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German Shepherd Central

German Shepherd Central
Posted on : April 09, 2008
When can I stop training my German Shepherd?
You’re helping your German Shepherd learn a few new behaviors, and you’re starting to think of ways to reward your dog for polite behavior. This is great! It means the more new cues and tricks your GSD learns, the more freedom you have to enjoy each other’s company, instead of constantly battling for the responses you each want. […] ...»

5 rules for teaching your GSD a great recall
Below are the rules you must follow to have a German Shepherd who joyfully returns when you call: Rule 1: Don’t use your recall word anytime except when you’re teaching it (and later, when you’re 99 percent certain your dog will come to you). Using your recall phrase over and over while your dog fails to respond only teaches him that […] ...»

Teach your GSD to lay down
Being able to put your German Shepherd into a down-stay is incredibly useful. I like to teach what’s called a “fold-back” down, where the dog folds his hind legs and drops his front legs into a down, from a standing position. If you’re competing, your dog can get into this position quickly from motion, and you don’t risk him […] ...»

Teach your GSD with lure-reward training
Want to teach your German Shepherd a new trick? The easiest way to get started teaching a dog a new behavior is to use lure-reward training. You’ll need your dog and a big handful of tasty treats to get started. Start training in a quiet location, away from people and other animals. Step 1: Use food […] ...»

Stop bad behavior before it starts
One of the first tools in every dog trainer's toolbox is what we call "management," or managing your dog's environment, so he or she cannot practice the unwanted behavior. In fact, many behavior problems can be eliminated using management alone. So, what do we mean by "management"? And why is it such an important concept […] ...»

Video Q&A: Bad manners with other dogs, strangers and at home
Here’s a video answering a couple of burning questions about 1-year-old GSDs: When is biting other dogs while playing OK? And what to do with a 1-year-old German shepherd that barks at strangers, and jumps up at home? ...»

How much does a German Shepherd puppy cost?
As of this writing, you can expect to pay between $1,000 and $2,000 US dollars for a quality-bred German Shepherd puppy. Why are German Shepherd puppies so expensive? The main reason German Shepherd puppies cost so much is that the cost of breeding German Shepherds and raising the puppies is not cheap. Below is a […] ...»

Teach your German Shepherd how to jump
Whether for agility, obedience, rally, dock diving, search and rescue, Schutzhund, IPO, hiking or for fun, teaching your German Shepherd to jump is an important part of his foundational training. You can start training your German Shepherd the basics of jumping as a young puppy, using poles on the ground, or uprights with no poles. […] ...»

Teach your German Shepherd to stand still for grooming
Is your German Shepherd difficult to brush? Above is a video of Jabber the wooly mammoth, demonstrating a grooming trick you can try, along with a training strategy for teaching your dog to stand for brushing. German Shepherds blow their coats twice per year: in the spring and again in the fall. First, note whether your dog has any […] ...»

How to socialize your German shepherd puppy
When does socialization begin? The socialization process for German Shepherd puppies begins the day they are born! An educated breeder will have plan for daily neonatal handling of the litter, and by eight weeks of age, Dr. Ian Dunbar recommends that puppies have been handled by at least 100 people! You must continue to socialize your puppy after you […] ...»