The German Shepherd is a working dog breed suitable for use in various types of services (security, search, etc.). The owner of this shepherd dog is tasked with developing at least a minimum of natural abilities through training.
Training is the development of special skills in any breed of dog necessary for the owner. You need to train the German Shepherd in a variety of ways, without adhering to certain commands. It is necessary to carry out a comprehensive training aimed in general at the development of sentry and security qualities. The best results can be achieved using modern techniques. The basic principles of dog training are to perform certain skills. For a dog, the owner's command must be law.
From an early age, the puppy must move a lot. In the beginning, it should be simple games and walks. It is necessary to ensure that the puppy does not fall off his feet and does not get tired when he comes home. The most useful load during this period will be playing with peers. Then, starting from four months, you need to gradually teach the puppy to move on a tight leash.
As your dog grows older, you need to move on to targeted physical training. Swimming gives an excellent load - it develops the muscles of the back and chest, strengthens the ligaments of the hind and front extremities. You need to deal with the dog constantly and give it a rest once a week.
You need to train a German Shepherd so that the pronunciation and tone of the normative commands never change at will. The owner's gestures and movements should be calm and confident. In the initial period of training, the dog should be rewarded for good execution of the command by stroking, treating, or affectionate intonation. Pay special attention to the health of the dog, as it is strictly forbidden to train with a sick animal.
It is necessary to train a shepherd dog, periodically giving freedom of movement, rest, playing with it. It is necessary to diversify the time and place of training, the presence of other stimuli, the sequence of command execution, the trainer's clothing.
Only one person should train the dog until the skills are finally developed. It is best to carry out training - in the evening or in the morning before feeding, the ideal suitable air temperature is 12-15 ° C, without harsh wind and precipitation.