comment. Hi. I am happy to have found you and look forward to using all of your articles to help in training. It sounds like your female is super smart! Then she gets mad. Now move your treat hand as though you’re going to move it over your dog’s head towards his tail but be mindful to keep it in line with his nose. 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