What can I expect from a German Shepherd puppy?

What can I expect from a German Shepherd puppy?

German shepherd puppies are playful. They’re quick learners and love having a job to do (even if it’s chewing through a delicious bone). They’re loyal to their humans and naturally confident in their abilities. They’re also destined to become great protectors for their homes.

Are German Shepherds easy to potty train?

Learning how to potty train a German Shepherd puppy does not have to be stressful or worrisome but it does take time and persistence. When you bring your puppy home the first house rule she should learn is not to poop and pee in the house. If you do it right you’ll see it’s easier than you think.

When to take your German Shepherd puppy to the vet?

Before picking up your German Shepherd puppy, you should’ve already made an appointment with your veterinarian to have your puppy’s health checked within the first 24 hours of bringing him home. Some basics are an absolute must if you want your new German Shepherd puppy to grow up to be well-mannered, obedient, and fun to have around.

Where can I get a German Shepherd puppy?

Obviously. Both of our (purebred) girls are from a rescue, and we’d encourage anyone who wanted a new dog (or a puppy) to look at a rescue first. We adopted from Southeast German Shepherd Rescue, which covers North and South Carolina, Virginia, DC, and parts of Tennessee, Georgia, and Maryland.

How old is my 4 month old German Shepherd?

Aggressive 4 Month Old German Shepherd by Kathy (Stockton, Ca) We have a 4 month old female german shepherd pup which during the day Monday-Friday left alone for around 7 1/2 hours. When we get home she just cries really loud, tosses her head and bites.

Do you have an issue with your German Shepherd?

A guy that I knew down the street had an issue with his German shepherd and I happened to know that deep down this German shepherd was a beautiful boy. He wanted to do right, but left to his own devices, he was going to make mistakes.

When does a German Shepherd become a puppy?

How Long Is A German Shepherd Considered A Puppy? A German Shepherd should be fed a puppy diet until around 12 months of age, or as advised by your veterinarian based on their growth and development. Adult German Shepherds are somewhat prone to obesity, which can contribute to the skeletal disorders they are prone to.

What should I do if I want a German Shepherd?

It’s heartbreaking, but it’s a reality if you want a shepherd. Find a good vet (preferably one with shepherd experience), and start taking measures to keep your shepherd trim and healthy. Otherwise, you are going to have a little terror on your hands.

How old do you have to be to walk a German Shepherd?

My proven step-by-step puppy training guide that teaches you everything you need to know about walking a German Shepherd Puppy, from eight weeks to 12 months old. A good rule of thumb for an eight week old German Shepherd puppy. Because puppies are growing, it’s important that you exercise them correctly.

When is the best time to neuter a German Shepherd?

Nevertheless, whether neutered or not, German Shepherds are predisposed to hip dysplasia due to their size. A good diet and proper exercise throughout their lifetime should provide ample protection from such injuries. German Shepherd males can be neutered as early as eight weeks with the common practice being around 6 months old.