Training Your German Shepherd

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German Shepherds are wonderful dogs, and can be some of the most loving and faithful companions out there. At Golden Ridge German Shepherd, we’ve worked with so many dogs over the years, and have learned more than a few tricks about training German Shepherds, and wanted to share some of our tips today.

Daily Work Will Pay Off

One of the most important aspects of training your German Shepherd is how often you work with them. We recommend you train your German Shepherd for at least 10 to 15 minutes a day. Don’t do all of your training at once, break it up into a few short sessions throughout the day. Doing this will help keep your Shepherd from getting bored, and will help the training stick more effectively.

How Long Does It Usually Take to Train a German Shepherd?

Typically, it takes somewhere between 8 and 12 weeks to learn basic obedience commands, though it’s important to note that the younger your dog, the easier it usually is to train them. Contrary to the popular saying, you can teach old dogs new tricks, it may just take a little extra training.

At What Age Should I Begin Training My Puppy?

German Shepherd puppies can start learning basic obedience commands at 6 to 7 weeks old, but you shouldn’t expect perfect obedience from a puppy. When training puppies, you need to break your sessions up even more, as their attention spans are notoriously short. If you’re struggling to train your puppy, bring them to a professional dog trainer.

Consult with an Experienced Maryland German Shepherd Trainer

At Golden Ridge German Shepherd, we’ve been working with the dogs for years, both breeding and training. Whether you’re looking to adopt a new dog, or need some help with training, we’re here for you. Get into contact with us today to learn more about services!

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