Many people are not aware that there are in fact many types of German Shepherds, each with different physical characteristics and, more importantly, personality traits. Understanding these differences and selecting a type that best suits your personality, lifestyle and training goals is the first step in responsible German Shepherd ownership.
Learn all about the German dog sport of Schutzhund: what it is, it's history, how to get involved, and it's importance in preserving the German Shepherd Dog as a working breed.
Tracking is a sport where the people take the passenger’s seat. The dog is in the lead and is able to confidently do what comes naturally to it, and we must learn to trust in this ability. For some people, trusting the dog and letting it lead are two of the hardest parts of beginning work in tracking.
Whether you train your dog to track for competitive sport, for fun, or for a potential working career, it is imperative to begin your training positively and in an ordered fashion so as to achieve the highest level of consistency and success.
Socializing your puppy is key to ensuring you’ll have a happy, confident, and well-adjusted dog for life. Below, learn the best time to socialize your puppy, how to do it right, and why it’s important.
House training your puppy is about consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement. The goal is to instill good habits and build a loving bond with your pet.