Raising German Shepherd puppies can be challenging, but having a better knowledge of this breed
will go a long way toward making it interesting. Since we have discussed the best diet for your German Shepherd dogs, here is a list of 5 mistakes to avoid when raising German Shepherd puppies.
For good reasons, the German shepherd is one of America’s most well-known dog breeds.
They’re great companions, alert guardians, and tireless workers. Their commitment and mental fortitude are unrivaled.
The German Shepherd is a breed of dog that has been around for more than 150 years. They are highly intelligent and loyal. German Shepherds are talented dogs that can be trained to do a variety of tasks, such as guiding and assisting the disabled, assisting police and military in searches, rescue, and drug identification. Their best quality is that they are loyal companions.
However, they require a lot of attention and training. And as a German Shepherd owner, there are certain things you need to take note of.
German shepherd puppies are supernaturally charming, but these fun-loving puppies need proper
care, love, and positive training so they can become well-behaved dogs.
Lack of proper training and guidance can make them large aggressive, and mean animals.
In this article, I will talk about 5 things to avoid when raising German Shepherd puppies. If you have this breed, you may have noticed that your German Shepherd dislikes all or some of the things on this list.
If you are thinking about adopting a German Shepherd, this list should give you an idea of what to expect.
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Raising German Shepherd Puppies
1: Don’t keep them bored
German Shepherds were bred to herd large herds, which means they’re comfortable with
These dogs need a lot of activity in order to stay engaged, so being bored and lonely can be
frustrating for both the puppy and the owner.
When not engaged in enough physical activities, they’ll relieve their frustration by turning destructive, which in turn will frustrate you to no end.
These dogs require a lot of mental and physical activity to prevent boredom and are prone to
chewing and digging when left idle.
2: They hate confined spaces
German Shepherds require at least 4000 square feet of space, which is the bare minimum amount of space they need for enough room to run and play around.
They hate confined spaces and will most likely find it difficult to live in small spaces, including small houses or apartments.
They can live in an apartment, but you’ll need to put in a ton of hard work so they can live comfortably.
If your German Shepherd isn’t getting enough exercise because of the limited space available, it may show signs of behavioral problems such as destructive chewing or excessive barking.
3: They hate unfamiliar places and people
German Shepherds are generally protective of their owners and territory, particularly against strangers or invaders.
Although proper socialization can help them lose this fear of unfamiliar places and people, but it usually takes a lot of time and patience, especially with German shepherds.
Socializing them when they are young will make it easier for them to be less wary of strangers.
4: They hate being yelled at.
If you know your way around dogs and how to train them, you should know that yelling is not only ineffective but German Shepherds hate it. They can hear better than you can and are very sensitive to loud noises compared to quiet ones.
Yelling also alters the tone of your voice, which could confuse them in a stressful situation.
The worst part is, they won’t understand why you are yelling at them. They will think it’s because you’re angry or frustrated, but they won’t know it’s because of their actions.
However, it typically causes a rise in anxiety, leading to an aggressive response from them. It also doesn’t help because when you yell at them, they often become fearful of you and will commonly try to bite you.
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5:They hate being ignored
German Shepherds are not needy dogs. They can live relatively independent lives and aren’t
likely to try to get all up in your lap.
However, they do form close relationships with their owners that last for a very long time.
These qualities make German Shepherds among the most loyal and protective of all dog breeds.
They can also be loyal and protective of all members of the household in which their owner resides.
What this also means is that they’ll require your attention from time to time, and if ignored, they might develop behavioral issues.
The bottom line is that while German Shepherds may not be for everyone, they are still great dogs. Owning one is a real privilege.
Taking note of these things when raising German shepherd puppies will help you avoid
what could cause issues for you or your German Shepherd.
So, do you own a German Shepherd? What are the things they hate?
you can make your opinion in the comments section.
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