A trained dog is not only a reason for pride, but also a guarantee of safety for both the pet itself and everyone around it. But that is not all. For centuries, people have been selecting dogs with various inclinations and abilities – they made different breeds that can be conditionally divided into shepherds, hunting (gundogs, hounds), security, service and companion dogs. These dogs, like humans, need to exercise their abilities in order to be happy. And the right training technique allows you to discover and develop their natural talents. This, you see, is much nicer and more useful than raising a “sofa” pet.
You can do the training yourself. But this requires experience and a lot of time, especially when it comes to medium and large breeds. In any case, the result of “home” training loses to specialized courses. After all, if you are not a professional, it is difficult to create a truly competent program and take into account the behavioral characteristics of your dog specifically. That is why special courses are in such demand. In our article we will talk about the five most popular programs. Continue reading
The owners often complain about the dog: “You train and train, but she is still old.” Or they don’t complain, they simply declare that the dog is ill-bred, because she has “such a character” and it is impossible to train her. But the matter is most often not in the pet, but in the owner, who, out of ignorance or because of insufficient motivation, makes serious mistakes in the upbringing. In our article we will list the main ones. Take note!
1. Poor diet
The well-being of the dog, its energy, cheerfulness and even quick wits directly depend on the quality of feeding. With a poor diet, the pet simply will not have the strength to absorb new information.
2. Lack of socialization
In no case should a dog be hidden from the world. The sooner you begin to socialize it, the more it will communicate with other dogs and people, the more developed and smart it will be.
3. Lack of walking and physical activity Continue reading
A puppy must be trained in a collar from the first months of his life. If this is not done on time, then many problems can arise later. For example, a pet will begin to resist, snarl and show aggression when trying to put on a collar or try to remove an accessory throughout the walk, gnaw a leash, etc. To make a puppy accustomed to a collar quickly and without hostility, it should be encouraged with treats immediately afterwards how to put on this accessory.
Types of collars for German shepherds
1. Soft wide collar. It serves for everyday walking. You can hang an “addressee” on it – a token on which the contact details of the owner are indicated. They will help to contact the owner of the pet.
The collar for a German shepherd must be made of high-quality leather and equipped with welded rings to which a leash or a driver is fastened. Poor fittings can cause an accident and cause the dog to break loose on the leash. Continue reading