Getting a new German Shepherd is an exciting and fun time, but getting a new puppy also means you’re gaining a new responsibility. Trying to nurture and raise your German Shepherd puppy into a fully grown healthy adult can be a challenge, especially if it’s not something you have previous experience with. At Golden Ridge Farm, we’ve been raising German Shepherd puppies through adulthood for years, and know exactly how to nurture those little fuzz balls into happy and healthy adults.
Teaching Boundaries is Important When Puppies are Young
No one wants an ill-behaved dog. We’ve all seen them in public barking at everyone, pulling their owner on their leash, and growling. It’s embarrassing, and can be dangerous, to bring an untrained dog in public. The old adage says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, and there is some truth there. Older dogs can be trained, but it is much more difficult to do so, which is why it is so important to train dogs when they’re still puppies.
Mental Stimulation Makes Them Happy and Keeps them Convenient
When puppies go off on their own and chew something up, or get into something, it is most often because they’re bored. Playing with your puppies for a good amount of time every day will keep their minds stimulated, which means they probably won’t be getting into any mischief. Providing them with regular mental stimulation will also help them develop positive habits and provide them with a path to a happy life.
Nutrition is Incredibly Important for a German Shepherd’s Health
Just like for practically any living organism, what a German Shepherd consumes has a massive impact on its overall health. Eating a poor diet can lead to poor health, which can lead to poor behavior. Conversely, a good diet can lead to good health and good behavior. What is good for one puppy, may not be what is right for another puppy. To best learn what kind of diet is best for your German Shepherd.
Keep an Eye on Their Weight
This goes hand in hand with nutrition, but it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the weight of your German Shepherd puppy. Eating the right thing is important, but too much of a good thing isn’t good.If your dog has weight issues as a puppy, it’s more likely to have weight issues for the rest of its life.
Looking for a German Shepherd Puppy? Need Help Training a Puppy You Have? Get Help from a Professional
German Shepherd puppies are rambunctious creatures, and when not trained properly, they can wreak havoc on your home and family. Whether you already have a puppy, or are interested in getting one, it is imperative that you train them properly. Failing to adequately train a German Shepherd will only create problems for you, and can be detrimental to the puppy. At Golden Ridge Farm, we’ve dedicated our lives to improving the lives of the German Shepherds we raise. If you need help with anything German Shepherd related, Golden Ridge Farm is the right place.